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U.S. Supreme Court Extends Federal Whistleblower Protections

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the whistleblower protections of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) extend to employees of private sector companies that contract and subcontract with public sector companies. Justice Ginsburg delivered the opinion of the court. Justice Ginsburg said in her opinion that the law “shelters employees of private contractors that serve public […]

4 Mar 14 - General, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

“Absolute No. 1 Leadership Trait in the History of the Universe”

TLNT, a popular HR blog, recently published the results of its survey on important leadership traits. In the survey, TLNT posed this question: “What’s the absolute No. 1 leadership trait in the history of the universe?” The responses, based on more than 300 votes: Communication skills (78 percent) Humility (15 percent) Charisma (6 percent) Intelligence (2 […]

22 Jan 14 - General, Hiring - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

New Year. New Laws. “New” HRCalifornia.

HRCalifornia’s team has been busily updating the HRCalifornia website with new content. The new content addresses new legislation, regulations, court cases, agency actions and local ordinances that will affect employers’ day-to-day operations in 2014. We added new content to approximately 200 pages in the HR Library, and made the necessary updates to forms, quizzes, wizards […]

6 Jan 14 - General - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »