Unfortunately, Iowa has seen 377 roadway fatalities in 2016 as the year quickly comes to a close. This marks a 26 percent increase in traffic fatalities for the same period last year. Of the fatalities, 13 deaths in Iowa highway work zones makes this year the second most deadly in work zone crashes since records… [Read More]
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A class action law suit brought against CNN and its parent, Turner Broadcasting, alleges that African-Americans working for the company are subjected to racial discrimination. The suit alleges that African Americans hired at CNN are passed over for promotions and are paid less than their white counterparts. An HR Diversity Trend Report shows that men… [Read More]
The National Safety Council reports that there are nearly 50,000 car crashes in parking lots and garages across the nation every year. An average of 60,000 people are injured and more than 500 die annually in parking lot and parking garage car and pedestrian accidents. The leading cause of distracted driving in general is cell… [Read More]
Last year, highway fatalities saw the largest annual percentage increase in half a century, nearly 18,000 traffic deaths in the first six months of 2016 – a ten percent increase over the same period last year. Cell Phone Use While Driving Poses Risk Experts believe that Car Wi-Fi and the plethora of apps available to… [Read More]
There has been a recent development in a high-profile, West Des Moines Sex Discrimination lawsuit. One of three women who filed a sexual discrimination lawsuit against the City and Police Chief of West Des Moines in May of 2015 has settled with the city for a sum of 30K. As part of the settlement, the… [Read More]
More and more people are working into their 70’s and even 80’s as the baby boom generation is hitting retirement age. The U.S. Census Bureau projects that over 30 percent of employees ages 65 to 74 will still be working by 2022, a big jump over previous decades. Certainly, seniors possess many skills and experiences… [Read More]
Unlawful employment discrimination can take many forms. Employees can suffer discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity or national origin; sex, gender identity or sexual orientation; religion or creed; and age. Discrimination also can be based on a physical or mental disability, a class protected under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). Recently, a cashier… [Read More]
The recent high profile sexual harassment lawsuit settlement agreement between former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson and Fox News’ parent company, 21st Century Fox Corporation, highlights the plight that many working women face everyday at work when confronting sexual harassment by powerful people in their company. Gretchen Carlson said that Roger Ailes, the former Fox… [Read More]
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