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Hiring & Classification

Looking for a new job? Wondering if the questions you were asked at the interview were legal? This section addresses some of the most common issues you may encounter in the hiring process, and how you are classified as a worker may affect your workplace rights.

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Terry A. Venneberg Weekly Weekly

Topic of the Week

Military Leave

As a member of the United States Uniformed Services, you are entitled to special workplace protections under federal law. The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) seeks to ensure that those who serve their country can

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Blog of the Week

Essential Workers Fight for Their Lives

Workers making poverty wages in precarious jobs were struggling to survive well before the pandemic. Now, besieged by economic devastation and a public health crisis, they are in a fight for their lives.

Thought for the Week

"If you're dealing with other challenges that impact the veteran community disproportionately like mental health challenges, physical injuries and service, reintegrating back into society... being able to achieve employment at the level in the specific sector that one desires is something a little more challenging."

–Hannah Sinoway | Organization & Strategy Executive VP for the Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America

List of the Week

from Bureau of Labor Statistics

Veterans' unemployment during coronavirus

  • In April, the veteran unemployment rate jumped to 11.7%
  • More than one million veterans applied for jobless benefits in April alone.
  • There are 1.2 million veterans workers in the five industries most impacted by the pandemic, which includes travel, mining and oil and gas exploration, transportation and warehousing.

Top Five News Headlines

  1. This Next Digital Era Will Be An Intensely Human Experience
  2. Trump Team Killed Rule Designed To Protect Health Workers From Pandemic Like COVID-19
  3. You’ve Been Furloughed. Now What?
  4. Being An Agent Of Change For Workplace Mental Health
  5. Disney, CBS Sued Over ‘Criminal Minds’ Sexual Harassment by California Department of Fair Employment