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Shooting victim’s widow not entitled to death benefits under Tennessee’s workers’ compensation law

October 14th, 2010

The widow of an employee who was the victim of an unsolved fatal shooting on an employer’s premises was not entitled to death benefits under Tennessee’s workers’ compensation law, the Tennessee Supreme Court decided in a 3-1 decision filed. The trial court properly concluded that the employee’s death was the result of a neutral assault, [Read more...]

Not much to celebrate this Bosses’ Day as study finds recession has eroded workers’ relationships with their boss

October 14th, 2010

A surprising aftershock from the economic recession is emerging this bosses day, with nearly half (45 percent) of U.S. workers indicating their relationship with their boss has been affected by the recession, according to the most recent Spherion Staffing Services Snapshot survey. Furthermore, of those who say their relationship with their boss has been affected, [Read more...]

High Court grants cert in question of whether Second Circuit erred in allowing public employees’ First Amendment retaliation claim to proceed

October 13th, 2010

The US Supreme Court has granted cert in two cases; one dealing with a first amendment reprisal claim by public employees, and the other dealing with a remand of an NLRB decision in the wake of the Court’s New Process Steel v NLRB ruling. The High Court granted a petition for a writ of certiorari [Read more...]

More than half of the world’s largest company CEOs are not social online, according to study

October 13th, 2010

A new study released by public relations firm Weber Shandwick found that the majority of CEOs from the world’s largest companies –64 percent –are not social, that is, they are not engaging online with external stakeholders. Socializing Your CEO: From (Un)Social to Social examines the publicly visible communications activities of CEOs in the world’s top [Read more...]

Senators ask for audit of money sent to Louisiana, alleging job piracy

October 12th, 2010

U.S. Senators Sam Brownback (R-KS) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) have asked the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to audit federal funds that were allocated to some of the Gulf States, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, suggesting that some of those funds were used to lure jobs away from their home state of [Read more...]