New Overtime Rules: Work Less, Earn More

Read it here. A “notice of proposed rule-making” by the Department of Labor typically isn’t the kind of thing that gets people excited. (I hope I haven’t already lost you at “notice of proposed rulemaking” – trust me, this gets more interesting). This week, the Department of Labor proposed new rules that millions of workers…

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“Workcationland”?

Read it here. First, there was the vacation. Then, with the great recession came lots of talk of the “staycation.” Take the kids to that local museum you’re always vowing to go to, set up the beach chairs and tent in the backyard, or dive into a binge session of Netflix. Not quite the same…

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Will robots take YOUR job?

Read it here. For decades, there have been stories – both real and imagined – about human workers being replaced by machines. You only have to Google “humans replaced by robots” to see scores of headlines about what will happen when robots take our jobs. Articles report that “Robots are replacing us faster than we…

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Breastfeeding Is A Civil Right

Read it here. This past week, I escaped to sunny California with my 7-month-old. As we made our way across the country by bus, plane, and car, one thing that made our travels infinitely easier was that I could breastfeed my daughter as we went. It gave her comfort, helped her go to sleep (something…

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One Big Step Forward For Pregnant Women

Read it here. In a much anticipated ruling, yesterday the Supreme Court weighed in on whether a UPS driver, Peggy Young, had been discriminated against based on pregnancy. Instead of providing Peggy with light-duty work, as it had done for many other workers, UPS instead forced her to take unpaid leave. This case has gotten…

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Doing Good By Dining Well

Read it here. It’s Restaurant Week in Maine. Actually, Restaurant Week this year is twice as long, March 1-14th, because apparently Maine Restaurant Week “is so epic it’s two weeks this year.” Dozens of restaurants across the state are participating from Kennebunk to Auburn to Orono, and as part of the festivities they are offering…

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