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Parent and subsidiary agree to debarment under consent decree following ALJ ruling that both companies were single entity for purposes of OFCCP jurisdiction

September 27th, 2011

Manheim, Inc, a wholesale automotive remarketer, and its subsidiary, Manheim Auctions Government Services (MAGS), who contracts with the General Services Administration, have entered into a consent decree with the OFCCP, approved on September 13, 2011 by the DOL ARB, by which both companies will be debarred from receiving future federal contracts or subcontracts or extensions [Read more...]


According to study, values-based companies experience greater levels of customer satisfaction, loyalty and lower levels of employee misconduct

September 27th, 2011

CEOs in Corporate America are six times more likely than average workers to believe they work in a company where people are inspired, a new study from LRN finds. In fact, employees say they are primarily coerced (84 percent) or motivated (12 percent) by carrots and sticks on the job rather than inspired by values [Read more...]


EEOC says ITT Technical Institutes violated ADA by refusing to accommodate blind applicant in the hiring process

September 26th, 2011

A national for-profit educational provider, ITT Technical Institutes, violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when it refused to accommodate a blind applicant during the hiring process and denied him a job, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) contends in a lawsuit filed on September 21, 2011.
According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, Kerry Kirksey applied [Read more...]


Mercer survey finds health benefit cost growth for 2012 likely to be the lowest in 15 years

September 26th, 2011

Early responses from a Mercer survey still in the field suggest that the average growth in health benefit cost will slow to 5.4 percent in 2012, the smallest increase since 1997. Still, cost growth remains well above both general inflation and growth in workers’ earnings. While this increase reflects cost-cutting changes employers will make to [Read more...]


At House hearing, witnesses blast NLRB for alleged pro-union bias

September 23rd, 2011

At a hearing yesterday, September 22, of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, witnesses attacked the NLRB over rule changes and recent decisions that allegedly demonstrate the agency’s pro-union bias. The hearing comes at a contentious time for the Board, following a month that has seen legislation introduced to abolish the agency.
Chairman Jon Kline (R-Minn) [Read more...]