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Multiple Choice Unrest: HRCI-SHRM Link Leaves Many Stumped

September 16, 2011
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A low pass rate on exams and high cost for study materials have HR practitioners seeking to earn their credentials questioning the blurry relationship between SHRM and HRCI.
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Activision Shareholders Vote a Resounding Yes On ‘Say on Pay’

September 16, 2011
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Shareholders at the video game maker voted 69 percent in favor of a shareholder proposal that would give them an annual advisory vote on executive compensation. It marked the highest support for a say-on-pay proposal in the U.S. since investors first began voting on the matter two years ago.
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High Court Weighs ‘Me Too’ Evidence in Discrimination Cases

September 16, 2011
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The plaintiff in the case against Sprint may have an uphill battle as justices try to set a standard for when to allow testimony in discrimination suits from employees whose supervisors are not the same as the plaintiff’s.
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A Quarter of NYC Construction Jobs Are ‘Off the Books’

September 16, 2011
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At least 50,000 New York City construction jobs, or 25 percent of the total, are part of the untaxed—and at times unsafe—underground economy.
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SEC Charges Former Workers’ Compensation Executives With Fraud

September 16, 2011
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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged five men with defrauding shareholders of $30 million from a now-defunct employee leasing company that provided workers’ compensation insurance and other services to employers in 32 states.
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Worker Fired After Revealing He Previously Had ‘Superbug’

September 16, 2011
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A Florida man who was fired November 2 may be the first American employee to lose his job for having had a drug-resistant bacterial infection that is responsible for the deaths of thousands of people in the U.S. each year.
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United’s Legal Move Stokes Tension Among Pilots

September 16, 2011
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One of four pilots named in a lawsuit by United Airlines alleging sick-leave abuse has been fired and another has been suspended, fueling tensions before the company begins union contract negotiations next month.
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Bank Executives’ Comp Played Part in Meltdown, Group Says

September 16, 2011
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Lawmakers and critics have taken aim at execs at Merrill Lynch, Citigroup and others, noting the mismatch between those firms’ poor share performance and the high payouts given to outgoing CEOs.
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AIG Freezes Executives’ Employment Packages

September 16, 2011
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New York’s attorney general says American International Group Inc. has agreed to freeze the $19 million plus other benefits provided for former CEO Martin Sullivan in his employment package.
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Female Airline Pilot’s Sex Bias Case Can Proceed

September 16, 2011
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A federal appellate court said Tuesday, September 8, that a female pilot who alleged sexual discrimination in connection with her termination can proceed with her case.
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