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Topic of the Week

Search And You Shall Find: Working With a Search Firm:

Looking for work seems like the ultimate go-it-alone experience. But it often doesn't have to be, there are resources out there dedicated to helping you. For example, staff at the unemployment office, career placement staff at your university, staff with

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Blog of the Week

DOL Decision Could Mean the End of Wage Theft Through "Independent Contractor" Misclassification

Are you an employee? It seems like a simple question that must have a simple answer for most people. But definitions in different laws and rulings enforcing the laws vary. And that variation provides an opening for a growing number of employers to cheat governments of taxes and workers of income, benefits and protections by misclassifying their employees, especially as "independent contractors."

Thought for the Week

"Corporations no longer try to fit square pegs into round holes; they just fit them into square cubicles."

–Robert Brault

List of the Week

from Dr. Frank Luntz

Phrases That Work (And One That Doesn't)

  • 'Imagine' is still the most powerful word in the English language.
  • 'No excuses.' No phrase better conveys accountability, responsibility and transparency.
  • 'I get it.' Short, sweet and effective.
  • 'If you remember only one thing...' is the surest way to guarantee that people will remember the one point that matters most to you.
  • 'Uncompromising Integrity.' Of all the truthiness words, none is as powerful as 'integrity,' but in today's cynical environment, don't expect it to take you very far. 

Top Five News Headlines

  1. This San Francisco Cafe Is Just Fine With The $15 Minimum Wage
  2. Philadelphia nursing agency workers get $745,000 in unpaid wages
  3. D.C. Circuit Backs NLRB on Hospital Discipline Cases
  4. Work advice: Retailer's 'flexible scheduling' leaves employee in knots
  5. The Insecure World of Freelancing