Daily Archives: November 8, 2011
You can’t make this up.
For most of the 37 years between 1963 and 2000, Jerry Sandusky was the epitome of a Penn State man.
That shining image dimmed over the weekend, when police arrested him on seven counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and other charges, including aggravated indecent assault and endangering the welfare of a child.
Sandusky, 67, allegedly engaged in fondling, oral sex and anal sex with young boys over a period of more than 10 years, according to an investigative state grand jury’s summary of testimony.
He maintains he is innocent.
Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno spoke for many in the community when he called the string of sexual child abuse charges against Sandusky “shocking.”
Touched is the story of Jerry SanduskyÂ’s life in his own words. From his childhood to his professional career, this book goes behind the scenes to explore the successes and challenges that Jerry Sandusky has faced in life, both on and off the football field. After graduating from Penn State in 1966, Sandusky went on to coach collegiate football for 34 years. Thirty-two of those years were with Penn State, as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach under Joe Paterno, until his retirement in 1999. The book also explores SanduskyÂ’s involvement in childrenÂ’s charities, including the founding of his charity, “Second Mile.”
The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits an employer from discriminating against a qualified individual on the basis of a disability. Many employers struggle to interpret and apply this law, especially in light of amendments made by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. Fortunately, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the governmental agency charged with enforcing federal laws that prohibit discrimination, provides helpful resources on its website.
One such resource is “The Americans With Disabilities Act: Applying Performance and Conduct Standards to Employees with Disabilities.” This resource provides practical guidance, including examples, to demonstrate an employer’s responsibilities when performance and conduct problems arise concerning a disabled employee. This publication discusses the role of reasonable accommodations in preventing or addressing performance or conduct problems and the circumstances in which an accommodation should be granted. It covers topics such as attendance issues, dress code violations, alcohol use, and confidentiality concerns.
This publication uses a question and answer format to address questions employers might raise. For example, the publication addresses whether an employer may use the same evaluation criteria for employees with disabilities as for employees without disabilities and whether an employer may discipline an employee if the employee’s disability caused a violation of a conduct rule.
The tally of ballots, released early Saturday, was 1,292 in favor of representation by the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union and 824 opposed, the NLRB said.
If no objections are filed within seven days of the tally, the union will be certified as the representative of a bargaining unit of about 2,600 employees in production and maintenance, shipping and receiving, grounds keeping and the warehouse.
National Beef Packing is one of the largest beef packers in the country, with plants in Dodge City and Liberal, Kan., and Brawley, Calif. Its majority owner is U.S. Premium Beef, a marketing company owned by beef producers in several states, including Nebraska.