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CareerBuilder says nearly one-third of workers holiday shop online at work, while half of employers monitor Internet and email use of employees

November 29th, 2010

Thanksgiving weekend officially kicked off the holiday season and one tradition many look forward to is online shopping at the office. Cyber Monday, a term coined by the National Retail Federation for the first Monday after Thanksgiving (that’s today, folks), will likely be a busy day for Internet use at work. Twenty-nine percent of workers say they [Read more...]

Lawsuit alleges Titan Labs in California violated USERRA by failing to reemploy Army reservist

November 24th, 2010

The Justice Department has filed a lawsuit alleging that Titan Laboratories Inc., and its owner Harvey Berger willfully violated USERRA by discriminating against and failing to reemploy US Army reservist Miguel Orozco Garduño (Orozco), of Mountain View, California. The suit was filed in federal district court in California. In its complaint, the DOJ alleges that [Read more...]

Most Americans will be working via email during Thanksgiving, other holidays this season, and many aren’t happy about it

November 24th, 2010

The majority of employed American adults (59 percent) check work emails during traditional family holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc., and of these, over half (55 percent) check work email at least once a day and more than one in four (28 percent) do so multiple times throughout the day. This is according to a [Read more...]

Employers plan to be proactive in preventing online shopping at work this holiday season

November 23rd, 2010

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday just days away, nearly half (48 percent) of chief information officers (CIOs) interviewed by Robert Half Technology said they will block access to online shopping sites; another one-third (34 percent) said they allow access but monitor activity for excessive use. The CIOs whose companies allow shopping said they expect [Read more...]

Seagate to pay $1.9 million to former employee following jury verdict in wrongful employment case

November 23rd, 2010

In a verdict issued late last week, the jury in a Minnesota wrongful employment case has delivered a verdict that disk-drive manufacturer Seagate must pay $1.9 million to a former employee, Chandramouli Vaidyanathan, PhD, who uprooted his family and career at Texas Instruments to move to Minnesota for a job that did not exist. Vaidyanathan [Read more...]