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Married Men with Stay-at-Home Wives Have Negative Attitudes Of Working Women, Study Says

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Manager & HR Pro’s Resource Center

Gender bias in the workplace is the subject of hundreds of scholarly articles and even more cases by courts. But a recently-published study looked at whether the working status of a married man affects the man’s attitude of women in the workplace. The conclusion? It’s not pretty. We found that marriage structure has important implications… Continue Reading

What Makes a Workplace a Great Place to Work?

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

The Hartford Courant and Fox CT last week released their list of “Top Workplaces” in the Greater Hartford area. In a column accompanying it, columnist Dan Haar suggests the ingredients that go into a good place to work: Passion, Freedom & Direction. He states: One common thread is a system that shows respect for employees… Continue Reading

Gender Inequality Claims Make Headlines in Case and in New Study

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Legislative Developments, Litigation, Manager & HR Pro’s Resource Center, Wage & Hour

Over the last week, two unrelated stories caught my eye.  For employers, they are a reminder that claims of pay inequality based on gender are still something to be concerned about.  The first story is that Governor Malloy announced plans for a new study to examine “factors that contribute to the gender wage gap in Connecticut’s workforce.” … Continue Reading

Estimating the Costs of Litigation; Parallel Stories Illustrate Difficulty of Predicting Costs and Outcome of Litigation

Posted in Litigation

Returning from the ABA Meeting today, there were two stories over the last couple of days that have received some press. Taken together, they show the difficulties that companies and individuals have in predicting both the outcome of lawsuits and the costs of them. First, the stories: The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) is proposing… Continue Reading

The Name Game: Do Names Matter In Making Employment Decisions?

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

The concept of names is getting a great deal of press in Connecticut — no doubt over the story of some Yale Law students who are naming names of individuals who allegedly posted comments about them on an internet board.  Of course, you can always change your name (though not that easily), but typically the… Continue Reading

“Fairness” May Dictate Workers Views and Outlooks (And Maybe Whether They Sue)

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

I have often said that whether an employee is viewed as being treated "fairly" may predict whether an employment decision will later be upheld by a judge or jury.  A recent study, however, shows that issues of "fairness" relating to employment decision may also affect a worker’s outlook on life.  A Washington Post article has… Continue Reading

Study: EAP-type Programs for Depression Improve Employee Productivity

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

Conventional wisdom is that healthy and happy employees lead to better results for the workplace.  As a result, many employers offer Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) for their employees, including the U.S. government. Now, there is additional scientific evidence of that theory in a study involving depression.   A medical study published in this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association determined that… Continue Reading