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DOL to seek information on workers’ “voice in the workplace”

May 9th, 2012

The Department of Labor submitted an information collection request proposal for OMB review entitled, “2012 Wage and Hour Division and Occupational Safety and Health Administration Surveys Workers’ Voice in the Workplace.” The 2012 Wage and Hour Division and OSHA surveys will gauge the current level of workers’ voice in the workplace and factors affecting workers’ [Read more...]

Tepid support for Flynn in face of latest IG report

May 8th, 2012

NLRB member Terence Flynn was left twisting in the wind following the release of a second report by the Board’s inspector general, which found that Flynn violated government ethics rules by passing confidential Board information to former member Peter Schaumber.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was asked about the report on Thursday, May 3. Carney [Read more...]

Majority of companies do not measure retirement plan effectiveness, Wells Fargo study shows

May 8th, 2012

Less than half of U.S. employers are taking steps to measure retirement plan success or measure whether employees are on track for retirement, according to recent research from financial services provider Wells Fargo. The 2011 Wells Fargo Retirement Plan Sponsor Survey found that 50 percent of companies have not measured their employees’ progress, while 32 [Read more...]

Governor signs law making Maryland first state in the nation to bar employers from demanding social media information from employees and job applicants

May 7th, 2012

On Wednesday, May 2, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed S.B. 433, the nation’s first law barring employers from demanding employees or job applicants to disclose their user name or password for accessing social media accounts. The law is effective October 1, 2012.

Congressmen ask USCIS to create new review process allowing workers to contest employment ineligibility declarations

May 7th, 2012

On Tuesday, May 1, 39 Democratic House members sent a letter to the director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) asking him to create a review process that would allow workers to challenge erroneous final declarations of employment ineligibility issued under the federal E-Verify program. The representatives took issue with a “seriously flawed program” [Read more...]