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Smoker Fired for Smelling Like Cigarette Smoke — Is It Fair? [POLL]

Smoking is banned in a lot of places, since people don’t want to breathe in the fumes. But to fire someone from their job for smelling like smoke seems a bit excessive, no? Turns out it’s a loaded argument.

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Are You Getting the Overtime Pay You Deserve?

If you’re working overtime and aren’t getting the pay required by law, you’re part of a growing number of Americans who are now filing wage complaints against their employers under the Fair Labor Standard Act.

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Master the Dos and Don’ts of Making Sure Your Resume Stands Out to Land the Job of Your Dreams

If you’re having trouble landing a job, maybe it’s time to look at your resume the way a hiring manager or recruiter would and learn what they like — and what will send your application straight to the trash.

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Do Telecommuters Earn Less Than Office Workers? — Dollars and Sense

Telecommuters enjoy a lot of perks, but they may come at a steep price: a new study finds people who work at home get smaller raises, fewer promotions and lower performance reviews.

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Half of Recent College Grads Don’t Have Full-Time Jobs

The unemployment rate for college graduates is lower than that for people without degrees, but that doesn’t mean they’re having an easy time of it.

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Men and Women Are Putting in Longer Hours at Work — But Who is Putting in More?

Studies show that both men and women are putting in more working hours than ever in addition to logging more office time. But which sex is working longer and harder?

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Could Your Social Media Profiles Cost You a Job?

A new CareerBuilder survey of 2,300 hiring managers and human resource professionals shores up the warnings many experts give job-seekers about social media — namely, what you post could wind up costing you a position.

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Some Companies Are Actually Letting Co-Workers Determine Employee Bonuses

The company bonus might be a novel way to motivate employees and reward good work throughout the year, but it’s sometimes hard to gauge at bigger companies.

That may be why some firms are trying a novel way to award bonuses.

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Fort Worth, Texas Mulling Controversial Move to Not Hire Smokers for City Employment [VIDEO]

If you’re a smoker who lives in Fort Worth, Texas, you may soon have to scratch city employment off your list of job prospects — the city is considering a ban on hiring tobacco users.

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How Much Do Women Earn Compared to Men? — Dollars and Sense

For decades, many groups have highlighted the pay disparities between men and women, and a new report from the American Association of University Women pointed out just how big the earnings gap is.

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