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Demonstrator Tom Comitta pretends to talk on a telephone during a protest inside the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Civic Center station on August 15, 2011 in San Francisco (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Are These For Real? CareerBuilders’ Most Unbelievable Excuses For Calling In Sick List

Excuses for calling in sick to your job can range from the mundane and ordinary (like a flu call-in) to the more outlandish or wild. CareerBuilder, has been keeping track through a survey and has released some of the strangest reasons employees have given for sicking out.

10/23/2014

Fried chicken wings, fried wonton and fried dumplings (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Fed Up ‘SO Restaurant’ Owner Closes Shop & Blames Customers

A sign placed in the window read “We are Closed Because of YOU (customers)”

09/19/2014

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California Court Rules Companies Must Reimburse Employees For Work-Related Cell Phone Calls

If you use your cell phone for work you could be seeing more money in your paycheck.

08/20/2014

San Francisco City Hall

Some SF Employers To Be Forced To Offer Jobs Before Asking About Criminal History

An ordinance that limits how employers and housing providers use criminal history in their decision making goes into effect in San Francisco next week.

08/10/2014

Marcus Board, a grounds painter at Oakland Unified School District received a top employee of the year award. (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

Oakland School District Painter Keeps Learning On Track With Over 2,000 Colors; Recognized For Job Well Done

Has anyone ever told you, you are the best at what you do? An Oakland Unified School District employee has received that compliment and was honored from non-teaching positions by the California Department of Education.

07/29/2014

The Yahoo logo is seen on a sign outside of the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Yahoo Female Executive Sued By Ex-Employee For Sexual Harassment

Yahoo and a high-level female executive are being sued by a woman who claims sexual harassment and wrongful termination.

07/14/2014

Walgreens store in San Francisco (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Walgreens To Pay $180K To Settle Disability Discrimination Suit Filed By South San Francisco Woman

Drugstore Walgreens has agreed to pay $180,000 to a long-time South San Francisco employee to settle a federal disability discrimination lawsuit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Wednesday.

07/02/2014

Richmond Police Cruiser, patrol car

Former Richmond Police Records Specialist Claims She Was Fired Over Her Religious Views

A records specialist at the Richmond Police Department alleges that some of the department’s top brass discriminated against her due to her religious views and wrongfully terminated her, in part because she allegedly discriminated against a lesbian police volunteer.

06/12/2014

Google published a breakdown of their workforce, showing a lack of diversity in the technology sector. (Source: Google)

Google Workforce Breakdown Shows White Males Dominate In Tech

Google released a breakdown of the demographics of its workforce for the first time Wednesday, showing its employees are predominantly white males.

05/28/2014

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Richmond Sears Employee Pepper-Sprayed In $25K Jewelry Heist

Police in Richmond are attempting to find a man who pepper-sprayed a Sears employee and stole more than $25,000 in jewelry from the store, a police spokeswoman said Thursday.

05/08/2014

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