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Sodexo employees across U.S. vote to authorize strike

October 1st, 2010

Cafeteria workers employed by Sodexo across the U.S. have, over the last five days, voted to authorize a strike action, according to the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which has been struggling to organize Sodexo’s employees. The union says that cafeteria workers at Ohio State Univeristy, Tulane University, Morehouse College, Loyola University New Orleans, Ohio’s [Read more...]

Abercrombie & Fitch to pay $1 million fine after I-9 audit

September 30th, 2010

One more indication that the immigration enforcement environment has intensified is clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch’s agreement to pay a fine of more than $1 million for violations of the Immigration and Nationality Act related to its obligation to verify the employment eligibility of its workers.
A Form I-9 inspection of Abercrombie & Fitch’s retail stores [Read more...]

Only one third of organizations integrate HR, payroll, and compensation solutions

September 30th, 2010

Just over 35 percent of participants in a study conducted by ADP, a provider of HR, payroll and benefits administration services, have integrated HR, payroll and compensation solutions. This figure is considerably low, particularly when compared to the 83 percent of respondents that cited integrated functionality as either critical or highly important. Other key findings [Read more...]

SHRM says HR is focusing on short-term decision making when it comes to health care

September 29th, 2010

Human resource professionals are addressing the short-term implications of health care reform as they learn more about the new law, a poll by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) found. The SHRM poll “Organizations’ Response to Health Care Reform” shows that three-quarters or more of organizations are: (1)Working with a legal or benefits counsel [Read more...]

Disney agrees to allow Muslim intern to wear hijab

September 29th, 2010

A Muslim woman employed as an intern at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, will be allowed to wear an Islamic head scarf, or hijab, at work, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced, after the agency’s greater Los Angeles area office intervened on the woman’s behalf.
The intern was hired based on a telephone interview through Disney’s [Read more...]