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In wake of market uncertainty, employee confidence in job security, pay raises and job market falls to 2008/2009 levels

July 7th, 2011

As the economy falters amid recent market volatility and mixed labor reports, second quarter employee confidence related to job security, pay raises and the job market has retreated to levels last seen in the height of the recession. At the same time, nearly one-third (30 percent) of employees report they are more satisfied in their [Read more...]


AFGE urges EEOC to eliminate barriers to equal employment

July 6th, 2011

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is recommending clarifications and changes to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) Management Directive 715 (MD 715), which requires agencies to affirmatively identify and remove any barriers to equal employment opportunities of all federal workers, saying that the Commission needs to be more “proactive” in its instructions [Read more...]


Nearly half of employees say they have worked for unreasonable managers with one in four “suffering through the torment”

July 6th, 2011

Nearly half (46 percent) of employees surveyed by OfficeTeam said they have worked for an unreasonable manager. Among those who have been beleaguered by challenging supervisors, most (59 percent) stayed in their jobs and either tried to address the situation or resolved to live with it. The survey was developed by OfficeTeam. It was conducted [Read more...]


EEOC suit alleges debt collection firm barred employee from returning after maternity leave because she wanted to use a breast pump

July 5th, 2011

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) contends that a Houston debt collection firm violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by discriminating against an employee because she intended to use a breast pump upon her return from maternity leave.
In a lawsuit filed on June 29, 2011 against Houston Funding II, Ltd. [Read more...]


Expert lists pitfalls to checking social media when making a hiring decision

July 5th, 2011

Can using social media and other technologies to find and screen candidates put an employer at legal risk? “Absolutely,” says David P. Jones, PhD, author of MILLION DOLLAR HIRE: Build Your Bottom Line, One Employee at a Time (Jossey-Bass, 2011). “Often, without knowing it, companies violate a host of laws when they use social media [Read more...]