John Challenger

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Medical Pot Law Puts Employers In Legal Gray Area

A human resources expert says issues of marijuana and the workplace are definitely headed for court, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

10/28/2013

Patient receives shot of flu vaccine (AP File Photo)

With Flu On The Rise, Some Businesses Making Sure Sick Workers Stay Home

If you haven’t been bit by the flu bug this year, you might be lucky or maybe you’ve been getting help from the boss.

01/09/2013

John Challenger

Challenger: Don’t Bring Your Political Soapbox To The Office

This year’s presidential race has stirred passions and ignited heated debate from all corners of the country and from every venue, including the workplace.

WBBM Newsradio–09/22/2012

Unemployment Line

Challenger: Job Market Is In Holding Pattern

The U.S. Department of Labor issues its key monthly jobs report for August Friday morning, but another report today suggests the job market is in something of a holding pattern.

WBBM Newsradio–09/06/2012

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Survey: 50 Million Workers Affected By Workplace Bullying

A local workplace analyst warned Tuesday that workplace bullying is affecting more than 50 million people across the country, and costing businesses the service of valued employees.

CBS Chicago–06/19/2012

A military official holds a NATO flag on April 4, 2009 during the NATO summit in Strasbourg, eastern France. (MICHAEL URBAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Some Firms To Shut Down During NATO Summit

Increased security, street closures and uncertainty about protests has companies such as Blue Cross/Blue Shield telling its workers to telecommute on May 18 and 20.

05/11/2012

Unemployment Line

Job Cuts Down In Last Month, Up From Last Year

Ahead of a key government jobs report for February coming up Friday, a Chicago-based research firm says downsizing by employers eased last month.

WBBM Newsradio–03/08/2012

Doreen Baker, director of development for Asian Human Services, is glad to have her new job. (CBS)

Consumer Confidence Helps Drive Down Jobless Rate

The U.S. Labor Department says the jobless rate fell in November to 8.6 percent, down from 9 percent the month before. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at the face on the newly employed.

12/02/2011

(AP File Photo)

Expert: Get A Jump Start For Holiday Temp Work

If you’re planning to find a temporary job around the holidays, you may want to get a jump start on that right now.

WBBM Newsradio–10/03/2011

Jay Cutler (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Fantasy Football Good For Workplace, Expert Says

Millions of workers sitting at their computers are busy — assembling their fantasy football teams. But one employment consultant sees no reason for employers to be upset, in most cases.

08/30/2011

Photo Of $20 And $10 Bills. (AP Photo)

Good News For Job Cuts, Bad News For Inflation

A couple of new economic reports Wednesday suggest a stronger job market but increased concerns about inflation.

WBBM Newsradio–05/04/2011

Unemployment Line

Job Cuts Up For Second Straight Month

The Chicago outplacement firm, Challenger, Gray & Christmas says planned job cuts soared again in February, the second straight month they’ve gone up.

WBBM Newsradio–03/02/2011

Job Seekers

Job Seekers Focus On State Of The Union

A couple from south suburban Hazel Crest watched the State of the Union address with special concern about jobs Tuesday night.

CBS Chicago–01/26/2011