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Federal judgment on breach of fiduciary duty claim didn’t bar employees’ state law action for unpaid wages and bonuses

March 11th, 2011

Employees’ claims for a bonus due under an employment contract were not barred by the res judicata effect of a prior federal court judgment that awarded their former employer damages because of their breach of fiduciary duty, ruled a Louisiana appeals court (Fogleman v Meaux Surface Protection, Inc, March 9, 2011, Saunders, J). Because the [Read more...]

Challenger March Madness Productivity Report reveals nation’s workers could spend more than 8 million hours watching games from office

March 11th, 2011

Extra games and wider access to coverage of the NCAA men’s basketball championship (A.K.A., March Madness) on smart phones and tablets could increase workplace distractions that threaten to sap employee productivity during the annual three-week long tournament, according to global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. Challenger estimates that total online viewership during work [Read more...]

Employee’s claim that United Airlines terminated him in retaliation for testifying on behalf of coworker’s race discrimination charge survives motion to dismiss; possible “cat’s paw” liability

March 10th, 2011

United Airlines was denied a motion to dismiss an employee’s claim that he was terminated in retaliation for testifying on behalf of a coworker’s race discrimination claim (Gibson v United Airlines, Inc, March 8, 2011, Roberts, V). A federal district court in Michigan ruled that the employee presented evidence upon which a juror cold find [Read more...]

Developing a ‘global mindset’ critical to successful international assignments, upwardly mobile executives

March 10th, 2011

When a company such as Walmart is expecting one of its future CEOs to advance from its overseas operations, it underscores the growing importance of upwardly mobile executives and managers to think and act globally, according to the Thunderbird School of Management’s Global Mindset®Institute. It’s becoming more critical to the career progression of executives and [Read more...]

NELI to hold OFCCP mid-year update webinar, will cover recent changes in audit procedures and litigation strategy

March 9th, 2011

The National Employment Law Institute (NELI) will hold a live, interactive Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) mid-year update webinar on March 24, 2011, and again on April 7 at the following times:

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Eastern)
12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. (Central)
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Mountain)
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon (Pacific)

NELI notes [Read more...]