What role should our HR department play in both labor relations and in employee relations? Our HR department oversees both functions, which raises confusing questions about where its loyalties lie.
That status wouldn’t give the group collective bargaining rights with Northbrook, Illinois-based Allstate Corp., which classifies its 12,000 agents as independent contractors.Read More
About seven weeks after failing to persuade her colleagues to join a union, a Target worker is terminated from her $8-an-hour job. The union will seek to reverse her dismissal.Read More
Labor Department officials say that extending the standard would better protect workers and retirees. Opponents contend that it would raise liability costs and force broker-dealers to abandon the individual retirement account market, leaving smaller investors without investment advice.Read More
Of the 17 plaintiffs in the case—Frank Ricci et al. v. John DeStefano et al.—16 were Caucasian and one was Hispanic.Read More
Chicago-based Hyatt Hotels Corp., which runs the hotel, has already apologized for the incident, saying the decision ‘was not in line with our values or with our corporate policies.’Read More
The National Association of Professional Allstate Agents Inc., formed more than two decades ago to protest Allstate’s move to shift more overhead costs to agents, will begin soon to solicit votes from its members on joining the Office and Professional Employees International Union as a guild.Read More