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Expert says combining safety and ethics in the workplace creates a better bottom line

June 28th, 2011

Can the “Golden Rule” be used as the basis for developing and implementing safety programs in the workplace without negatively affecting the bottom line? Yes, but it is up to safety professionals to have the moral courage to embrace ethical, not just regulatory, standards, says Indiana University of Pennsylvania Safety Sciences professor Dr. Jan Wachter.
Many [Read more...]

Denny’s restaurant chain settles EEOC class disability bias suit for $1.3 million

June 28th, 2011

Pursuant to a consent decree approved on June 24, 2011, national restaurant chain Denny’s, Inc. will pay $1.3 million to settle an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) class lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) (EEOC v Denny’s, Inc, DMd, No WDQ-06-02527, June 24, 2011). The commission’s complaint alleged that Denny’s unlawfully refused to [Read more...]

Health reform funds available to help create workplace health programs

June 27th, 2011

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced that it is making available $10 million from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s Prevention and Public Health Fund to establish and evaluate comprehensive workplace health promotion programs across the nation to improve the health of American workers and their families. The initiative’s [Read more...]

SHRM finds employee engagement, retention top list of challenges HR expects to face in coming years

June 27th, 2011

Employee engagement is the top human resource challenge organizations anticipate facing in the next three to five years according to a survey from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The concern ranked “very important” and topped a list of four challenges with 69 percent of human resources professionals citing it as the top challenge [Read more...]

Experts at EEOC meeting say deliberate bias against job seekers still a major problem, offer suggestion for agency action

June 24th, 2011

According to experts at an EEOC meeting yesterday, June 23, deliberate discrimination against job seekers based on their race, sex, age, national origin, or other prohibited basis remains a national problem.
Discrimination in hiring still a problem. EEOC General Counsel P. David Lopez kicked off the meeting by recounting a hiring case he litigated against WalMart [Read more...]