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EEOC panelists discuss myths, stereotypes about mental disabilities that pose greatest barrier to employment

March 17th, 2011

Employers’ myths and fears about the conditions of persons with intellectual and psychiatric disabilities are the greatest barriers to the employment of such individuals, according to testimony offered at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) meeting held on March 15, 2011. The rate of unemployment and underemployment of persons with intellectual and psychiatric disabilities [Read more...]

Workers’ pessimism about retirement deepens, reflecting what EBRI calls “the New Normal”

March 17th, 2011

In a sign that Americans are recognizing the realities they face about their chances for a comfortable retirement, the 2011 Retirement Confidence Survey (RCS) finds workers are more pessimistic than at any time in the two decades the RCS has been conducted: More than a quarter (27 percent) of workers now say they are “not [Read more...]

Discrimination claims of related employees equitably tolled because one suffered rapes at hands of supervisor; survive employer summary judgment motion

March 16th, 2011

Employees who intervened in a suit filed by the EEOC survived an employer’s motion for summary judgment because their claims were equitably tolled, where one of the plaintiffs was raped by her supervisor and, as a result, was psychiatrically disabled (EEOC v Willamette Tree Wholesale, Inc, March 14, 2011, Papak, P). Therefore, the intervenors’ claims [Read more...]

Mobile workforce value and associated costs remain high despite economy

March 16th, 2011

According to the fifth annual Total Employee Mobility®(TEM) Benchmark Report from Runzheimer International, the mobile workforce remains vitally important to US businesses as a means for driving growth and retaining clients. The increased desire to more effectively manage mobile employees was one resounding theme from this year’s report. In addition, cost remains significant with spending [Read more...]

NLRB Acting General Counsel announces new guidelines for assisting illegally discharged employees to obtain full back-pay

March 15th, 2011

NLRB Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon announced new guidelines to help employees who were illegally discharged to get full compensation in backpay awards. Solomon issued two memos on Friday, one outlining new methods for calculating backpay, and another in which he urged reconsideration of two 2007 Board decisions that require illegally discharged employees to start looking [Read more...]