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Expert provides tips for getting ready for final whistleblower rules…again

April 22nd, 2011

US companies are eagerly anticipating the final rules for Section 922 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act – dealing with whistleblower bounties for employees – to be released by the SEC soon. The new rules are likely to impact the effectiveness of internal compliance programs and force companies to make a [Read more...]

Only one in six employers favor a universal health care system funded by tax dollars

April 21st, 2011

Despite concerns about the impact of rising health care costs on their businesses and employees, only one in six employers (16.3 percent) say they favor a federally tax-funded universal health care system, according to the 2011 UBA Benefit Opinions Survey. Nearly all (99.4 percent) top decision makers are concerned with the impact of health care [Read more...]

Study reveals 25 percent of workers have felt bullied in the workplace

April 21st, 2011

A new study from CareerBuilder shows the playground isn’t the only place one will encounter bullies. Twenty-seven percent of workers reported they have felt bullied in the workplace with the majority neither confronting nor reporting the bully. Comparing genders and age groups, the segments that were more likely than others to report feeling bullied were [Read more...]

Declining to articulate a bright-line rule, court finds employer did not discriminate against employee fresh out of drug rehab

April 20th, 2011

Because he failed to rebut his former employer’s evidence showing that more time was required for him to reach a stable state in his recovery, an employee could not go to trial on his ADA claim that he was discriminated against on the basis of his status as a drug addict, ruled the Tenth Circuit [Read more...]

Commercial drivers most distracted by handheld mobile devices

April 20th, 2011

The 2010 SmartDrive Distracted Driving Index shows that the top 5 percent of commercial fleet drivers with the most driving distractions were distracted 67 percent of the time during which a risky driving maneuver was observed. That’s nearly six times more often than the rest of the drivers. The study evaluated more than 13.8 million [Read more...]