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Proposed Overtime Rule Will Result in Fewer Managers
If the Department of Labor's (DOL's) proposed overtime rule is finalized in its current form, middle-management ranks will shrink and hourly workers will face fewer opportunities for upward mobility.

Wage Secrecy Prohibitions Require Caution by Employers
Historically, management has frowned on workers comparing their salaries; sometiems the practice has even been banned. But this is rapidly changing.

SEC Settlement with Citigroup Fails to Name Names
A settlement between the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and two units of Citigroup holds no one at the bank accountable for behavior that caused investors to lose an estimated $2 billion.

Labor Relations
Union Organization Eased Under NLRB's Broader Definition of 'Joint Employer'
It's now easier for franchisee employees and contract workers to unionize, following the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision on joint employment.

Safety & Security
How Can Employers Prevent Workplace Violence?
The shooting of two journalists and an interviewee on live morning TV by a former co-worker raises the question of how to identify whether current or former employees may be on the verge of committing a violent or even deadly act.

Staffing Management
Target Will Pay $2.8M Over Employment Tests
Target settled a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that found reasonable cause to believe that three of the employment assessments that the company formerly used had disproportionately screened out applicants based on race and sex.

Ad Hoc BYOD Policies Leave Employers Vulnerable
Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies often start out on an ad hoc basis rather than instituted in a planned way. A casual rollout can lead to problems.


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