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Union Urges Auditors to Dig Deeper for Exec Options Excesses

August 28, 2007
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Old filings could reveal illegal backdating and should include records from 34 days before and 48 hours after the Sarbanes-Oxley Act was enacted in 2002.
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Survey Health Premiums for Union Members Costlier

August 24, 2007
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Only half of union-represented employees pay a portion of the premium for single coverage, while 81 percent of nonunion employees do so.
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Ford CEO Describes a New Deal for Automakers

August 8, 2007
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Alan Mulally tells a conference that Detroit is increasingly looking to executive outsiders to get the car business back onto a profitable footing while it cuts thousands of jobs and plans on tough contract talks with the UAW next month.
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Nike Settles Racial-Bias Class Action

August 3, 2007
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The company also agrees to several other measures, including a court-appointed diversity consultant to monitor and periodically report to the court and the appointment of a compliance officer at Nike’s headquarters.
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RICO Risk for Hiring Illegal Workers

August 2, 2007
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Employers that hire immigrants with no lawful authorization to work in the U.S. could be subject to claims under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. Employers are advised to carefully review and ensure their compliance with applicable regulatory requirements that detail pre-hire screening of job applicants to ensure they are lawfully entitled to be employed in the United States.
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RICO Risk for Hiring Illegal Workers

August 2, 2007
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Employers that hire immigrants with no lawful authorization to work in the U.S. could be subject to claims under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. Employers are advised to carefully review and ensure their compliance with applicable regulatory requirements that detail pre-hire screening of job applicants to ensure they are lawfully entitled to be employed in the United States.
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Law Firm’s Arbitration Procedures Ruled Improper

August 2, 2007
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California law has for several years prohibited enforcement of mandatory arbitration procedures that are unconscionable. Employers are advised to carefully review the costs involved in mandatory arbitration and the specific processes by which employment-based claims can be resolved by arbitration which have met with court approval.
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Law Firm’s Arbitration Procedures Ruled Improper

August 2, 2007
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California law has for several years prohibited enforcement of mandatory arbitration procedures that are unconscionable. Employers are advised to carefully review the costs involved in mandatory arbitration and the specific processes by which employment-based claims can be resolved by arbitration which have met with court approval.
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Retiree Benefits Is UAW at the Wheel

July 24, 2007
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Hopes rise that GM, Chrysler and Ford can get the UAW to take on some $100 billion of liabilities. Does the idea stand a chance?
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