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Longs Drugs, EEOC settle suit for race and gender bias, retaliation against female African-American buyer

June 3rd, 2011

Major pharmacy chain Longs Drugs has agreed to pay $55,000 and implement preventive training to settle a Title VII race and sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency advised on May 31, 2011. The commission sued on behalf of an African-American female buyer who had been employed at [Read more...]


AON research finds employers stress healthier habits and behavior change in an effort to lower health care costs, with some imposing a penalty for lack of effort, results

June 3rd, 2011

Employers are beginning to rely more on employees to stem the tide of rising health care costs, but the inability to motivate and change habits has prompted concern, according to Aon Hewitt. More than 1,000 employers nationwide were surveyed in the 2011 Health Care Survey, which revealed that the top health care outcomes organizations would [Read more...]


EEOC wants to extend Title VII and ADA recordkeeping requirements to include entities covered by GINA

June 2nd, 2011

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) intends to extend its existing recordkeeping requirements under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act to entities that are covered by Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), according to a notice of proposed rulemaking scheduled [Read more...]


Study shows US organizations reinvesting in human resources spending, staffing

June 2nd, 2011

Bersin & Associates announced on June 1, that US organizations are starting to reinvest in human resources services and staffing following the economic downturn of the past three years, according to findings included in Bersin & Associates’ The HR Factbook 2011: Executive Summary. Organizations on average spent 1.4 percent more on HR programs, services and systems [Read more...]


Dunkin’ Donuts franchise to pay $290,000 to settle EEOC suit alleging manager sexually harassed female workers, including teenagers

June 1st, 2011

College View Donuts, LLC, doing business as Dunkin’ Donuts, will pay $290,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), according to a May 31, 2011 agency statement. The commission’s suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, alleged that the manager of [Read more...]