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Most multinationals see workforce health as a higher priority in next few years

May 18th, 2011

Faced with rising health care costs and a growing concern over the health of their employees, a vast majority of multinational organizations plan to place a higher priority on workforce health initiatives and the overall well-being of their workers over the next few years, according to a new survey by Towers Watson. The survey also [Read more...]

Majority of executives have missed out on opportunity to mentor

May 17th, 2011

The mark of a great mentor is that it’s not “all about you,” a Robert Half Management Resources survey suggests. Half of chief financial officers (CFOs) interviewed who have served as mentors said the chief benefit is the satisfaction that comes from helping someone else. Still, many aren’t reaping the benefits of these professional relationships: More [Read more...]

EEOC sues placement company for disability bias in refusal to hire applicant with Asperger’s

May 17th, 2011

Randstad US, LP, a Frederick, Maryland, employment referral and placement services company, violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when it refused to hire an applicant because of his disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) claims in a lawsuit announced by the agency on May 13, 2011.
The company failed to hire Jason O’Dell [Read more...]

Measure amending NLRA introduced as response to NLRB’s Boeing complaint

May 16th, 2011

Legislation that would amend the NLRA was introduced in the United States Senate on Thursday, May 12. S. 964, the “Jobs Protection Act,” is a direct legislative response to the recent decision by NLRB Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon to issue a complaint against The Boeing Company charging the airline manufacturer of violating the NLRA [Read more...]

Hollywood drama should remind employers of importance of maintaining a well-drafted arbitration agreement

May 16th, 2011

With the recent controversy surrounding Charlie Sheen and his termination from the television show, “Two and a Half Men,” much light has been shed on the issue of arbitration agreements. Sheen, who filed a $100 million lawsuit against Warner Bros. upon his termination, wanted the proceedings to be held in front of a jury rather [Read more...]