A House bill seeks to ban employers from asking workers for the passwords to their social media accounts. Similar legislation was introduced in the House last year, and eight states have laws to protect workers' social media passwords.
For states that have received waivers from No Child Left Behind, there may be a collective sigh of relief as officials are freed from some provisions under the federal education law. However, there are some drawbacks; because the waivers allow individual states and districts to craft their own plans, collaborative efforts among jurisdictions can lead to confusion over how federal funds for education may be used.
If an interviewer's question doesn't relate directly to a job or the required skills, answer the question but then find a way to "bridge" your answer to reflect your professional skills, George Bradt writes. For example, if asked about volunteer work, you could answer the question by explaining how the experience enhanced your communication skills, he writes.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, is riding a tourism boom thanks to several initiatives to improve and market its products. Visitors can take part in weekly guided tours of the downtown area or drop by for a drink at Los Muertos Brewing Company, the city's first artisanal craft brewery.
A wage gap is growing between states that automatically adjust their minimum wage for inflation each year and those that don't. The average minimum wage among states that make automatic adjustments is $8.12 an hour, compared with $7.40 an hour in states that don't make automatic adjustments. Nine of the 10 minimum-wage increases that took effect on Tuesday were automatic adjustments to inflation.