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Older workers aware of changes to Social Security, tax, benefits program, but younger workers not as familiar

February 15th, 2011

Recently, changes were made which affect the amount that Americans contribute to programs through their paychecks as well as to some of the benefits that they receive. A majority of U.S. adults say they are familiar with the changes to extend unemployment benefits (69 percent), extend the Bush-era tax cuts (65 percent) and the recent [Read more...]

Repeated violations of FLSA overtime provisions occurred each time detective sergeants received deficient paychecks; claims not time-barred

February 14th, 2011

Claims by detective sergeants for the District of Columbia police department that their employer failed to calculate their overtime based on the enhanced pay owed them were not barred by the statute of limitations, ruled the federal appeals court sitting in the District of Columbia ( Figueroa v Dist of Columbia Metro Police Dept, February [Read more...]

Global study reveals HR directors hampered by lack of transnational employment laws

February 14th, 2011

A report by the International Bar Association Global Employment Institute (IBA GEI) has found the globalization of human resources and human capital fields (collectively referred to as HR) to be the number one “stay-awake “issue among HR directors in multinational firms. Published February 10, the IBA GEI report, Looking to the Key Human Resources Legal [Read more...]

Criminal convictions of former UAW officials affirmed for demanding that GM hire unqualified relatives before agreeing to end strike

February 11th, 2011

Affirming the conviction of two former United Auto Workers (UAW) union officials, who demanded that General Motors (GM) hire their unqualified relatives into high-paying journeyman jobs in exchange for ending a crippling strike, the Sixth Circuit rejected the defendants’ contentions on appeal that their actions did not constitute violations of the LMRA or the Hobbs [Read more...]

Nearly one-in-five workers have dated co-workers at least twice during career, annual Valentine’s Day survey finds

February 11th, 2011

Workers are turning to the once “taboo” office pool in search of companionship and it appears to be paying off. Approximately 40 percent of workers (37 percent) say they have dated someone they worked with over their career; 18 percent report dating co-workers at least twice in their career. Additionally, 30 percent report they went [Read more...]