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Federal, state estimates agree: Juneau's population is dropping

A pair of reports from the Alaska Department of Labor and the U.S. Census Bureau indicate the population...exact details but not overall pattern.The Alaska Department of Labor report, compiled by state demographer Eddie Hunsinger...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-26/federal-state-estimates-agree-juneaus-p
Local
Walker merges two Dept. of Labor divisions

...Gov. Bill Walker announced Wednesday that two Department of Labor and Workforce Development divisions will be combined...considering consolidating entire departments.The former Department of Labor divisions both handled workforce development grants...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-11/walker-merges-two-dept-labor-divisions
Local
Convicted staffer still on payroll

...continuation of group health insurance coverage ... as if the employee had not taken leave," according to the U.S. Department of Labor.Eligible employees are entitled to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave per year.Huggins is Grundmann's boss and is...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-16/convicted-staffer-still-payroll
State
Convicted staffer isn't making full salary

...continuation of group health insurance coverage ... as if the employee had not taken leave," according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Eligible employees are entitled to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave per year.McDonald was unable to say how much...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-17/convicted-staffer-isnt-making-full-sala
State
State publishes workers' rights pamphlet in Samoan language

The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development has published a new frequently asked questions guide to employment law in the Samoan language.The guide...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-15/state-publishes-workers-rights-pamphlet
State
Gov. Walker proclaims June as Safety Month in Alaska

...preparedness, ergonomics and fall prevention."Keeping employees safe at work is one of the tenets of the Department of Labor," Department of Labor Commissioner Heidi Drygas said in a news release.The state advises employers to hold regular safety...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-03/gov-walker-proclaims-june-safety-month-
State | Local
In Rhode Island, residents gush about paid family leave

...employees have used it and it's been a 'nonissue,' said spokeswoman Gail Leach Carvelli. The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training said it has heard no concerns from small businesses since the rollout.General Dynamics Electric Boat...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-26/rhode-island-residents-gush-about-pai
Not For Web
Report: Alaska population down after 26 years of growth

...Alaska than arrived during the studied time period as well, the Alaska Dispatch News reported.Data from the state Department of Labor shows Alaska lost 7,488 people from mid-2013 to mid-2014. It was the second straight year that more people...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-12/report-alaska-population-down-after-26-
State
Senate agrees with House; passes bill vetoing 2.5 percent raise for state's nonunion employees

...Senate's five minority Democrats and Sen. Click Bishop, R-Fairbanks, voted against the bill. Bishop, a former Department of Labor and Workforce Development commissioner, has been against the legislation from the start because it goes along with...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-19/senate-agrees-house-passes-bill-vetoing
State | AK legislature
Speak up for safety in honor of Workers' Memorial Day

...occupational and workplace-related deaths in the United States in 2013, according to the latest report from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Of that report, 32 Alaska workers died in 2013. Today, we call on employers to...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-27/speak-safety-honor-workers-memorial-d
Opinion

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