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Study: Older Workers Bring Valuable Knowledge to the Job

In the workplace, age matters - but hiring or promoting based on age-related mental abilities can be a minefield, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

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University of Utah Law Student Takes On Case of Labor Activist Joe Hill 100 Years After Execution

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As the execution of Joe Hill observes a 100-year anniversary this year, University of Utah law student Adam Pritchard this month has published a new article about the case in the Labor Law Journal. The article, co-authored with attorney Kenneth Lougee, “Joe Hill One Hundred Years Later: The Case for Reliable Hearsay Never Died,” is a historical and legal analysis of hearsay.

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Your Social Media Footprint: Friend or Foe?

First impressions matter, so keep your social media accounts and your reputation clean and classy when searching for a job.

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Work Site Wellness Centers Equate to Weight Loss and Health Care Savings, Mayo Expert Says

As employees and employers face higher health care costs, work site wellnessMale and females cycling in a fitness class centers are becoming increasingly more important to help control the costs of health care and encourage healthy lifestyle behaviors among the workforce, a Mayo Clinic study says.

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Chlorine Use in Sewage Treatment Could Promote Antibiotic Resistance

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Chlorine, a disinfectant used in most wastewater treatment plants, may be failing to eliminate pharmaceuticals from wastes. As a result, trace levels get discharged from the treatment plants into waterways. Now, scientists are reporting that chlorine treatment may encourage the formation of new, unknown antibiotics that could enter the environment, potentially contributing to the problem of antibiotic resistance. They will present the research at the 249th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

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Breadth vs. Depth

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Whether it’s crossing disciplines, breaking down silos, or thinking outside the box, everyone’s talking about boundary spanning as the key to solving the world’s toughest problems. So why isn’t everyone doing it? A new study conducted by Tom Bateman, Professor of Management at the McIntire School of Commerce, and Andrew Hess, Assistant Professor of Business Administration at Washington & Lee University, offers some intriguing clues.

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Five Ways to Get More Helpful Feedback from Employees

Researchers have developed five tips for getting more useful employee responses

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How to Get the Internship You Want

Internships are today’s entry-level jobs, and at least 65 percent of students who intern receive job offers. Here are pointers on how to secure one.

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Wisconsin Vote: Even Right-to-Work Proponents Concerned That Weakened Unions Squeeze Middle Class

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Women Who Petition for Restraining Orders Against Abusers Typically See Decreased Earnings

“Why doesn’t she just leave?” is a timeworn question about women trapped in relationships with men who physically and/or emotionally abuse them. Economic dependence is clearly part of the story — many women lack the financial means to leave and find themselves trapped by both poverty and abuse.