Labor & Employee Relations: Contemporary Challenges
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Labor & Employee Relations: Contemporary Challenges
The landscape of labor and employee relations is shifting dramatically. Economic woes, increasingly burdensome regulatory requirements, backlashes against corporate greed, political influences and increased organized labor activities are just a few of the dynamics making the business of running a business more difficult than ever.
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Don't fall for union bosses' minimum wage scam: column - Stevenspointjournal

Don't fall for union bosses' minimum wage scam: column - Stevenspointjournal | Labor & Employee Relations: Contemporary Challenges | Scoop.it

Washington Post Don't fall for union bosses' minimum wage scam: column Stevenspointjournal Once again, labor union bosses have organized fast food strikes all across the country, claiming they want workers to make $15 an hour and have the right to...


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HR Policies: Social Media & Satisfying The NLRB – Worth the Effort?

HR Policies: Social Media & Satisfying The NLRB – Worth the Effort? | Labor & Employee Relations: Contemporary Challenges | Scoop.it
The NLRB has found fault with a number of companies' social media HR policies - compliance is difficult. Is it worth having a policy?
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January 24 Roundtable: Top Ten Labor Events of 2012

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In rare strike, NYC fast-food workers walk out

In rare strike, NYC fast-food workers walk out | Labor & Employee Relations: Contemporary Challenges | Scoop.it
After a Black Friday action at Wal-Mart, NYC fast-food workers walk out, challenging a nearly union-free industry...
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Groupthink and social media: A zeitgeist of mechanical solidarity?

Groupthink and social media: A zeitgeist of mechanical solidarity? | Labor & Employee Relations: Contemporary Challenges | Scoop.it
One of the most important things I teach my students is to become good consumers of information. This means not regurgitating sound bytes and conclusions that have been fed to the masses by way of ...
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Task Rate Calculator

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WHICH FEDERAL LABOR LAWS APPLY TO SMALL EMPLOYERS? : New Jersey Human Resources

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Security Guards Hit SEIU Local with Federal Charges

Security Guards Hit SEIU Local with Federal Charges | Labor & Employee Relations: Contemporary Challenges | Scoop.it
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Legal Fire Prevention: Social Media Policy - FireEngineering.com

Legal Fire Prevention: Social Media Policy - FireEngineering.com | Labor & Employee Relations: Contemporary Challenges | Scoop.it
Legal Fire Prevention: Social Media PolicyFireEngineering.com1) The fire department endorses the secure use of social media to enhance communication and information exchange; streamline processes; and foster productivity with its employees.
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U.S. District Court rules ambush elections rule invalid and no longer in effect!

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Second Circuit Issues Significant Rulings Regarding Internal Investigations and the Faragher/Ellerth Defense

Second Circuit Issues Significant Rulings Regarding Internal Investigations and the Faragher/Ellerth Defense | Labor & Employee Relations: Contemporary Challenges | Scoop.it

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Web 2.0 Digest: Social media grows in hiring procedures - The ...

And on the other side of the social media coin...

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Hiring decision: A weighty matter - Las Vegas Review - Journal

Hiring decision: A weighty matter - Las Vegas Review - Journal | Labor & Employee Relations: Contemporary Challenges | Scoop.it
Hiring decision: A weighty matterLas Vegas Review - JournalThe following laws apply: n Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 states that everyone in the United States has a right to employment free from discrimination based on race, color,...
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Proposed Regulations Issued Regarding Employer Shared Responsibility Under ... - Bloomberg BNA

Proposed Regulations Issued Regarding Employer Shared Responsibility Under ... - Bloomberg BNA | Labor & Employee Relations: Contemporary Challenges | Scoop.it
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Organized Labor Fits Deficit Fight Into 2014 Strategy

Organized Labor Fits Deficit Fight Into 2014 Strategy | Labor & Employee Relations: Contemporary Challenges | Scoop.it
Organized labor is already strategizing ways to use the deficit standoff to its advantage in the 2014 election, when unions will be focused on helping Democrats win back seats in the House and ousting Republican governors.
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Employers, don't let that "protected" employee hold you hostage

Remember that Supreme Court decision involving alleged retaliation based on an oral complaint of violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act? The plaintiff in the case is now going to get a jury trial.

 

What do you do if you, as an employer, want to take action against an employee after he or she has taken some type of legally protected action*? Do you just have to live with whatever the employee chooses to dish out? How do you determine in advance whether the decision will survive a retaliation claim?

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America would be better off with more strikes - CNN.com

America would be better off with more strikes - CNN.com | Labor & Employee Relations: Contemporary Challenges | Scoop.it

Wow. What a persepctive...spoken like a pure academic with no clue about the real-world practice of employee & labor relations. Scorced earth is hardly a good idea - for anyone (witnesseth the recent Hostess case). 

 

 

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How to Avoid the Black Hole HR Time Suck with Efficient Onboarding

How to Avoid the Black Hole HR Time Suck with Efficient Onboarding | Labor & Employee Relations: Contemporary Challenges | Scoop.it
share When it comes to HRIS and systems integration and more importantly system communication is a challenge working in HR.
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H-2B Visa Rule Halted - HRWatchdog – California Employment Law ...

A federal district court ruled that the Department of Labor (DOL) may not implement a final rule relating to H-2B visas. The H-2B non-agricultural...
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Do You Ask Employees For Their Facebook Passwords? Congress ...

Do You Ask Employees For Their Facebook Passwords? Congress ... | Labor & Employee Relations: Contemporary Challenges | Scoop.it

It would seem crazy to me that such a move would be necessary in the first place. Shouldn't prospective employers have more common sense? (Answer: not in my experience. sigh.)

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New Grounds For Hostile Workplace Claims - Connecticut Law Tribune

New Grounds For Hostile Workplace Claims - Connecticut Law Tribune | Labor & Employee Relations: Contemporary Challenges | Scoop.it
New Grounds For Hostile Workplace ClaimsConnecticut Law TribunePrescott instructed the jury that, under the 1991 Connecticut law against workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation, it is illegal “for an employer to discriminate against an...
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Make Sure You Read This if You’re Hiring Minors This Summer

Make Sure You Read This if You’re Hiring Minors This Summer | Labor & Employee Relations: Contemporary Challenges | Scoop.it
By John E. Thompson Employers who will be hiring minors under 18 years-old should review in advance the federal Fair Labor Standards Act‘s prohibitions and restrictions applying to those workers.
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Web 2.0 Digest: 37 Percent Of Employers Use Facebook To Pre ...

This is one of the most difficult lessons for my students to absorb. They feel it shouldn't be happening (i.e. snooping on social media is an invasion), however, when posts are public, what can they expect? 

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Web 2.0 Digest: Maryland to bar employers from seeking social ...

The Web 2.0 Digest has information and news on the important topic of Web 2.0, including discussions about the current use and future trends for use of the rapidly growing collection of Web 2.0 social media and social networking applications and ...
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