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To HR professionals: Beware of 'cat's paw' liability

By Wally Northway A decision recently rendered by the U.S. Supreme Court opens employers to liability for discriminatory employment practices in a theory that up until the ruling had gained little traction in the higher courts. Now, human resources managers need to be aware that the “cat’s paw” liability theory has been deemed constitutional and holds broad implications for employment ...

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Gonzalez to be sentenced for hiring illegal immigrants

HATTIESBURG — Sentencing has been scheduled for July 30 for a man who hired hundreds of illegal immigrants for one of Mississippi’s most successful private companies — the site of the nation’s biggest workplace raid. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents detained about 600 illegal immigrants at Howard Industries’ electrical transformer plant in Laurel in Aug. 2008. Former human resources ...

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Pratt earns CBP designation

Charlotte Pratt, benefit services coordinator for North Mississippi Health Services, has earned the Certified Benefits Professional (CBP) designation from WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals. With 10 years of benefits experience, Pratt is responsible for coordinating employee benefit programs for employees, including plan compliance, education and enrollment. A member of the local chapter of Northeast Mississippi Human Resource Association, Pratt has ...

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Upton retires from 4-County

Longtime 4-County Electric Power Association executive Carey Upton retired July 31 after 16 years of service to the cooperative. Upton, manager of human resources and training, was honored July 31 during a reception at the Columbus-based cooperative. He began working at 4-County Dec. 14, 1992, as a human resource specialist. He later advanced to his current position as manager of ...

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