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GM worker, husband charged in conspiracy to steal trade secrets related to hybrid vehicles

July 26th, 2010

A former General Motors worker and her husband were charged in a conspiracy to steal trade secrets related to hybrid vehicles, according to a federal indictment unsealed, announced the Department of Justice and FBI. The seven-count indictment accuses the couple, Shanshan Du and Yu Qin, of conspiracy to possess trade secrets without authorization, unauthorized possession [Read more...]

In the wake of massive layoffs, questions persist as to whether or not survivors have the “right stuff”

July 23rd, 2010

Although large-scale layoffs have mostly ended, those who have survived workforce cutbacks may not be completely out of danger as the sluggish economy persists, and companies are preparing to make more adjustments. More than half (52 percent) of employers report that some of their managers do not have the right skills to achieve their business [Read more...]

Business owners sentenced for unlawfully harboring, transporting and employing illegal aliens

July 23rd, 2010

Owners of Arkansas-based Amador Poultry Contracting and J&A Loading were sentenced for conspiring to harbor, transport and employ illegal aliens following an investigation by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, announced the agency.
The four owners were sentenced to prison terms ranging from 12 to 30 months. All four were also ordered to serve three years of [Read more...]

Four in 10 HR professionals say their company is prepping for Green job creation

July 22nd, 2010

A poll from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) shows that 40 percent of HR professionals say their organization is currently focused on creating green jobs or adding green duties to existing jobs. The SHRM poll, Green Job–Are They Here Yet?, shows that another five percent plan to do so, reflecting a total of [Read more...]

ACLU files suit challenging the legality of Fremont, Nebraska’s immigration ordinance

July 22nd, 2010

The ACLU filed a lawsuit on behalf of employers, landlords and tenants in Fremont, Nebraska, challenging an immigration ordinance that bans harboring, hiring, or renting homes to illegal immigrants; the civil rights organization will also file a motion requesting that the court block the law from taking effect while the case is being litigated (Martinez [Read more...]