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Acting General Counsel announces new remedies initiative

December 21st, 2010

NLRB Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon has announced an initiative under which the agency would “systematically” seek remedies appropriate to serious unfair labor practices that employers commit during an initial unionization campaign. This initiative follows an earlier initiative that Solomon announced on September 30, which improved the NLRB’s response to allegations that employees were unfairly [Read more...]


CareerBuilder research confirms just how hard employees are working these days

December 21st, 2010

2010 brought with it leaner staffs and heftier workloads. More than half of workers (52 percent) reported they put in more than 40 hours a week, according to a CareerBuilder study. Fourteen percent work more than 50 hours. Thirty-one percent bring home work at least once a week; one-in-ten bring home work at least every [Read more...]


FLRA’s interim rule will implement agency’s ethics program

December 20th, 2010

The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), intends to issue today, December 20, an interim regulation for FLRA employees that will supplement the executive branch-wide Standards of Ethical Conduct issued by the OGE.
The interim rule, according to an advance notice for Federal Register publication, establishes procedures for [Read more...]


Interim rule will implement agency’s ethics program

December 20th, 2010

The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), intends to issue on December 20 an interim regulation for FLRA employees that will supplement the executive branch-wide Standards of Ethical Conduct issued by the OGE.
The interim rule, according to an advance notice for Federal Register publication, establishes procedures [Read more...]


Most Americans will still consider showing up to work when sick during this year’s cold and flu season, national survey finds

December 17th, 2010

It’s going to take more than a cold or a flu to get between most Americans and their jobs this cold and flu season, according to a new survey by HALLS. The national telephone survey found that most working Americans won’t sacrifice a sick day this year for most cold and flu symptoms, including a cough, [Read more...]