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Repeated violations of FLSA overtime provisions occurred each time detective sergeants received deficient paychecks; claims not time-barred

February 14th, 2011

Claims by detective sergeants for the District of Columbia police department that their employer failed to calculate their overtime based on the enhanced pay owed them were not barred by the statute of limitations, ruled the federal appeals court sitting in the District of Columbia ( Figueroa v Dist of Columbia Metro Police Dept, February [Read more...]

Global study reveals HR directors hampered by lack of transnational employment laws

February 14th, 2011

A report by the International Bar Association Global Employment Institute (IBA GEI) has found the globalization of human resources and human capital fields (collectively referred to as HR) to be the number one “stay-awake “issue among HR directors in multinational firms. Published February 10, the IBA GEI report, Looking to the Key Human Resources Legal [Read more...]

Criminal convictions of former UAW officials affirmed for demanding that GM hire unqualified relatives before agreeing to end strike

February 11th, 2011

Affirming the conviction of two former United Auto Workers (UAW) union officials, who demanded that General Motors (GM) hire their unqualified relatives into high-paying journeyman jobs in exchange for ending a crippling strike, the Sixth Circuit rejected the defendants’ contentions on appeal that their actions did not constitute violations of the LMRA or the Hobbs [Read more...]

Nearly one-in-five workers have dated co-workers at least twice during career, annual Valentine’s Day survey finds

February 11th, 2011

Workers are turning to the once “taboo” office pool in search of companionship and it appears to be paying off. Approximately 40 percent of workers (37 percent) say they have dated someone they worked with over their career; 18 percent report dating co-workers at least twice in their career. Additionally, 30 percent report they went [Read more...]

2010 saw second lowest number of strikes and lockouts on record, according to BLS data

February 10th, 2011

The year 2010 had the second fewest number of major work stoppages since 1947, according to data released today by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Altogether, there were 11 major work stoppages in 2011, which idled 45,000 workers for a total of 302,000 lost workdays. This represented a substantial increase over [Read more...]