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Sonic Drive-In settles EEOC sexual harassment and reprisal suit for $2 million

June 17th, 2011

In the largest litigation settlement ever by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) Albuquerque Area Office, Sonic Drive-In of Los Lunas, Ltd. and B&B Consultants, owners of a Sonic restaurant in Los Lunas, New Mexico, have agreed to a consent decree that settles a Title VII sex discrimination and retaliation lawsuit for $2 million, [Read more...]

More dads back at work, but still struggling to keep balance, annual Father’s Day survey finds

June 17th, 2011

CareerBuilder’s annual Father’s Day Survey shows the financial situation for US families may be improving with more dads back at work. The majority (84 percent) of working dads who have been laid off over the last 12 months say they have found full-time employment.
The survey also found that while dads still struggle with finding work/life [Read more...]

NY Labor Dept. reaches $5.1 million settlement with “Lenny’s” sandwich shop over wage violations

June 16th, 2011

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that the New York State Department of Labor (DOL) has reached a $5.1 million settlement with New York City-based “Lenny’s: The Ultimate Sandwich” (Lenny’s) for minimum wage and overtime violations affecting over 800 workers. This settlement is the largest recorded settlement for workers in the DOL’s 110-year [Read more...]

Survey shows one in five companies award promotions without raises

June 16th, 2011

At some companies, a corner office doesn’t always come with a bigger paycheck, research from OfficeTeam finds. While most human resources (HR) managers surveyed said their firms rarely or never offer an employee a promotion without a salary increase, a surprising one in five (22 percent) respondents revealed this practice is at least somewhat common [Read more...]

Solomon to testify at House Oversight Committee hearing into Boeing complaint

June 15th, 2011

According to published reports, Lafe Solomon, the Acting General Counsel for the NLRB will testify at a hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, despite his earlier refusal to appear. The hearing, which is to be held on Friday, June 17 in South Carolina, is expected to provide a hostile audience to [Read more...]