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Stan, a marketing manager in New York, talks about his credit-hogging boss.
Last fall, two black employees of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) objected when they spotted janitor Keith Sampson reading Notre Dame vs. the Klan: How the Fighting Irish Defeated the Ku Klux Klan in a campus break room. The cover of the book features white-robed Klansmen and burning crosses ...

Q. Are we required to allow employees to inspect their personnel files? Must these files be retained at each office (rather than at a centralized location)? ...

Q. An employee we recently terminated has asked us to provide him with a letter explaining the reasons for his termination. He also has asked for a copy of his personnel file. Are we required to respond? ...
Q. An employee who has used all his paid time off has asked for a leave of absence to attend the Republican National Convention. He is a delegate. Are we required to grant the leave? ...
Good news for managers and supervisors: Giving an employee a poor performance review and then placing the employee on an improvement plan isn’t an adverse employment action on its face. Employees can’t successfully sue unless a pay cut, lost benefits, a lost bonus or some other tangible, negative results accompany that poor evaluation or improvement plan ...

Proposed regulations would require all 401(k) plans and other defined contribution plans, not just plans that choose to comply with Section 404(c) of ERISA, to disclose uniform and basic information to plan participants and beneficiaries. Information required to be disclosed, including fees, would have to be furnished in a comparative format (e.g., a chart). Plan sponsors that employ third-party administrators should work with them to ensure that new disclosure duties will be satisfied. Plan sponsors that administer their own plans must review their disclosure practices, and decide how fees will be broken out, calculated, and disclosed. The regs are proposed to become effective for plan years beginning January 1, 2009.

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Stan, a marketing manager in New York, talks about his credit-hogging boss.
As many of our readers are aware, November’s ballot will probably contain a referendum asking Ohio voters to approve the Ohio Healthy Families Act. The proposed legislation would require Ohio employers to provide seven days of paid sick leave annually for most employees. Employers had better be forewarned and forearmed in the event the proposal becomes law ...
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