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Posted 10 months ago in Labor and Employment by Josh Crank  
In the Job Market, It Ain’t Easy Being Teen

The overall job market is improving, but as usual, life is totally unfair for teenagers. For the last two years, teen unemployment has hovered around 25 percent, more than three times the current national unemployment rate. Facing odds like those, it’s especially important for teenage job seekers to understand their employment rights and restrictions. Let’s stick with the bad news for now. If you’re under 20, employers can pay you something called the “youth minimum wage.” Since the federal minimum …

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Posted 11 months ago in Government Litigation Your Personal Rights by Michele Bowman  
‘Robin Hood’ Parking Meter Activists Sued by City

The city of Keene, N.H., has had enough of a group of Free State activists who feed parking meters to help fellow citizens avoid tickets and is suing the group, alleging they harass parking enforcement cops, according to a news report.   Freed from Parking Tickets After several years of simply feeding the random parking meter to save a fellow citizen from a parking ticket, Robin Hood of Keene members took the idea to whole new level about six months …

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NM Employers Can’t Ask for Applicants’ Facebook Passwords

Joining a handful of other states that limit employer access to social media accounts, New Mexico on Apr. 5 passed a law forbidding employers from demanding passwords from prospective employees.   Job Applicants Only Under the new law, employers are forbidden from requesting or requiring job applicants to provide access to their social media accounts. “Joining Maryland, Illinois, California, Michigan and Utah, New Mexico is now the sixth state to prohibit employers from mandating access to a job applicant’s password-protected …

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Don’t Let Your Employer Hijack Your LinkedIn Account

While the Phonedog case is the one everyone thinks of when employer ownership of employees’ social media accounts comes up, another case indicates that it remains a very tricky issue. Linda Eagle’s lawsuit against her former employer, Edcomm, over its alleged hijacking of her LinkedIn account may not end well for her, but it serves as an important warning for employees who mingle their business with pleasure when it comes to social media.   ‘Hijacking’ Facts Linda Eagle founded and …

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Senators Propose Bipartisan Immigration Reform

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Jan. 28 proposed a new immigration framework that – were its principles to become law – would open up citizenship options for millions of immigrants in the United States. The plan, “Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” was released by four Democrats, led by Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, and four Republicans, featuring Arizona senator John McCain – the day before President Barack Obama was set to announce his own plans to …

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