gggg.jpgOur sister blog MediaJobsDaily did some digging into the recent news that Gawker Media has offered some of its writers full-time employment status, particularly the theory that former Gawker staffer Sheila McClear‘s request for unemployment payments following her layoff last year was the motive behind the move.

McClear did eventually get approval from the Department of Labor to claim unemployment, but only after much wrangling. Could her fight have brought Gawker Media under the DOL’s microscope?

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