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Chrysler Rolling Out Bonuses

February 8, 2012
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Chrysler Group hourly and salaried workers will receive profit-sharing and performance bonuses on Feb. 10, just nine days after the automaker reported a $183 million profit for 2011.
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Norwegian Insurance Company Monitors Workers' Bathroom Breaks

February 6, 2012
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Norway's chief workplace ombudsman Bjorn Erik Thon told a media outlet that one firm required employees to wear a red bracelet during their menstrual cycles to indicate the need for more restroom visits.
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EEOC Issues Final Rule on Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act Records

February 6, 2012
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GINA, which was signed into law by President George W. Bush in May 2008, protects job applicants, current and former employees, labor union members and apprentices and trainees from discrimination based on their genetic information.
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Lockout of Union Workers in New York Shines Light on NLRB Appointees

February 2, 2012
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In a memo released last month, the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel wrote that President Obama was justified in making the appointments.
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Dolan to Cablevision Employees: Email Me

February 1, 2012
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A week after Brooklyn workers vote to unionize, company boss expresses disappointment in result and promises changes. Union says it's too little, too late.
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American Airlines Wants to Terminate Pension Plans

February 1, 2012
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The termination, if approved, would shift billions of dollars of promised but unfunded benefits to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., resulting in the biggest loss ever for the agency.
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House Panel to Examine Financial Health of PBGC

February 1, 2012
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The House Education and Workforce Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions subcommittee hearing comes at a time when the PBGC has a record $26 billion deficit in its insurance programs that are used to pay benefits promised by financially struggling or failed employers whose pension plans the agency has taken over.
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Bloomberg Outlines Ambitious 2012 Agenda

January 12, 2012
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will push for a minimum-wage increase, a $20,000 salary hike for top teachers and the firing of lousy educators from failing schools.
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Funded Status of Pension Plans Falls for Second Year: Mercer

January 4, 2012
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In the aggregate, the plans' funding deficit hit $484 billion as of Dec. 31, 2011, up from $315 billion a year earlier and $229 billion as of Dec. 31, 2009.
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