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WorldatWork says for the first time in decades, salary budgets lag behind US rate of inflation

August 3rd, 2011

For the first time since 1980 the US rate of inflation is higher than the average total salary budget increase. During the 12-month period ending April 2011 inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index, was 3.2 percent. That compared to a total salary budget increase of 2.8 percent for the same period.
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NLRB erroneously concluded that due process considerations prevented it from considering cleaning contractor’s successor status

August 2nd, 2011

The NLRB was not precluded from determining whether a cleaning contractor was the successor employer to the in-house cleaning division of the former building owner when the contractor took over the servicing of the building after it was sold (Serv Employees Int’l Union, Local 32BJ v NLRB, August 1, 2011, Hall, P). The Second Circuit [Read more...]

Expert lists pitfalls of checking social media before hiring

August 2nd, 2011

Can using social media and other technologies to find and screen candidates put an employer at legal risk? “Absolutely,” says David P. Jones, PhD, author of MILLION DOLLAR HIRE: Build Your Bottom Line, One Employee at a Time (Jossey-Bass, 2011). “Often, without knowing it, companies violate a host of laws when they use social media [Read more...]

Promens USA will pay $225,000 to settle EEOC allegations that women were harassed, excluded from machine operator jobs

August 1st, 2011

Plastics manufacturer Promens USA, Inc. will pay $225,000 to settle a Title VII sex discrimination and harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency advised on July 29, 2011. In September 2010, the federal agency sued Promens USA, formerly known as Bonar Plastics, Inc., on behalf of four women whom [Read more...]

Study finds employers who integrate health protection and promotion have healthier workplaces

August 1st, 2011

Employers who integrate their safety initiatives with their health and wellness programming have the potential to improve the overall health and productivity of their workforces, according to a paper published recently in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (JOEM). Titled “Workplace Health Protection and Promotion: A New Pathway for A Healthier –and Safer –Workforce,” [Read more...]