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Proposed whistleblower law could protect federal employees

Dallas, Texas, is home to a large population of federal employees. While the majority of government operations run lawfully, it is not unheard of that a federal agency engages in wrongdoing. When federal employees learn of government abuses, most feel obligated to report the relevant information to the proper authorities. However, many would-be whistleblowers may not disclose what they know for fear of disciplinary action or dismissal.

Disabled man files discrimination lawsuit against Wendy's

With the economy and jobs at a premium these days, it is definitely an employer's market for job seekers. Unemployment remains high in many areas and the jobs that are available are highly competitive, even in the fast food industry. This week a suit was filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against a Wendy's franchisee in Killeen, Texas.

Unemployed feel bias when applying for jobs

If you are one of the unfortunate workers that were laid off during this recession and still haven't landed a full-time job in your field, you aren't alone. In many states unemployed workers are being discriminated against because they don't have a job and are realizing that you need a job in order to get a new job.

Your online presence could help or hinder your career

For many Americans, the advent of social media, texting, twittering, is too much to keep up with. But, if you are looking for a job or working at a company, it might be to your advantage to be aware of the potential pitfalls of using social media so that you don't get fired from your job, or overlooked for a position because of your postings.

Federal employee wins health care coverage for wife

A ruling by a district judge that the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutionally discriminates against same-sex married couples means that a staff lawyer for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals can obtain health benefits for her wife in California.

Service members coming back to retracted jobs

Imagine serving your country knowing that when you were done with your commitment that you would have your job waiting for you. After all, it is a federal law that an active-duty service member must be able to keep their job. A disturbing trend is happening to these service members -- they are coming back only to find that their job is not open for them, and to make matters worse, these are federal jobs.

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