REGISTER | LOGIN
Breaking News
Comments
Oldest First | Newest First | Threaded View
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
rick merritt
User Rank
Author
Feeling it?
rick merritt   4/25/2014 7:27:56 AM
NO RATINGS
Do you see any evidence that unfair hiring or compensation practices are still going on?

Pablo Valerio
User Rank
Author
Re: Feeling it?
Pablo Valerio   4/25/2014 9:12:23 AM
NO RATINGS
Rick, there are some more suttle hiring agreements in the tech industry. Taiwanese tech companies in Silicon Valley have always refrained from hiring anyone from any other Chinese or Taiwanese firm without permission from them, nor any of their employees will dream to offer his/her services to another company without his/her boss blessing. And that is nothing compared with the code of honor in countries such as Japan.

tpfj
User Rank
Author
Got off lightly
tpfj   4/25/2014 10:46:08 AM
NO RATINGS
IMHO they got off lightly at ~$4500 per engineer if the numbers are correct. That's about what inflation is running at for a single year.

junko.yoshida
User Rank
Author
Re: Got off lightly
junko.yoshida   4/25/2014 12:07:25 PM
NO RATINGS
I agree, tpfj. I don't know how they actually divid the money in such a class action suit, but this seems like so little. In contrast, for those big corporations involved in the suit, this was a mere champ change.

junko.yoshida
User Rank
Author
Re: Feeling it?
junko.yoshida   4/25/2014 12:09:38 PM
NO RATINGS
Really, Pablo, in Japan? I suppose not in today's Japan where engineers are being laid off left and right.

junko.yoshida
User Rank
Author
Re: Feeling it?
junko.yoshida   4/25/2014 12:13:15 PM
NO RATINGS
On a more serious note, though, Pablo, what needs not to be confused is the difference between "code of honor" and what's being illegal.

Sure, a company can talk to another company about the said employee (and get "permission"), but it is a whole different thing when big corporations' CEO get together and make a pact. That's collusion.

Sanjib.A
User Rank
Author
Re: Feeling it?
Sanjib.A   4/25/2014 12:13:44 PM
NO RATINGS
Are there any laws about fair employment practice in US which prevent this kind of anti poaching settlement between competitors? If this continue to happen and the companies mal-practicing this kind of settlement escapes this easily without government intervention, employees would continue to suffer.

Pablo Valerio
User Rank
Author
Re: Feeling it?
Pablo Valerio   4/25/2014 12:20:54 PM
NO RATINGS
Junko, maybe there a new reality in Japan, but I remember a few years ago it was the case.

junko.yoshida
User Rank
Author
Re: Feeling it?
junko.yoshida   4/25/2014 12:34:14 PM
NO RATINGS
@sanjib, corporations conspiring to do things together against consumers and employees -- like fixing prices or driving down the salary of employees -- is against the antitrust law, I believe.

Dan Glass
User Rank
Author
Re: Feeling it?
Dan Glass   4/25/2014 1:13:45 PM
NO RATINGS
Yes, I also believe it is against the law here in the U.S., but that doesn't prevent it from happening, it merely discourages it from happening explicitly.

 

Page 1 / 2   >   >>


Most Recent Comments
rick merritt
 
Tim R Johnson
 
ewertz
 
antedeluvian
 
ewertz
 
perl_geek
 
R_Colin_Johnson
 
perl_geek
 
R_Colin_Johnson
Most Recent Messages
11/19/2017
3:31:42 PM
Like Us on Facebook
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Martin Rowe

Test Tool Finds Ethernet Wiring Errors
Martin Rowe
Post a comment
When my house was renovated several years ago, I had the electrician install network outlets in numerous places, then run the LAN cables to a wiring closet. But he didn't document the ends ...

Martin Rowe

Local Electronics Store Supplies Engineers and Hobbyists
Martin Rowe
5 comments
Rochester, N.Y. — Tucked away in this western New York city known for its optics is Goldcrest Electronics, a local store that's supplied businesses and individuals with electronic ...

Martin Rowe

How to Transform a Technology University (Book Review)
Martin Rowe
1 Comment
The Presiding Genius of the Place by Alison Chisolm. WPI, Worcester, Mass., 234 pp., 2016. Engineers love to discuss, and often criticize, engineering education. They often claim ...

Max Maxfield

Aloha from EEWeb
Max Maxfield
Post a comment
Just a few minutes ago as I pen these words, I posted this blog about this month's Cartoon Punchline Competition over on EEWeb.com.