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Articles by Rita Pyrillis

Wal-Mart Ruling Convolutes Class-Action Landscape

July 5, 2011
In a 5-4 ruling in the case of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Betty Dukes, et al., the high court reversed a lower court decision that would have allowed as many as 1.5 million current and former female Wal-Mart workers to sue the nation’s biggest private employer for back pay and punitive damages that could have totaled billions of dollars.
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Dissident Group Sounds Off on Perceived SHRM Show Snub

June 3, 2011
As the largest HR professional association prepares for its 63rd annual conference in Las Vegas, frustration among some members is growing. The SHRM Members for Transparency website lists 46 official members—most are former board chairs and board members of SHRM, the SHRM Foundation and the HRCI.
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The Bait Debate

February 3, 2011
While some folks are hooked on using social media for getting top recruits to bite, others say the concept is overhyped and old-fashioned methods still reel in the best candidates.
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Programs Help Women Take the Lead

January 26, 2011
Not since the 1970s and 1980s has there been such a push to help women find their way into the C-suite. With a record number of women earning college degrees, such programs are critical in making more cracks in the glass ceiling.
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