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    productivity and prosperity of factory workers, like themselves, grow steadily after World War II. He had also seen the growth in the amount of leisure time that hourly workers were enjoying during the post-war boom. His prediction was that the forty-hour workweek would become a thing of the past; he was right and he was wrong. The hours worked by many has, in fact, shifted away from the 40-hour model that my Dad and I both had worked, but usually not in a good way. As the economy was…

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    Prosthetic Physical Therapy is a medical career in which a physical therapist helps someone who has just received a prosthetic limb after an amputation. Amputation is the removal of a limb by trauma, medical illness, or surgery. As a surgical measure, it is used to control pain or a disease process in the affected limb. A prosthetic is an artificial limb made for a person who is requesting.Prosthetic Physical Therapists help patients get used to using there prosthetic, helping them put it on and…

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    Pfeffer (1995), the key to achieve sustainable competitive advantages through effective management of people is to seeing workforce (people) as the strategic advantages instead of replacing them. In others words, it refer to talent management that organizations need to acquire and retain essential talent and to engage employees (Hughes and Rog, 2008). The hospitality industry is well known for its high staff turnover rates due to the highly labor-intensive nature and poor work-life balance…

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    History of the Act. The Women’s Legal Defense Fund in 1984 came up with a draft of the legislation that was later to be the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The legislation was later introduced to the Congress each year from 1984 to 1993 but was repeatedly blocked by entrenched opponents. The Congress finally passed the legislation in 1991 and was passed by the 103rd Congress in 1993 which was the only Congress that had a majority that President Bill Clinton had. The legislation also had…

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    Maquiladoras as an Economic After reading lives on the line: dispatcher from the U.S.-Mexico border by Miriam Davidson I feel like the Nogales / Arizona and Nogales borders are becoming one community. For many years the border was less distinct because of Mexicans going over to visit there family and friends and U.S. nationals crossing over to shop and sightsee. But just like everything in the world time changes it. The maquiladora industry bought jobs, environmental degradation, and…

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    Entertainment workers Bambi Boots and Randy Rogers filed a complaint against their employer High Class Entertainment under the Fair Labor Standards Act, “It is a federal law applicable to employees engaged in interstate commerce or employed by an enterprise engaged in interstate commerce; sets minimum wages and overtime and regulates youth employment (Employment Law p. 480).” Fair Labor Standards Act has two requirements in order to file a complaint under this law. One is the employer and…

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    In order to understand the Walsh-Healey Public Act of 1936, I did some research as how this act came into effect. In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Frances Perkins as Secretary of Labor to help assure that workplaces would be safe. Perkins created the Bureau of Labor Standards in 1934 primarily to promote safety and health for the entire work force. She outlined a set of policies priorities; a 40-hour work week; a minimum wage; unemployment compensation; worker’s compensation;…

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    Foxconn International losing 14 workers to suicide in 2010 and how its solution to this problem was erecting nets to catch workers jumping from dormitory windows (Smith, 13). These workers probably committed suicide due to the lengthy workdays and workweeks and the intensity they are forced to work with throughout their long hours (Smith,…

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    The lecturer casts doubts on the reading passage assumption that a reduction in one day of work in the work week would be better not only for the employee but for the company's profit and for the overall economy. Therefore he brings criticism to the three arguments presented in the reading passage in order to prove that the benefits assumed in the passage aren't likely to happen. The first point that the lecturer disagrees is with the passage assumption that reducing the weekly work time of an…

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    For most children, mandatory homework assignments push their workweek far beyond the school day and deep into what any other laborers would consider overtime. Even without sports or music or other school-sponsored extracurricular, the daily homework slog keeps many students on the clock as long as lawyers, teachers, medical residents, truck drivers and other overworked adults. Is it any wonder that,deprived of the labor protections that we provide adults. I think kids should be given homework,…

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