Milwaukee has made inroads in recent years in trying to lure high tech firms to our area. Not only do the jobs pay well, but high tech companies also tend to attract more businesses involved in software or hardware.
The age at which strokes are hitting people is dropping, according to a recent study. The average age at which people have a first stroke dropped by more than two years, researchers said.
A new study finds that bisexual women and men are paid less than similarly qualified heterosexual women and men for doing the same jobs. The research was published by the American Sociological Association in the American Sociological Review.
When we look around the Midwest from our Milwaukee vantage point, we sometimes see that other places struggle with workplace discrimination, too. One example can be found in West De Moines, Iowa.
It is a 6-hour drive southeast of Milwaukee to get to Florence, Kentucky. The modest city of nearly 30,000 residents has found itself at the center of a dispute over pregnancy discrimination.
It can be the result of a sudden onset of serious health problems or the erosion of fitness over an extended period. Regardless of how it comes about, long-term disability is a condition millions of Americans deal with every day.
We see it here in Milwaukee and we see it happening across the United States: workers defending their rights. According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), people are increasingly willing to protect their workplace rights in court.
As lives wind down, some people require assistance with everyday tasks. One of the companies that caters to the growing population needing skilled nursing assistance is Life Care Centers of America Inc.
A Wisconsin woman was hired as a counselor with a full year of probation for her employer to judge her job performance. Based on mixed evaluations, her supervisor recommended against retaining the woman beyond that first year.