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Harley Davidson and unions agree to contract, keeping motorcycle company in Wisconsin

September 15th, 2010

The motorcycle manufacturer, Harley-Davidson, Inc, has agreed to new, seven-year contracts with its employees represented by the United Steel Workers (USW) and International Association of Machinists employed at factories in Wisconsin. The international union said that the new contracts, agreed to by two separate locals, will offer higher wages, and will safeguarding medical benefits. Additionally, [Read more...]

Increased hiring likely in legal field through end of 2010

September 15th, 2010

The final quarter of 2010 is likely to see increased business confidence and continued legal hiring, according to a new survey by The Robert Half Legal Hiring Index. Twenty-nine percent of lawyers interviewed for the survey expect to add legal jobs, while only six percent of those polled anticipate declines, a net 23 percent increase [Read more...]

Expert provides tips for updating your anti-bullying policy

September 14th, 2010

Employer-led, voluntary anti-bullying solutions are the most likely to succeed. The system of four steps advocated for by the American Management Association follows a path familiar to any company that has coupled recognition training with a prohibitive policy and enforcement mechanism.
1. Create a new values-driven policy. Ideal provisions in the policy include:

Declaration of Unacceptability. The organization [Read more...]

New FAA proposed rules on pilot safety garner union praise

September 14th, 2010

Proposed rules announced last week by the Federal Aviation Authority would eliminate current distinctions between rest requirements for domestic, international, and unscheduled flights as part of the agency’s attempts to stregthen air safety. In addition to removing that distinction, the new rules would also create different rest requirements that would take into account the time [Read more...]

EEOC letter confirms that proper use of IRS Form 8850 in applying for Work Opportunity Tax Credit will not violate EEO laws

September 13th, 2010

In a recently released informal discussion letter, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has confirmed that proper use of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 8850, which is used in applying for the Federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), would not violate the federal equal employment opportunity laws, most prominently, Title I of the Americans [Read more...]