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NELI to hold OFCCP mid-year update webinar, will cover recent changes in audit procedures and litigation strategy

March 9th, 2011

The National Employment Law Institute (NELI) will hold a live, interactive Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) mid-year update webinar on March 24, 2011, and again on April 7 at the following times:

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Eastern)
12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. (Central)
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Mountain)
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon (Pacific)

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Study finds retaliating against one’s boss is more acceptable to employees if the retaliation is an act of omission or inaction

March 9th, 2011

According to a study by labor relations expert David I. Levine, retaliating against one’s boss is more acceptable to employees if the retaliation is an act of omission or inaction, rather than active efforts to harm an unfair boss. Levine’s study presents respondents with hypothetical scenarios and asks them to judge how acceptable they find [Read more...]

Employer’s refusal to calculate service member’s differential pay on a per diem basis didn’t violate USERRA

March 8th, 2011

A service member who alleged his employer improperly calculated his differential pay while he was deployed to active service in Iraq was unable to state a USERRA claim, the Seventh Circuit held, affirming a summary judgment ruling that the employer’s handling of his military deployment did not violate the Act (Gross v PPG Indus, Inc, [Read more...]

Gender make-up on corporate boards increases access to top executive positions for women

March 8th, 2011

Despite continued gains in low to mid-level management positions, women still struggle to break through the corporate glass ceiling for coveted top management positions. Today, women account for nearly half of the nation’s overall workforce but hold only 6 percent of corporate CEO and high-level executive roles. New research from the Kellogg School of Management [Read more...]

Employer can’t alter or reduce retirees’ vested health care benefits without bargaining with union

March 7th, 2011

In a decision on remand from the Sixth Circuit, a federal district court in Michigan determined that an employer could not unilaterally impose changes to the vested health care benefits of retirees (Reese v CNH Global NV, March 3, 2011, Duggan, P). Absent a negotiated agreement, the benefits could not be modified regardless of how [Read more...]