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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.

Business Leadership
Class Action Against Uber Goes Forward
A federal district court has let 160,000 current and former Uber drivers sue as a class. The lawsuit could spell trouble for the on-demand economy.

SHRM: Proposals for 'Blacklisting' Executive Order Are Costly
Proposals to implement the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order--the so-called Blacklisting Executive Order--grossly underestimate the costs to employers, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) wrote in comments.

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.

Employee Relations
Avoiding a Worker May Constitute Retaliation
Retaliation doesn't have to involve disciplining or terminating an employee. It can take on subtler forms, such as avoiding the worker.

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.
(The New York Times)

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.


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