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Laws provide time off to vote in many states; employers risk fines, jail, and more for violations

October 27th, 2010

With a spirited election sparking voter interest, the question of just how the right to vote squares with the right of an employer to expect attendance on the job is likely to be raised in many workplaces. In more than half of the states, voting takes legal precedence over work, and employers must allow employees [Read more...]

Nearly half of employers expect to increase number of employees working remotely in the coming year

October 27th, 2010

The number of people working virtually is expected to rise during the next 12 months, according to an online poll by Right Management, which polled 330 U.S. employers on what change they anticipate in the number of virtual workers in their organization. The survey found that three out of four organizations already have people who [Read more...]

OSHA issues 54 citations, $1.2 million in fines, to gun powder maker after deadly May explosion

October 26th, 2010

In the wake of a deadly explosion, this past May, at Black Mag, LLC’s Colebrook, New Hampshire, site, OSHA has issued 54 workplace safety and health citations, along with $1.2 million in penalties, to the gun powder substitute manufacturer. On May 14, two workers and a supervisor were making a gun powder substitute, which required [Read more...]

Mercer says most employers lack a strategy for developing women leaders

October 26th, 2010

Despite organizations’ efforts to achieve a diverse workforce, the majority (70 percent) do not have a clearly defined strategy or philosophy for the development of women into leadership roles, according to the new Women’s Leadership Development Survey conducted by Mercer in conjunction with Talent Management and Diversity Management magazines.
According to the survey, more than two-fifths [Read more...]

McDonalds settles sex discrimination suit for $50,000

October 25th, 2010

The EEOC has announced that the fast food mega-giant, McDonald’s, will pay $50,000 to settle a suit in which the agency alleged that McDonald’s subjected an employee at one of the corporation’s Perth Amboy restaurants to unlawful sexual harassment. According to the suit, (Civil Action No. 2:09-Civ-05028 (WJM)(MF)), an assistant store manager touched, spanked and [Read more...]