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Cert granted to decide appropriate standard of causation to be applied for employer liability under FELA

December 1st, 2010

The Supreme Court has granted certiorari to decide the appropriate standard of causation to be applied under the Federal Employees Liability Act ( CSX v McBride, Dkt No 10-235, cert granted November 29, 2010). At issue is whether an employer must be found to have actually caused the harm of an employee who was injured [Read more...]


Fewer than 60 percent of HR professionals believe C-Suite has what it takes to lead in next decade

December 1st, 2010

On the heels of the economic crisis and a rapidly changing workplace, fewer than 60 percent of executives and HR leaders believe that the C-suite and executive leaders are skilled in most of the key leadership capabilities needed for their organizations to succeed in the next decade. These findings are gleaned from a survey conducted [Read more...]


Briefs on Dana Corp’s modified recognition bar available for review

November 30th, 2010

The NLRB has posted the parties’ and amicus briefs that it solicited as part of its review of its 2007 decision in Dana Corp, which found that employees and other unions should have a 45-day period in which to file for an election following an employer’s voluntary recognition of a union. In August 2007, the [Read more...]


WorldatWork comments on shareholder approval of executive compensation and golden parachute compensation

November 30th, 2010

WorldatWork has submitted comments to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in response to the proposed regulations of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, specifically the Shareholder Approval of Executive Compensation and Golden Parachute Compensation proposed rule [Federal Register Volume 75, Number 208 (October 18, 2010)].
WorldatWork’s comments were included in a [Read more...]


Despite record number of charges in FY 2010, EEOC’s backlog increased less than one percent

November 29th, 2010

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) says it’s making progress “in rebuilding its capacity to enforce the civil rights laws protecting the nation’s workers.” During the last two years, the federal agency has started to replenish its depleted ranks and dedicate significant resources to training employees, “the largest sustained training effort the agency has [Read more...]