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Human Resources, Labor and Employment News Links

A few links to news of interest for those in the ILR fields:

NY WARN went into effect February 1, 2009. This news item from The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel® describes the changes and gives more detail on implementing them.

Most notably, NY WARN: 1) requires employers to provide 90 days advance notice (rather than the 60 days required under Federal WARN) prior to implementing certain mass layoffs, plant closings, relocations (which are not covered under Federal WARN), or covered reductions in work hours; 2) applies to employers too small to be covered under Federal WARN – those with 50 or more employees (rather than 100 or more under Federal WARN); and 3) is triggered by smaller layoffs or plant closings than those triggering Federal WARN, generally affecting 25 or more employees (rather than 50 or more under Federal WARN).

Leader of Carpenters’ Union and 9 Others Indicted in Corruption Inquiry (New York Times)

Official says China’s jobless situation ‘very grave’ despite improving economy (LA Times)

Stop Getting Soft On Human Resources (Wall Street Journal)

Study: Workplace rudeness is contagious

Workers ‘sucking up’ is bad for business, say experts

To get help finding stories in your line of interest, contact a librarian at the Catherwood Library.

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