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More than one-third of workers discuss politics at work, according to survey

March 2nd, 2012

As one of the most anticipated and contentious presidential races moves forward, you may find the most vocal political pundits in the next cubicle, according to a new CareerBuilder survey. Thirty-six percent of workers reported they discuss politics at work. Forty-three percent expect they will be talking about this year’s presidential election with co-workers. The [Read more...]


EEOC attorney says Supreme Court’s Wal-Mart decision does not impact agency, provides practical tips

March 1st, 2012

The Supreme Court’s denial of class certification in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc v Dukes does not impact the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), according to John Hendrickson, regional attorney for the commission’s Chicago district. Hendrickson discussed recent developments related to the federal agency at the Chicago Bar Association’s (CBA) seminar, Labor & Employment Law Update [Read more...]


Survey says 51 percent of organizations lose data through mobile devices, 59 percent of employees dodge security controls

March 1st, 2012

A new “Global Study on Mobility Risks” reveals that corporate mobile devices and the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon are rapidly circumventing enterprise security and policies. Seventy-seven percent of more than 4,000 respondents in 12 countries agree that the use of mobile devices in the workplace is important to achieving business objectives. But 76 percent also believe [Read more...]


Revised EEOC guidance clarifies interplay between ADA and USERRA for employers, explains rights to veterans with service-related disabilities

February 29th, 2012

On February 28, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released two guidance documents concerning veterans with disabilities and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that it says have been revised to reflect changes in the law as a result of the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and as an “outgrowth” of a public [Read more...]


Employees willing to trade pay for benefits, Towers Watson finds

February 29th, 2012

Faced with the possibility of future reductions in employer-provided benefits, an increasing number of U.S. workers say they are willing to trade some of their pay for more secure and generous retirement and health care benefits, according to a survey of more than 9,200 workers by global professional services company Towers Watson. The survey showed [Read more...]