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Measure amending NLRA introduced as response to NLRB’s Boeing complaint

May 16th, 2011

Legislation that would amend the NLRA was introduced in the United States Senate on Thursday, May 12. S. 964, the “Jobs Protection Act,” is a direct legislative response to the recent decision by NLRB Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon to issue a complaint against The Boeing Company charging the airline manufacturer of violating the NLRA [Read more...]

Hollywood drama should remind employers of importance of maintaining a well-drafted arbitration agreement

May 16th, 2011

With the recent controversy surrounding Charlie Sheen and his termination from the television show, “Two and a Half Men,” much light has been shed on the issue of arbitration agreements. Sheen, who filed a $100 million lawsuit against Warner Bros. upon his termination, wanted the proceedings to be held in front of a jury rather [Read more...]

EEOC sues Health Partners, Inc. for refusing to let employee work with noncontagious tuberculosis

May 13th, 2011

Michigan rehabilitation and nursing company Health Partners, Inc. violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by refusing to allow an employee to begin working there after a skin test for tuberculosis, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) claims in a lawsuit it filed on May 11, 2011.
The suit filed by the commission in U.S. [Read more...]

Use of employee recognition programs has declined slightly, but still important component of employee rewards

May 13th, 2011

A survey released this week by WorldatWork shows employee recognition has declined slightly: 86 percent of companies use recognition programs as part of their rewards tool kit, down from 89 percent in 2008. Fourteen percent of companies report not having any recognition programs in place whatsoever and 10 percent report eliminating some recognition offerings in [Read more...]

Republican senators send letter demanding that President Obama withdraw the nominations of Lafe Solomon and Craig Becker

May 12th, 2011

Led by Conservative firebrand Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) 18 Republican Senators have sent a letter to President Obama, demanding that he “fix” the NLRB. Although the letter purports to be in regards to the complaint filed by the NLRB against The Boeing Company, the Senators’ letter focuses mostly on President Obama’s appointees to positions in [Read more...]