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High Court grants cert in question of whether Second Circuit erred in allowing public employees’ First Amendment retaliation claim to proceed

October 13th, 2010

The US Supreme Court has granted cert in two cases; one dealing with a first amendment reprisal claim by public employees, and the other dealing with a remand of an NLRB decision in the wake of the Court’s New Process Steel v NLRB ruling. The High Court granted a petition for a writ of certiorari [Read more...]

More than half of the world’s largest company CEOs are not social online, according to study

October 13th, 2010

A new study released by public relations firm Weber Shandwick found that the majority of CEOs from the world’s largest companies –64 percent –are not social, that is, they are not engaging online with external stakeholders. Socializing Your CEO: From (Un)Social to Social examines the publicly visible communications activities of CEOs in the world’s top [Read more...]

Senators ask for audit of money sent to Louisiana, alleging job piracy

October 12th, 2010

U.S. Senators Sam Brownback (R-KS) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) have asked the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to audit federal funds that were allocated to some of the Gulf States, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, suggesting that some of those funds were used to lure jobs away from their home state of [Read more...]

In honor of National Boss Day, survey shines light on stronger bond between managers and employees, but reveals disconnect between what employees want and what they get

October 12th, 2010

Economists have indicated that the Great Recession ended in June 2009 but experts agree that its effects will have a lasting impact on businesses and their workforces for years. One silver lining coming out of the recession, however, is that there seems to be a stronger bond between manager and employee. In fact, 78 percent [Read more...]

Cost-of-living adjustments unpopular among US employers, WorldatWork reports

October 11th, 2010

Only a small percentage (11 percent) of US employers award cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) to employees, according to a recent survey by WorldatWork. The more prevalent types of pay increases are promotional (94 percent), merit (92 percent), and market adjustments (76 percent).
COLAs are across-the-board wage and salary increases designed to bring pay in line with increases [Read more...]