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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...]

Achieving work/life balance is definition of career happiness for most working mothers

May 4th, 2011

A recent SFN Group, Inc. study shows many working moms are not satisfied with their career, and feel their work is more stressful than being a stay-at-home mom. This is in a large part due to a lack of work/life balance. According to the study, 56 percent of working mothers are not satisfied with their [Read more...]

Another court calls out EEOC after agency fails to establish prima facie case on ADA claims

May 3rd, 2011

Another district court has jumped on the bandwagon that seems to have gained steam over the past few weeks in which courts are holding the EEOC accountable for untenable claims (EEOC v Tricore Reference Labs, April 27, 2011, Conway, J). After it had previously entered summary judgment in the employer’s favor on ADA claims brought [Read more...]

Generation gap causes conflict in some workplaces

May 3rd, 2011

Conflict between members of different generations exists in almost three-quarters of organizations, and more than half of organizations actively work to reduce that conflict, according to a new poll from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Five generations will be represented in the U.S. workforce next year, the Society’s HR Magazine noted in its [Read more...]