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Regional Directors recommend dismissal of charges alleging unlawful discipline linked to Facebook posts

July 28th, 2011

In two separate advice memoranda, NLRB Regional Directors recommended that charges against two employers relating to discipline linked to posts on the popular social media site, Facebook, be dismissed, because the employees involved were not engaged in concerted protected activity.
The first memorandum, from the Region 17 Regional Director Daniel L. Hubbel, recommended that a charge [Read more...]

Poll finds most companies lost top talent in past year

July 28th, 2011

Despite the generally slow job market, three out of four organizations lost high-performing employees they did not want to lose during the past year, according to a survey by Right Management. Only 13 percent of survey respondents’ organizations saw no departures of top talent over the past 12 months. Respondents from more than 268 organizations [Read more...]

Experts discuss arbitrary barriers to hiring applicants with arrest and conviction records, the need to balance workplace fairness and safety

July 27th, 2011

According to experts at an EEOC meeting on July 26, employers frequently refuse to hire applicants with arrest and conviction records even years after they have completed their sentences – a practice that leads to recidivism and higher social services costs.
The meeting was part of a series called by the agency to examine the implications [Read more...]

New study identifies reward practices’ impact on perceptions of fairness

July 27th, 2011

When it comes to reward fairness, it’s neither total pay nor salary increases that have the biggest impact on employees’ perceptions of fairness. That honor goes to career development opportunities, according to a new research report released by WorldatWork, Hay Group and Loyola University Chicago professor of human resources, Dow Scott, Ph.D. The report, “Reward [Read more...]

FMLA retaliation claim proceeds based on single comment; employee with chronic back problem not regarded as disabled

July 26th, 2011

A nursing assistant’s FMLA retaliation claim survived summary judgment based on a single comment that she was not really terminated for altering a doctor’s note, ruled a federal district court in Pennsylvania (Quinn v Mercy Fitzgerald Hosp, July 22, 2011, DuBois, J). However, her ADA and Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA) claims failed under a [Read more...]