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Most Americans will be working via email during Thanksgiving, other holidays this season, and many aren’t happy about it

November 24th, 2010

The majority of employed American adults (59 percent) check work emails during traditional family holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc., and of these, over half (55 percent) check work email at least once a day and more than one in four (28 percent) do so multiple times throughout the day. This is according to a [Read more...]

Employers plan to be proactive in preventing online shopping at work this holiday season

November 23rd, 2010

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday just days away, nearly half (48 percent) of chief information officers (CIOs) interviewed by Robert Half Technology said they will block access to online shopping sites; another one-third (34 percent) said they allow access but monitor activity for excessive use. The CIOs whose companies allow shopping said they expect [Read more...]

Seagate to pay $1.9 million to former employee following jury verdict in wrongful employment case

November 23rd, 2010

In a verdict issued late last week, the jury in a Minnesota wrongful employment case has delivered a verdict that disk-drive manufacturer Seagate must pay $1.9 million to a former employee, Chandramouli Vaidyanathan, PhD, who uprooted his family and career at Texas Instruments to move to Minnesota for a job that did not exist. Vaidyanathan [Read more...]

Consumers express mixed views about health reform, Deloitte says

November 22nd, 2010

A new consumer poll by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions found that 41 percent of consumers believe health reform will have a positive impact on fostering economic recovery in the United States, while one out of four (25 percent) believe it will have a negative impact.
Additionally, 38 percent of consumers are not at all [Read more...]

Wyden, Brown introduce bill to allow state waivers of health reform in 2014

November 22nd, 2010

Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Scott Brown (R-Mass.) have introduced S. 3958, which would allow an earlier start for state health care coverage innovation waivers under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Under the proposed legislation, states could implement waivers as early as 2014, when the individual mandate in the ACA takes effect. The current [Read more...]