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Court Employer Suit not Necessarily Retaliatory

December 14, 2007
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One attorney notes the court ‘was basically balancing employees’ right against retaliation against anybody’s right under the First Amendment of the Constitution to petition the court and file a lawsuit.’
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DOL Proposes Retirement Plan Fee Disclosure Rule

December 13, 2007
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Department of Labor says the new rule will give more insight into service providers’ fees and any potential conflicts of interest that could influence providers.
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Handed Down

December 13, 2007
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A review of the 10 legal decisions of 2007 that will have the greatest impact on the workplace in the coming year and beyond
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Alaska Attorney General Sues Mercer Over Pension Plan Losses

December 10, 2007
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State seeks to recover more than $1.8 billion it claims was lost because of the firm’s misconduct as an actuary for state employees’ and teachers’ pension plans.
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DOL Investigated for Non-Competitive Grants, Millions Given Out Without Proper Documentation

December 7, 2007
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The Labor Department’s Office of Inspector General has found that the Employment and Training Administration did not adequately justify decisions to give out non-competitive awards for the High Growth Job Training Initiative.
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Brocade HR Chief Convicted in Options Backdating Trial

December 6, 2007
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A federal jury has convicted Stephanie Jensen, the former head of human resources at Brocade Communications, of two counts of criminal fraud for her role in the backdating scheme.
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Lessons From Plaintiffs University

December 6, 2007
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Employees trained at PU invariably dodge their responsibility for prompt reporting of harassment by framing their lack of understanding of the policy in such a way that their failure to complain somehow becomes reasonable. But here’s a holiday gift from columnist Alan Rupe: a surefire way to defeat them.
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Dear Workforce How Should HR Prepare for an IPO

December 4, 2007
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Our company recently filed for an initial public offering of stock, or IPO. What steps should our HR department take to prepare for this event? As we get set for this change, which questions should we be asking ourselves internally?
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HR Chief Goes on Trial in Brocade Backdating Case

December 3, 2007
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The criminal fraud trial of Stephanie Jensen, the former head of HR at Brocade Communications, got under way last week in San Francisco. Jensen’s attorneys tried to make the case a battle over which department—HR or finance—is to blame for an allegedly illegal compensation and accounting scheme.
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Pension Bill Technical Corrections Likely to Live Up to Name

November 30, 2007
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As is often the case with legislation as massive as the Pension Protection Act, the House and Senate are considering technical corrections to the bill, which goes into effect January 1. However, Congress shows little appetite to revisit policies set out in the reform bill signed in 2006.
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