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Obama Order Blocks Contracts for Age Discriminators

Posted on 07/31/2014 by |Senior Editor, Money Team | Comments

Bulletin Today | WorkContractors found to have discriminated against workers because of their age or committed other recent labor-law violations will be ineligible for federal contracts under an executive order that President Barack Obama signed today. Among the worker protections in the order: Businesses with federal contracts of $1 million or more cannot require arbitration in worker disputes involving sexual harassment and certain civil rights violations. Workers also must get basic information on their paychecks, such as deductions and hours worked, so they can verify that their …

Sandy Scams: Beware Repair Fraudsters

Posted on 10/29/2012 by |Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsConsumer advocates are warning homeowners to be extra careful if they need to hire contractors to repair storm-related damage in the wake of Sandy. Natural disasters tend to bring out what the Better Business Bureau calls “storm chasers,” people who take advantage of homeowners who need help with cleanup, wind and flood damage, roof repairs and more. [See 11 ways to avoid costly home repairs.] First,  check with your insurance company to see what your policy covers. Save all receipts, including …