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UAW Says Nearly All Laid-Off Detroit 3 Workers Are Back to Work

March 25, 2011
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Since the last bargaining convention in 2007, GM’s UAW-represented work force has dropped from around 75,000 to 49,000 as plants have closed and workers departed either through attrition or retirement.
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Create a Great Place to Work in Four Easy (and Four Hard) Steps

March 18, 2011
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Employees and candidates alike are skeptical of companies that spend money to chase the easy parts of the great place to work award without attempting the hard stuff.
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Chrysler's F-Bomb Rift Underscores Workplace Social Media Turf War

March 14, 2011
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The incident may have shined a light on a continuing battle between marketing and communications departments over who should own and manage social media.
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The Last Word: Pride vs. Prejudice

March 11, 2011
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Gays who were just beginning their careers back in 1974 are still vulnerable to workplace homophobia.
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Numbers Game: Companies Utilize Data to Predict Workforce Needs

March 11, 2011
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Operation Workforce Tomorrow is under way at weapons-maker ATK and other companies that are using advanced metrics to prepare for the future.
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Gay Groups Refocus on Workplace

March 11, 2011
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Efforts to bar employment discrimination against gays on a national level date back to 1974, and the ENDA legislation itself has floundered in Congress since 1994. Opponents contend the act would create a more litigious workplace.
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Weapons-Maker ATK Practices Personnel Precision

March 11, 2011
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To stay on target in its workforce planning, weapons-maker ATK uses sophisticated metrics analysis to anticipate flight risks and the need for reinforcements.
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Employer Liable for Discriminatory Adviser in Firing Supreme Court

March 2, 2011
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The high court ruled 8-0 in favor of overturning the 7th Circuit opinion, with Justices Samuel Alito Jr. and Clarence Thomas supporting a concurring opinion, and Justice Elena Kagan not taking part in the decision.
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Taxes Complicate Rule on Adult Children Coverage

February 17, 2011
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While most states automatically conform their tax laws to federal tax law any time it changes, roughly 15 to 20 states do not. Unless those states update their tax laws, employees who have added their adult children to their policies will face additional state taxes.
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Despite the Downturn, Infosys Focuses on Full-Time Staff for the Long Term

February 3, 2011
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The decision to honor hiring commitments made to thousands of new college graduates and to avoid layoffs of existing staff stems largely from the company’s goal to be an employer of choice over the long haul.
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