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  • Looking Out: Poll finds overwhelming support for LGBT employment nondiscrimination law

    Looking Out: Poll finds overwhelming support for LGBT employment nondiscrimination law
    Due to the government shutdown, progress on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) -- which would ban discrimination in hiring based on gender identity or sexual orientation -- has stalled. But when things get back to normal in Washington, LGBT...
  • Treasury revises "use-it-or-lose-it" rule on flexible spending accounts

    Workers may no longer have to rush to stock up on medications or glasses just to use up money in flexible spending accounts before the end of the year.  For years, any money left over in a flexible spending account has been forfeited.   The U.S....
  • ESPN Zone workers, employer reach settlement

    ESPN Zone workers, employer reach settlement
    About 140 workers who lost their jobs when the ESPN Zone restaurant in Baltimore abruptly closed in 2010 will split $230,000 in a settlement over back pay if a federal judge approves the deal. The agreement, preliminarily approved, was filed Thursday...
  • Obamacare supporters, critics united against requirement for Congress, staff

    Obamacare supporters, critics united against requirement for Congress, staff
    During the debate over the Affordable Care Act, critics in Congress warned that the law would mean that many Americans would lose their existing employer-provided insurance coverage. But when a key part of the law takes effect in January, the ones who...
  • Looking Out: Harry Reid moving Employment Non-Discrimination Act toward a vote

    Looking Out: Harry Reid moving Employment Non-Discrimination Act toward a vote
    Happy Halloween! Let's talk about something truly terrifying: LGBT discrimination in hiring. Maybe not as viscerally scream-inducing as ghouls or witches, I know. But after progress on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act got halted by a government...
  • 7 questions about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act you needed answered

    7 questions about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act you needed answered
    Republican Senator Dean Heller, the junior Senator from Nevada, announced Monday his support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which likely makes him the crucial 60th vote in Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's attempt to get the bill...
  • LGBT discrimination bill moves forward in Senate on key vote

    LGBT discrimination bill moves forward in Senate on key vote
    The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a bill that would ban hiring and employment discrimination against LGBT individuals, will proceed in the Senate after 61 senators voted for a cloture motion that will lead to a final vote on the bill. Maryland...
  • Equal rights on the job

    Equal rights on the job
    Most Americans believe that a person should not be discriminated against in the workplace because of sexual orientation. Polls have shown this consistently and strongly for years. So it shouldn't be too much of a shock if the U.S. Senate this week...
  • Former stripper on The Block is owed back wages under labor laws, judge rules

    Former stripper on The Block is owed back wages under labor laws, judge rules
    A federal judge ruled Thursday that an exotic dancer at a nightclub on The Block, Baltimore's strip-club district, worked as an employee, not an independent contractor, and should be paid back wages. Unique S. Butler of Owings Mills, who worked for tips...
  • New rules require equal insurance coverage for mental ills

    New rules require equal insurance coverage for mental ills
    Most Americans with health insurance will be guaranteed access to mental health services, including for depression and alcoholism, equal to medical and surgical treatment under long-delayed rules issued Friday by the Obama administration. But the...
  • Penn National's track record speaks well for its P.G. casino bid

     Penn National's track record speaks well for its P.G. casino bid
    The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 27 recently testified in favor of Penn National Gaming's proposal to put the Prince George's County casino license at Rosecroft Raceway ("Penn National raises stakes in fight for P.G. Co. casino license," Oct....
  • Honoring veterans by hiring veterans

    Honoring veterans by hiring veterans
    Helping veterans isn't just a part of my job. For me, it's personal. It's in my blood. On Veterans Day, I can't help think of my uncles who volunteered for the service after fleeing a brutal regime in the Dominican Republic. They hadn't been in...