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Annual Mother’s Day survey finds working moms who are sole financial providers earn significantly less than working dads

May 6th, 2011

Although the economic situation is improving for U.S. families, working moms report they are struggling to financially support their families and have quality time at home. More than one-third (35 percent) of working moms and 44 percent of working dads surveyed by CareerBuilder said they are the sole financial provider for their household. Comparing these [Read more...]

Survey of US public companies sheds light on corporate aid to Japan

May 6th, 2011

The Conference Board released findings on May 5 from a survey on contributions by U.S. public companies to relief efforts in Japan. “The recent crisis in Japan has resulted in an outpouring of support from citizens and corporations around the world,” said Matteo Tonello, research director of corporate leadership at The Conference Board. “Numerous relief programs [Read more...]

Spanish version of arbitration agreement was valid, grant of motion to compel arbitration of sex and disability bias, and reprisal claims affirmed

May 5th, 2011

An employee was required to arbitrate her sex and disability discrimination and reprisal claims, despite her assertions that the Spanish version of the arbitration agreement that she signed was not valid, ruled the First Circuit Court of Appeals (Soto-Fonalledas v Ritz-Carlton San Juan Hotel Spa & Casino, May 4, 2011, Lynch, S). The appeals court [Read more...]

Survey spotlights heightened security concerns for employee use of social media

May 5th, 2011

According to findings from the 8th annual What Keeps Network Administrators Up At Night survey commissioned by VanDyke Software®and executed by Amplitude Research®, for two years in a row, four-in-ten survey respondents (40 percent in 2010 and 42 percent in 2011) said they were “moderately concerned” to “extremely concerned” about the security threat associated with [Read more...]

EEOC, HIV-positive plaintiff-intervenor failed to support allegations of disability bias; summary judgment for employer was proper

May 4th, 2011

Finding a lack of evidence to support claims of discrimination and failure to accommodate, the Tenth Circuit affirmed summary judgment in favor of an employer on ADA claims filed by the EEOC and a former driver-trainer for the employer (EEOC v C.R. England, Inc, May 3, 2011, Holmes, J).
Diagnosed with HIV in 1999, the employee [Read more...]