Manufacturers Report Worker Shortage

From the LA Times: WASHINGTON — More than 80% of U.S. manufacturers say they cannot find enough qualified workers to meet customer demands, according to an industry study released Tuesday. After losing 3.4 million factory jobs since 1998, employers are struggling to...

Keep on Truckin’

Five truck drivers sued their former employer for violations related to meal breaks, rest breaks, and itemized wage statements. Although the drivers’ collective bargaining agreement provided the drivers with a 30-minute meal break every five hours and two...

Conflict Resolution – Part 2 –

From About.com: Conflict Resolution Steps You’ve decided resolving the conflict is more important than all of the reasons why people avoid conflict. Here are tips to help you practice less scary, less intimidating, more effective and successful conflict...

Conflict Resolution – Part 1 –

From About.com: Why People Avoid Conflict Resolution Practicing personal courage is necessary if you want to really resolve conflicts at work. It is much easier and much safer to ignore the necessary conflict and play ostrich. Unfortunately, unresolved conflict tends...

Dignity vs. Harassment

When a jury awards $3 million dollars in compensatory damages (only) to a sexual harassment victim against Sav-On (American Drug Stores Inc., 2005 WL 2002376, Aug. 2, 2005), what is the jury trying to communicate by its verdict? The case involved some alleged stalking...
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