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OFCCP reaches $1.65 million settlement with Green Bay Dressed Beef on behalf of 970 female applicants

February 4th, 2011

Federal contractor Green Bay Dressed Beef LLC will pay $1.65 million in back wages, interest and benefits to 970 women in a settlement following a compliance review by the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), which found that the women were rejected for general laborer positions at the company’s Green Bay [Read more...]

Having now reached the 6-month mark, Ernst & Young takes a look at effects of Dodd Frank Act

February 4th, 2011

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act reached its half-year mark on 21 January 2011. Over the past six months, the process of setting up new regulatory agencies and formulating rules to guide the financial services sector has begun. According to an analysis by Ernst & Young, titled, Positioning for change: US financial [Read more...]

Employee’s retaliation claims proceed after being disconnected from employer’s e-mail, network systems

February 3rd, 2011

An employee’s Title VII and FLSA retaliation claims survived a motion for summary judgment after a federal district court in Tennessee ruled that the employer’s actions, which included deactivating the employee’s keyfob, disabling her network and e-mail access, and ultimately terminating her after she reported gender discrimination were adverse employment actions ( EEOC v Southeast [Read more...]

Mercer says managing talent will be even tougher in 2011

February 3rd, 2011

Several trends are expected to make the mission of talent management even more challenging in 2011, according to Douglas Matthews, president and chief operating officer for Right Management. “Retaining, recruiting and managing high performers will become more difficult and complicated in the new year,” said Matthews. “We already see the signs from both job candidates [Read more...]

Regulator proposal would require truck and bus companies to install recorders to monitor HOS compliance

February 2nd, 2011

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a regulatory proposal on January 31 that would require interstate commercial truck and bus companies to install electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs) to monitor their drivers’ hours-of-service (HOS) compliance. The rule, which would also relieve such carriers from having to keep certain HOS documents that are [Read more...]