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Employees more likely to steal company data, than office supplies

August 18th, 2010

Employees are willing and likely to take company data, including customer data and product plans, when they leave, according to SailPoint’s 2010 Market Pulse Survey. The survey, which queried 1,594 full- and part-time employees and contractors in the United States and Great Britain, on their views about company data. Forty-nine percent of US workers and [Read more...]

Experienced, mature workers to compete with college students for internships this Fall, finds survey

August 17th, 2010

Competition for internships will be stiff this fall, as experienced/mature workers and college students vie for ways to get a foot in the door. Nearly one-quarter (23 percent) of employers report that they are seeing experienced workers, those with more than ten years experience, and mature workers, workers age 50 or older, apply for internships [Read more...]

14,000 California university employees join Teamsters

August 17th, 2010

Following the decision last week by the California Public Employment Relations Board to uphold a vote by the Coalition of University Employees (CUE) to affiliate with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, CUE joined the Teamsters, bringing its 14,000 administrative, clerical, and allied services employees at the University of California into that union’s fold. The affiliation [Read more...]

Dodd-Frank Act requires Office of Minority and Women Inclusion for covered agencies

August 16th, 2010

Tucked within the broad package of financial industry reforms contained in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act(H.R. 4173 / Public Law 111-203) is a provision that mandates that each covered governmental agency establish an Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) to “be responsible for all agency matters relating to diversity in [Read more...]

Court grants final approval in $85 million Wal-Mart wage and hour settlement, as appeals court dismisses objection

August 16th, 2010

Over three million Wal-Mart hourly employees who worked in 30 states have received final approval of an $85 million dollar settlement after the Ninth Circuit dismissed an objection to the settlement, which had been preliminarily approved last November by Judge Phillip Pro of the US District Court for the District of Nevada. (Pro gave final [Read more...]