CA Labor Law: A friend has been demoted from salaried to hourly after giving notice. Is this illegal? He thinks there may have been a law passed a few years ago banning a salary to hourly demotion. True? [more inside]
Help me find some good books on this history of radical labor movements in the US (specifically dealing with the NW if possible)! [more inside]
Moving to Madison, WI and need some unloading help... [more inside]
My wife and I are expecting our first baby any day now, she wants me to make some cd's for her to listen to during labor, she likes [more inside]
Wanted: Beats and Soothing Sounds for Labor. Beats to help us keep the breathing even and soothing sounds to relax. Suggestions? [more inside]
Is there a correlation between how painful/strong your menstrual cramps usually are and how painful/strong your labor contractions will be/were? [more inside]
I am looking for recommendations for books about labor/birthing. [more inside]
I believe my company, a government contractor, is using alot of grey areas in their employee time cards to get away with paying as little as possible. For example, I am listed with them as "salary", which by my understanding would mean I get x amount of payment per pay period. However, they still have everyone fill out a time card, and pay us per the hours we have worked. [more inside]
What are the best natural methods for inducing a post-term pregnancy? [more inside]
New baby + uninvited family visitors = drama. More hormone-charged details inside. [more inside]
My neighbor/good friend just went into labor! I have the keys to her house. Give me some ideas of what I can do to rock out her house while she is gone! [more inside]
Labor Law: I work for a company in Texas. A friend of mine in another department called in sick this Wednesday and took the day off. She called in sick on Thursday too, but her manager told her that even though she had a fever she needed to come in anyway since they're working on an important project. Additionally, he told her that she would be working on Labor Day in order to make up for her day off on Wednesday. I guess I could understand this kind of behavior in exceptional circumstances where deadlines and times are really tight, but some parts of the company seem to be perpetually operating in "crunch mode" where taking vacation / sick days is a lot harder than it "should" be. She's not happy and is beginning to look for another job, but this had me wondering, is this behavior by the company legal? [more inside]
Should we use a doula for our hospital birth? [more inside]
Company still hasn't paid my invoice, what recourse do I have? [more inside]
What are the reasons for and against inducing childbirth in cases of gestational diabetes? [more inside]
A friend works for a company who has recently performed a background check on all of its employees. It has instructed him to fire all employees who come back with a previous felony, even though in several cases, they knew about the charges when they hired the employees. This is happening in Indiana. Is this even legal? What rights does my friend have to oppose these firings, and what can these employees do about it?
Music for wife in labor... [more inside]
How does a laborer from the Third World get legitimate work abroad? [more inside]
When should my new birthday be? [more inside]
Am I entitled to back pay for a year of working Sundays in Rhode Island and not receiving time and a half wages? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a day labor hiring hall in Los Angeles? [more inside]
Question about the Writer's Guild strike and comparable situations in other industries: why are the studios allowed to negotiate as a single entity, the AMPTP? How does this situation compare to the various US sports leagues and the auto and airline industries? [more inside]
Management has promised an all-you-can-eat barbecue if we reach 30 days with no workplace injuries (four more days to go). Is this a harmless incentive to work safely, or a subtle way to discourage reporting an injury? Is this a common practice? I work in a physically demanding, industrial environment for a Fortune 500 corporation. The most common injuries result from lifting/lowering, repetitive motions, and encounters with equipment.
Can someone spell out for me the hierarchy of doctor(s), certified nurse midwives, nurses and others in the setting of the labor and delivery room? [more inside]
[JobFilter] Hivemind, decide how much I should be paid. [more inside]
Books About Work. [more inside]
In China, what (unique) challenges do the locals face in getting a good job? [more inside]
New York City and Boston both have standard work weeks of 35 hours. It's 9-5pm but your lunch is included in there. Texas, California, North Carolina have a standard work week of 40 hours, so it's 9-6 to accomodate your lunch hour. I realize that it has to do with your job somewhat, but it is overwhelmingly consistent (even blue/white collar, salaried/hourly). Why? [more inside]
Does the U.S. Dept. of Labor prohibit makeup hours for salaried employees? [more inside]
My boy is going out of town for four days and I want to make a project to surprise him when he gets home. I am making a pathway in our backyard, does anyone have any experience in this? [more inside]
I've been offered a job as the political director of a regional labor federation. Should I take it? [more inside]
How can I get out of a union? [more inside]
Can I collect unemployment because the owner abandoned his business and will not return phone calls or e-mails? [more inside]
I work for a small company with less than a dozen employees. We currently have no formal hiring process, forms or other documentation. Scary? I think so, and I need some help to remedy the situation. [more inside]
Is there an ideal or recommended proportion of management vs. staff salaries? I work at a non-profit, and management salaries are about 40% of total salaries. This seems high to me. [more inside]
Manual Labor - Are you drawn to it, OR do you make a living doing it? [more inside]
What book argued that social democratic parties (like the British Labour Party) are inherently inclined to split into factions? I think the book was British, and I think it was written roughly mid-20th-century, and I think it argued that sectarian infighting was an inevitable outcome of the first principles of social democratic politics.
PregnancyFilter: Was the size of my baby the reason that the epidurals didn't work? [more inside]
What kind of hours are typical requirements for a political campaign job? What kind of hours are actually legal? [more inside]
Labor movement people... this is a long shot I know... Does anyone have any experience with the Prewitt Organizing Fund? [more inside]
Has anyone had experience going to a California labor board hearing. My friend has a dispute with a former employer over breaks. He didn't get any, even though he should have.
I am looking for blogs written by low-wage, night-shift employees (such as convenience store clerks) who use their blogs to chronicle interesting experiences from their working lives. Any suggestions?
MarxFilter: Trouble understanding the concept of "alienation of labor" in the Manuscripts of 1844. Can anyone explain to me exactly what he means? [more inside]
How to form or join a union? [more inside]
How can I get a short-term, labor-intensive job in a field I'd like to start a career in? [more inside]
How many coal miners are there in the US? [more inside]
Why doesn't Africa get more outsourcing work? [more inside]
Is anyone out there familiar with "sheltered workshops"? If so I would be curious if you could point me in the direction of any research citations or PDFs you know about. [more inside]
What's it like working at a Super Target? There's one opening here in town. I understand they offer some decent benefits. How's the work environment? Would you recommend it?