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Congressmen address utility of OFCCP enforcement burdens in House HELP subcommittee hearing

April 20th, 2012

Are the compliance obligations placed on federal contractors by the Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) unduly burdensome or are they appropriate and necessary to combat discrimination? That question was the focus of an April 18, 2012 hearing by the U.S. House of Representative’s Committee on Education and the Workforce’s Subcommittee on [Read more...]

Global study identifies six activities that influence success of organizational change management

April 20th, 2012

Companies that manage change effectively are more likely to have a formal, systematic process and a dedicated staff than organizations that manage change poorly, according to new research by global professional services company Towers Watson. The research also identified six activities — leading, measuring, communicating, involving, learning and sustaining — that influence a company’s overall [Read more...]

Wendy’s franchisee refused to hire hearing-impaired applicant despite his qualifications, EEOC charges

April 19th, 2012

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it has filed suit against CTW L.L.C., a Wendy’s franchisee, for denying employment to a hearing-impaired applicant because of his disability in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The EEOC charges in its suit (dkt no 6:12-CV-00091-WSS), filed in U.S. District Court for the Western [Read more...]

Thirty-seven percent of companies use social networks to research potential job candidates, according to CareerBuilder survey

April 19th, 2012

Nearly two in five companies (37 percent) use social networking sites to research job candidates, according to a new survey from CareerBuilder. Of the employers who do not research candidates on social media, 15 percent said their company prohibits the practice. Eleven percent report they do not currently use social media to screen, but plan [Read more...]

District court strikes down NLRB notice-posting rule as “useful” but not “necessary” and contrary to Board’s “reactive role”

April 18th, 2012

A federal district court in South Carolina has invalidated the NLRB’s rule requiring employers to post notice in the workplace informing employees of their NLRA rights (Chamber of Commerce of the United States v NLRB, April 13, 2012, Norton, D). “For over seventy-five years, the NLRB has been nearly unique among federal labor agencies in [Read more...]