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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...]

Study finds total cost of ownership of payroll and HR functions can be significantly reduced

February 2nd, 2011

Many organizations can achieve greater efficiencies and cost savings by outsourcing payroll and HR administration functions, rather than performing them in-house, according to a study sponsored by ADP and conducted by PwC entitled The Hidden Reality of Payroll & HR Administration Costs. Specifically:

Organizations managing payroll, workforce administration, time & attendance, and health & welfare benefits [Read more...]

Jobless rate in hometowns of respective Super Bowl teams may predict winner

February 1st, 2011

Could a city’s economic prosperity, as measured by employment level, make a difference in its team’s chances of winning the Super Bowl?  Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests that it does.  According to a new analysis by RiseSmart, the team whose metropolitan area boasts the lower jobless rate has won 16 of the [Read more...]