Zero Tolerance for Domestic Violence

By Deborah O’Rell You may have noticed the Empire State Building is purple these days. This is because October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. NYC Office to Combat Domestic Violence held its first ever conference to discuss Domestic Violence and the...
Workplace Bullying is an epidemic

Workplace Bullying is an epidemic

By Deborah O’Rell There’s been a lot of media coverage of cyber-bullying and its sometimes fatal consequences. Most everyone has been bullied at some point in their life as a kid. What is needed is more awareness of workplace bullying and protections for...

Cruz Control

Just because Ted Cruz argued against the release of Michael Haley, who had been mistakenly sentenced to 14 years in prison for stealing a calculator from Walmart, even though the maximum was two years under state law, doesn’t mean he’s a bad guy. Cutting 5...

Icelandic Chicks Rule

Yes, it’s true. Not only is that babe from Reykjavik you just met a looker, she’s also your equal, can you imagine? And she’s luckier than you if not actually better, as she gets to live in region that’s not afraid to honor the feminine. Iceland came in 1st place...

The Fight Against Street Harassment

Aubrey Fox writes about the fight against subway harassment in Gotham Gazette. When Emily May set up the Web site Holla Back with six friends in October 2005, she didn’t expect much response. “We thought, ‘Wow, this is a cute idea,'” said May....

Workers’ Compensation Sole Remedy in Workplace?

Insurance Journal reports that the California Court of Appeals has ruled that claims of assault and battery and emotional distress are barred by the workers’ compensation exclusivity rule, meaning that workers’ compensation is the only remedy for injuries...