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Hertz Sued by Fired Muslim Drivers Alleging Religious Bias, Retaliation

December 13, 2011
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Most drove shuttle rental cars for cleaning and refueling during the work day at Seattle's Sea-Tac Airport, while the remainder drove the vans that carried workers to and from the car transport locations.
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Appeals Court Allows FMLA Suit Against American Medical Association

October 31, 2011
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According to the decision, because of the economic downturn, the AMA decided to eliminate the position of Peter Friedman, the communications campaign manager, because his responsibilities had drastically changed.
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Groupon puts Employees—and Investors—on Notice as IPO Nears

October 28, 2011
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The Chicago-based website offering deep discounts on local businesses has been more aggressive in doing performance reviews, starting earlier this year. It raised quotas and began holding employees more accountable to those targets and forcing out those who couldn't hit them.
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Appeals Court Finds Retaliation Claim Against UPS Valid, but Judgment ‘Excessive'

October 26, 2011
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The court said a $2 million judgment against the parcel service in the case was 'excessive,' because the company's actions only caused monetary harm to Keith Jones, a former UPS package car driver and plaintiff in Jones vs. United Parcel Service Inc.
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Ex-Sara Lee Executive to Land $2.5 Million in Leaving Firm

September 26, 2011
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According to the filing, C.J. Fraleigh will continue to receive a pro-rated amount of his most recent annual base salary of $597,000 through his termination date of Jan. 13, 2012. He also will receive severance of $2 million over 21 months, which is the equivalent of his annual salary plus 75 percent of his bonus target for fiscal 2012 ending June 30.
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Automaker’s Shift Cut at Canadian Plant Means Elimination of 500 Positions

September 16, 2011
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Ford is promoting retirement to reach its job-cutting goal at the plant, which employs more than 3,000 workers and produces the Ford Edge and Flex and Lincoln MKX crossovers. The plant also will assemble the 2009 Lincoln MKT crossover.
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Union Leader Challenges Chicago Mayor’s Shutdown Plan

September 16, 2011
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Mayor Richard M. Daley had asked employee unions to accept voluntary furloughs, but they have refused. The mayor is expected to announce 1,000 or more layoffs.
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What Are the Keys to a Successful In-House Outplacement Program?

September 13, 2011
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You need to provide support of all kinds: emotional, financial, practical, along with advice to help employees who are forced to seek new jobs.
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Buffalo Not-for-Profit Violated Workers Rights in Facebook-Related Firings

September 7, 2011
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A judge rules that the employees’ Facebook discussion was protected concerted activity within the meaning of Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act.
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