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Handed Down

December 13, 2007
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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Lessons From Plaintiffs University

December 6, 2007
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
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
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
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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