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Archive for: November 2012 AM

The surprising effectiveness of medical marijuana

The other highly surprising thing I learnt at the recent SSDP UK conference was just how amazingly effective cannabis is as a medicine. Obviously, I knew that marijuana was available as ‘medicine’ in some countries and US states. But I largely thought the quotation marks were serving a purpose. While I had no doubt that it was a good psychic remedy. If it was at all genuinely medicinal, I had the vague idea that it’s main benefits were largely secondary, a palliative that helps managed pain and nausea. In fact, medical marijuana does a lot more than that. A hell of a lot more. To give you some idea take a look at this list of over a hundred treatable conditions. And it really is treatment, not just management of pain and other side effects. It may even cure cancer.


Prioritizing Wellness In The Workplace

I know I’m not alone when I say I want to live more mindfully. If the billions of dollars Americans are spending on wellness practices and preventative healthcare are any indication, plenty of people out there agree with me.


Back Pay Law and Legal Definition

Back pay is a remedy for wage violations. An order for back pay requires that the employer make up the difference between what the employee was paid and the amount he or she should have been paid. Among other Department of Labor programs, back wages may be ordered in cases under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) on the various federal contract labor statutes.


Unions’ Past May Hold Key to Their Future

Organized labor is in free fall. The number of workers who belong to a union has plummeted about 20 percent over the last decade. Only 8 percent of all workers are unionized. And leading labor activists are wringing their hands over the seemingly inevitable death of a movement unable to cope with technological change.


Work Issues- Difficult Bosses

A good boss is someone who can effectively run a company and communicate with, and understand, their employees. If a boss involves their employees in business decisions, shows appreciation for hard work, and responds with bonuses and gifts at Christmas time, most people would enjoy working for them. However, a difficult relationship with the boss is a common cause of work-related stress. Examples of difficult behaviour shown by some bosses include lack of communication, verbal bullying, inflexible thinking and rudeness. There are various strategies you can use to try and build a better relationship with your boss.


CEO Council Demands Cuts To Poor, Elderly While Reaping Billions In Government Contracts, Tax Breaks

WASHINGTON — The corporate CEOs who have made a high-profile foray into deficit negotiations have themselves been substantially responsible for the size of the deficit they now want closed.


There is No Band-Aid For Workplace Stress

Over the last week I’ve been checking out all those kitschy tips on keeping stress at bay over the holidays. I even wrote one, Top 10 Keys to Unlock Holiday Workplace Stress. I’m a firm believer in the attention grab that gets people talking and subsequently taking a more introspective glance at workplace stress. Not the good stress that gets you motivated, but the stress that burns you out.


Types of Employment Discrimination

In the United States, employment discrimination takes place when an employer or any of his representatives singles out any of the employees or a group of them on the basis of their race, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion and many more reasons.

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