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Novartis agrees to settle class action sex bias suit for $175 million in monetary and non-monetary relief

July 16th, 2010

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp has settled a class action sex bias suit brought by female sales representatives who alleged they were discriminated against in pay, promotional opportunities, and pregnancy-related matters only two months after a federal jury hit the multinational pharmaceutical company with a $250 million punitive damages verdict ( Velez v Novartis Pharms Corp, SDNY, [Read more...]


More than one third of companies believe their intellectual property has been stolen

July 15th, 2010

Thirty five percent of participants in a recent survey believe their company’s highly-sensitive information has been handed over to competitors. This is according to Cyber-Ark Software’s fourth annual “Trust, Security and Passwords” global survey. Thirty-seven percent of the IT professionals surveyed cited ex-employees as the most likely source of this abuse of trust. While perhaps not surprising that [Read more...]


City of Fremont, Nebraska certifies ordinance that bans hiring undocumented workers

July 15th, 2010

The Fremont, Nebraska City Council  unanimously certified the election results of an immigration ordinance that bans harboring, hiring, or renting homes to illegal immigrants. The petition-driven measure, which passed in a special June 21 election by 57-43 percent margin, will require city businesses to use the federal government’s E-Verify system to verify the employment eligibility [Read more...]


Global study reveals need for better risk management to improve outsourcing outcomes

July 14th, 2010

Of the 95 percent of organizations that buy, provide or both buy and provide outsourced services and functions, fewer than half are able to effectively manage risk of outsourced projects. This is according to results of a new global study revealing the concerns, effectiveness and best practices in risk management by organizations that outsource projects. [Read more...]


Delaware governor signs legislation restricting drivers’ cell phone use

July 14th, 2010

Delaware has became the next state to restrict cell phone use while driving. Governor Jack Markell (D) signed legislation requiring motorists to use a hands-free device while driving. Sponsored by Rep. Darryl M. Scott, House Substitute 1 for House Bill 229 takes effect January 2, 2011. The comprehensive statewide restriction requires drivers to use a [Read more...]