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Estimates of lost wages may be incomplete if you don’t consider unemployment trends

September 15th, 2011

Claims for lost wages and other forms of compensation are at the heart of wrongful dismissal, workplace injury, and workplace discrimination lawsuits. But the economic model designed for the estimation of damages may be incomplete if it does not adjust for unemployment trends and the probability of continued “but-for” employment, according to an economics expert.
“There [Read more...]

HELP Committee confirms Constance S. Barker for second term at EEOC

September 14th, 2011

EEOC Member Constance S. Barker is one step closer to serving a second term on the Commission, following the unanimous confirmation last week by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) of her nomination for a second, five-year term. Barker was first nominated by former President George W. Bush in 2008 and [Read more...]

Avoidable benefits mistakes, personal sacrifices common among American workers, study shows

September 14th, 2011

As fourth-quarter open enrollment period rapidly approaches, new research shows more than three-quarters (76 percent) of American workers who make decisions about benefits coverage during open enrollment admit to making mistakes about their benefits decisions. In addition, 42 percent of workers say they have wasted money each year because of mistakes they made with their [Read more...]

OSHA issues compliance directive to address workplace violence

September 13th, 2011

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a directive on “Enforcement Procedures for Investigating or Inspecting Incidents of Workplace Violence” that establishes uniform procedures for field staff responding to incidents and complaints of workplace violence and conducting inspections in industries considered vulnerable to workplace violence, such as health care and social service settings, and late-night [Read more...]

Survey reveals Americans hungry for a strong manufacturing sector, but nervous about its future

September 13th, 2011

Americans maintain remarkably consistent views on the importance of manufacturing despite year after year of economic turbulence, according to a new survey from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute, with 86 percent of respondents believing that America’s manufacturing base is “important” or “very important” to their standard of living.
The Public Viewpoint on Manufacturing Survey, now in [Read more...]