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Charging hypocrisy, trial lawyers say US Chamber of Commerce uses litigation to support corporate interests, fight workers’ rights

October 28th, 2010

A new report by the American Association for Justice (AAJ) accuses the US Chamber of Commerce of hypocrisy, saying that the organization seeks to block workers’ access to the judicial system, even as it litigates prodigiously to advance its own “pro-corporate agenda.” The report, “ The Chamber Litigation Machine: How the Chamber Uses Lawsuits to [Read more...]


Laws provide time off to vote in many states; employers risk fines, jail, and more for violations

October 27th, 2010

With a spirited election sparking voter interest, the question of just how the right to vote squares with the right of an employer to expect attendance on the job is likely to be raised in many workplaces. In more than half of the states, voting takes legal precedence over work, and employers must allow employees [Read more...]


Nearly half of employers expect to increase number of employees working remotely in the coming year

October 27th, 2010

The number of people working virtually is expected to rise during the next 12 months, according to an online poll by Right Management, which polled 330 U.S. employers on what change they anticipate in the number of virtual workers in their organization. The survey found that three out of four organizations already have people who [Read more...]


OSHA issues 54 citations, $1.2 million in fines, to gun powder maker after deadly May explosion

October 26th, 2010

In the wake of a deadly explosion, this past May, at Black Mag, LLC’s Colebrook, New Hampshire, site, OSHA has issued 54 workplace safety and health citations, along with $1.2 million in penalties, to the gun powder substitute manufacturer. On May 14, two workers and a supervisor were making a gun powder substitute, which required [Read more...]


Mercer says most employers lack a strategy for developing women leaders

October 26th, 2010

Despite organizations’ efforts to achieve a diverse workforce, the majority (70 percent) do not have a clearly defined strategy or philosophy for the development of women into leadership roles, according to the new Women’s Leadership Development Survey conducted by Mercer in conjunction with Talent Management and Diversity Management magazines.
According to the survey, more than two-fifths [Read more...]