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Employer use of credit checks prevalent, but validity as screening tool unknown

October 22nd, 2010

After four hours of testimony by nine panelists appearing at an EEOC meeting on October 20, 2010, it was clear both that many employers feel compelled to use credit histories in making hiring and other employment decisions and that the practice has not been shown to be a valid predictor of job performance. Chair Jacqueline [Read more...]


Law departments reducing their total spending

October 21st, 2010

A recent survey conducted by the consulting firm Hildebrandt Baker Robbins (HBR) indicates that, for the first time in ten years, law departments across the country are cutting their total spending. Over 60 percent of the departments polled said that they had cut the amount they spent on outside counsel, but the survey did note [Read more...]


CareerBuilder survey finds 40 percent of employers likely to hire seasonal workers on a permanent basis

October 21st, 2010

Seasonal jobs may be the foot in the door job seekers are looking for in a competitive job market, according to a new survey from CareerBuilder. Two-in-five employers (40 percent) who are hiring seasonal workers in the fourth quarter this year said they will likely transition some into full-time, permanent employees, up from 31 percent [Read more...]


Justice Department announces largest ever civil settlement of allegations of immigration-related employment discrimination

October 20th, 2010

The Justice Department announced that it has reached a settlement agreement with Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) to resolve allegations that CHW engaged in a pattern or practice of citizenship status discrimination by imposing unnecessary and discriminatory hurdles to employment for work-authorized individuals. Under the terms of the settlement, CHW has agreed to pay $257,000 in [Read more...]


Recession has led employees to reprioritize, putting family, people, recreation ahead of work

October 20th, 2010

Widespread layoffs and other job changes associated with the Great Recession have caused workers to question career-related sacrifices, including time away from family, less leisure time and fewer self-improvement activities. Those are some of the findings of a recent study conducted by Wayne Hochwarter, the Jim Moran Professor of Business Administration in the Florida State [Read more...]