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Mass layoff events up 8 in August

September 23rd, 2011

Employers took 1,587 mass layoff actions in August involving 165,547 workers, seasonally adjusted, as measured by new filings for unemployment insurance benefits during the month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on September 22. Each mass layoff involved at least 50 workers from a single employer. The number of mass layoff events in August [Read more...]

U.S. Chamber of Commerce files lawsuit against NLRB seeking to block new notice posting requirement

September 22nd, 2011

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce announced that they have filed a lawsuit, on September 19, alleging that the NLRB’s new notice posting requirement violates federal law and that the Board lacked jurisdiction to issue the final rule. The Board’s final rule requires employers to post a notice of [Read more...]

OSHA issues revised whistleblower investigations manual

September 22nd, 2011

OSHA has issued Directive CPL 02-03-003, OSHA Whistleblower Investigations Manual, to be used as a reference by OSHA personnel. The manual outlines procedures, and other information, related to the handling of retaliation complaints under the various whistleblower statutes delegated to OSHA. The manual supersedes OSHA Instruction DIS 0-0.9, Whistleblower Investigations Manual, August 22, 2003; and [Read more...]

Labor Department signs agreements with IRS and seven states to coordinate efforts to stop employee misclassification

September 21st, 2011

At a ceremony hosted on September 19, 2011, by Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis, the Secretary http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/whd/WHD20111373.htm a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Internal Revenue Service aimed at strengthening departmental efforts to end employee misclassification. In addition, state labor commissioners and other state agency leaders representing Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Utah and [Read more...]

Survey reveals workers who conduct personal mailing at work cost employers $80 million

September 21st, 2011

New research out of London reveals that workers are making their employers pay to send their personal packages, with one in ten employees sending ten parcels or more a year at their bosses’ expense, costing firms over $80 million. Fifteen percent also admit to clogging up their office post rooms by having their personal parcels [Read more...]