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EEOC Sues Albuquerque Dealership for Sexual Harassment

October 7, 2011
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The suit alleges that managers retaliated against men who reported incidents to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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HIV-Positive Teacher Alleges Disability, Race Discrimination

October 6, 2011
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The lawsuit alleges that teachers who are not of African-American descent and have been habitually late have not been subject to adverse job actions.
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2011 Game Changer: Julie Heitzler

September 29, 2011
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Human resources manager, Orlando (Florida) Airport Marriott
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NLRB Issues Employee Notification Rule

September 28, 2011
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Private-sector employers with workplaces under NLRB jurisdiction (all but the smallest companies) will be required to post the employee rights notice on bulletin boards in the same area that other notices are typically posted. The rollout has been postponed until Jan. 31, 2012.
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Losing Our Religion

September 28, 2011
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R.E.M. just broke up. It's an occasion for mourning not just the end of the pop band's 31-year run, but the decline of lasting teamwork in our society.
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Investing in Employees

September 28, 2011
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Despite a tough, volatile economy, 10 small to midsize companies have been able to run successful businesses while bringing stability to employees through strong benefits programs. These businesses have made Principal Financial Group's 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security—2011 list.
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Dear Workforce Are Training Departments Becoming Obsolete?

September 27, 2011
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I work in the training and development department of a company that competes in the cellular phone industry. Each of our departments has very specific tasks and functions. That got me to wondering: Are training departments becoming obsolete in today's specialized companies?
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Foul-ups Trump Safeguards in UBS Scandal

September 27, 2011
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In the aftermath of such blatantly avoidable foul-ups, can you recall a single instance when outside analysts concluded that systems and processes had not been put in place or learning had not been delivered? I can't. It's the failure to act in line with all of these safeguards that's the issue.
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Wal-Mart Class Action Decision Sets Precedent, Cited in Costco Ruling

September 21, 2011
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An attorney notes that the Wal-Mart decision earlier this year will make it difficult for nationwide class actions in employment law to succeed.
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Back These Smart Safety Net Fixes

September 20, 2011
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Sadly, some business leaders pooh-poohed the call for payroll tax relief and a tax credit for hiring the long-term unemployed with what amounted to a kind of whining. Let's hope the employer community reacts more positively to the president's safety net legislation.
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