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Global study shows shortfall in applying training in workplace

July 14th, 2011

Results of a just released global study show that organizations must become more fully committed and engaged in the transfer of learning to the workplace. Survey findings highlight several weak areas in the on-the-job application of learning, including manager support, trainee preparation, incentives and an overall formal design and measurement process.
Positive indicators of learning transfer [Read more...]

Labor Board gives information on presentations relating to proposed election rule change

July 13th, 2011

More than 60 speakers from the business, labor, academic and advocacy communities have registered to make presentations at the NLRB’s July 18 and 19 open meeting addressing the recently proposed election rule amendments, the Board has announced. According to the Board, over 150 people have registered to hear the speakers at the meeting, which is [Read more...]

Mercer cost of living survey shows Luanda in Angola is the world’s most expensive city for expatriates; New York is most expensive city in the US

July 13th, 2011

Luanda in Angola is the world’s most expensive city for expatriates for the second year running, according to Mercer’s 2011 Cost of Living Survey. Tokyo remains in second place and N’Djamena in Chad in third place. Moscow follows in fourth position with Geneva in fifth and Osaka in sixth. Zurich jumps one position to rank [Read more...]

Second Circuit rules ADEA claims barred by separation agreement which did not violate OWBPA or applicable EEOC regulations

July 12th, 2011

A magazine photo editor’s ADEA claim was barred by a separation agreement he signed in which he agreed to waive and release all claims — expressly including claims under the ADEA that he might have up to the date of the agreement, ruled the Second Circuit (Ridinger v Dow Jones & Co Inc, July 11, [Read more...]

Report provides roadmap for SHOP Exchanges

July 12th, 2011

The Center for American Progress has released a new report that provides a roadmap for states, policymakers, health reform advocates, and small-business leaders to establish American Health Benefit Exchanges under the Patient protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
By January 1, 2014, each state must establish an American Health Benefit Exchange for that state that would [Read more...]