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Bullies aren’t just on the playground, they’re at work, too

September 8th, 2010

With most children now back to school and parents potentially fearing a rekindling of any bullying that occurred last year, many may not realize that grown-ups face similar ostracism after the morning school drop off: Workplace bullying.
EAP care managers at ValueOptions®, the nation’s largest independent behavioral health and wellness company, have noticed an increase in people [Read more...]

Workers living paycheck to paycheck as one in five has trouble making ends meet

September 7th, 2010

As the effects of the recession linger on, one place it continues to have a tight grip is on workers’ wallets. Nearly eight in 10 (77 percent) workers report that they live paycheck to paycheck to make ends meet. Sixty-one percent of workers said that they felt they lived paycheck to paycheck to make ends [Read more...]

PR firm to settle charges that its employees posted misleading endorsements on iTunes; first FTC enforcement action under revised endorsement rules

September 7th, 2010

In what appears to be the first enforcement action under an FTC rule enacted in December 2009 under which companies may be liable for company product endorsements posted online by employees who do not disclose they are paid by the company, a public relations agency hired by video game developers will settle Federal Trade Commission [Read more...]

Study reveals hourly workforce carries burden during recession

September 3rd, 2010

The United States workforce, battered by an economic slowdown, now includes a record number of workers who are involuntarily working part-time due to reduced hours or the inability to find a full-time job.
Hourly workers — the majority of the wage and salary workforce — are especially susceptible to reduced, irregular and fluctuating hours, and the [Read more...]

In town hall briefing, Rep. Gutierrez pledges to pass bill through committee restricting employers’ use of credit checks

September 3rd, 2010

Speaking at a Congressional briefing/town hall meeting, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill), Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, and a cosponsor of the Equal Opportunity for All Act (H.R. 3149), pledged he would move the bill out of the House Financial Services Committee when he returns to Washington this [Read more...]