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Connecticut DOL contacts employers, individuals about computer theft

July 20th, 2010

The Connecticut Department of Labor notified approximately 5,000 individuals and employers by mail that a laptop computer was stolen within the past week from a secured environment during a recent break-in at the agency’s Bridgeport Office. The computer contained confidential information about unemployment insurance claimants who had wage discrepancy complaints, and certain employers in the [Read more...]

Consumer prices dip slightly in June for third straight month

July 19th, 2010

Consumer prices as measured by the Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers index (CPI-W) fell slightly in June, down 0.1 percent over the month prior to seasonal adjustment, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on July 16. The CPI-W, which is used as an escalator in union contracts and in federal entitlement payments, registered a June [Read more...]

California public works Compliance Monitoring takes effect August 1

July 19th, 2010

The California Department of Industrial Relations has amended its regulations governing the approval and operation of Labor Compliance Programs by state and local agencies involved with public works construction contracts. The agency also adopted new regulations governing fees and monitoring and enforcement standards for the Labor Commissioner on state bond-funded and other specific public works [Read more...]

Research finds entitled workers are more frustrated on the job and more likely to abuse co-workers

July 16th, 2010

Employees who feel entitled in the workplace are more apt to be frustrated on the job and lash out at their co-workers, according to new research from the University of New Hampshire. Conducted by Paul Harvey, assistant professor of management at UNH, the research is presented in the latest issue of the journal Human Relations [Read more...]

Novartis agrees to settle class action sex bias suit for $175 million in monetary and non-monetary relief

July 16th, 2010

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp has settled a class action sex bias suit brought by female sales representatives who alleged they were discriminated against in pay, promotional opportunities, and pregnancy-related matters only two months after a federal jury hit the multinational pharmaceutical company with a $250 million punitive damages verdict ( Velez v Novartis Pharms Corp, SDNY, [Read more...]