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1 hr ago | The Daily Caller
U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement about the monthly job numbers, from the White House in Washington May 7, 2010. U.S. nonfarm payrolls grew at the fastest pace in four years in April as private sector employers ramped up hiring, raising the strong possibility that the labor market recovery may be picking up steam.
4 hrs ago | Examiner.com
Earlier this week the Society for Human Resources Management released the Leading Indicators for National Employment with predictions of hiring rates in September . Among the key finding is that Manufacturing Sector is expected to rise in September and the Service sector is expected to fall.
8 hrs ago | Daily Kos
In a previous article , from our vaccine legal expert, Dorit Reiss, we learned that there's a whistleblower lawsuit against Merck regarding the possibility that the company may have engaged in some inappropriate actions in determining the effectiveness of the MMR vaccine , specifically the mumps component of the vaccine. As Reiss stated, despite the suit being a boon to the antivaccination crowd , so far no facts have actually been presented.
12 hrs ago | Outside the Beltway
The Army has long been a trailblazer in opening doors for African Americans. Benjamin O. Davis became the first black general officer way back in 1940, commanding all-black units.
16 hrs ago | The Robesonian
Problems at the Robeson County Housing Authority could have been prevented if county commissioners had listened to his warnings about the need to follow proper procedures when addressing hiring, procurement and other issues, according to county Commissioner Hubert Sealey. Sealey told The Robesonian recently that on several occasions he questioned and voted in opposition to decisions made by the commissioners as they were sitting as the housing authority's board of directors.
Earlier this week the Department of Labor, Bureau or Labor Statistics released the July Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary . This BLS report provides information on the national business employment cycle each month reviewing large numbers of hires and separations to determine a net positive or negative change in the national employment.
A 53-year-old New Hampshire man was arrested in a popular cafe in Arlington center early Saturday morning, after police say they discovered him videotaping women in the coffee shop's restroom. Joseph B. Hennessey, who is an Arlington Department of Public Works employee who has been out on worker's compensation for more than a year, has been charged with disturbing the peace and photographing an unsuspecting nude person, according to Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan.
A corporation's directors, as agents of the shareholders, are where the buck stops in terms of corporate governance. They're also ultimately responsible for oversight of management.
The plan, which was sponsored by RBC Capital Markets Corporation and other related entities , was similar in design to many plans used by financial services industry employers to improve employee retention. The case is noteworthy because such plans are generally viewed as exempt from ERISA.
The Issue: Companies often divide their workers into a variety of categories . . . agency employees, temporary employees, provisional employees, independent contractors, and so on.
"If you see something, say something." That's what our homeland security apparatchiks incessantly preach.
The Senate on Thursday voted unanimously and without debate to extend the rights of would-be federal whistleblowers to appeal Merit Systems Protection Board rulings to an array of courts. All Circuit Review Extension Act , which sped through the House in July, would extend for three years a pilot plan in the 2012 Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act that allows federal employees access to appeals courts other than just the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
In Patterson v. Domino's Pizza, LLC, the California Supreme Court took on the issue of whether a franchisor is an "employer" of its franchisee's employees under the Fair Employment and Housing Act and therefore legally responsible for alleged sexual harassment inflicted by a franchisee supervisor against a franchisee employee.
In a unanimous ruling Friday, the court affirmed Norfolk Circuit Court Judge Mary Jane Hall's decision to toss out Patricia Kohn's lawsuit. Hall ruled that Virginia's worker's compensation law is Kohn's remedy.
Taprite Fassco Manufacturing, Inc., a San Antonio-based supplier of CO2 regulators in the soda and beer industries, violated several federal anti-discrimination laws in its treatment of one of its quality control inspectors, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charged in a lawsuit it filed today. The EEOC said the company subjected the woman to gender and disability discrimination and unlawfully retaliated against her for complaining.
With top Commerce Department officials headed to Capitol Hill Friday to answer allegations about fraudulent practices by patent examiners, the Washington Post this week obtained copies of the whistleblower complaints that set in motion a series of investigations of the patent office. Four whistleblowers, at least two of them managers, submitted lengthy, detailed accounts to an anonymous hotline set up by the Commerce inspector general's office in 2012.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 07:39 pm
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