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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...]

Incentive plan letter made clear employer’s intent not to be bound; contract claims for commission payments and separation pay properly dismissed

April 19th, 2011

Because an incentive letter made clear that IBM did not intend to enter into an enforceable contract to make incentive payments, a former employee could not succeed on contract or promissory estoppel claims based upon the letter and the incentive plan it outlined, ruled the Tenth Circuit (Geras v Int’l Bus Machs Corp, April 18, [Read more...]

Companies shifting from recovery to growth, but domestic hiring will likely continue to lag, according to Deloitte

April 19th, 2011

Chief financial officers are markedly shifting their focus from cost cutting to revenue growth, but they remain wary of increased hiring at home, according to the results of the Deloitte CFO Signals quarterly survey for the first quarter of 2011. Specifically, the CFOs surveyed said nearly half of their companies’ strategic focus is on revenue [Read more...]