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Wage and Hour division provides guidance on voluntary assignment of wages under H-2A program

May 18th, 2012

In a field bulletin released Wednesday, May 16, the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division provided guidance to its staff on the voluntary assignment of wages under the H-2A program.
Current regulations provide that required wage payments must be received free and clear and that each deduction taken from a worker’s pay must be disclosed in any [Read more...]

New York ranked lowest risk city in the world to recruit, employ and redeploy workers, according to Aon Hewitt

May 18th, 2012

New York is the lowest risk city in the world for recruiting, employing and relocating employees, according to rankings released by Aon Hewitt. The 2012 People Risk Index measures the risks that organizations face with recruitment, employment and relocation in 131 cities worldwide by analyzing factors as demographics, access to education, talent development, employment practices [Read more...]

11th Circuit rules genuine issue of fact remained as to why Christian school terminated teacher who became pregnant after engaging in premarital sex; pregnancy discrimination claim revived

May 17th, 2012

A Christian school teacher who became pregnant after engaging in premarital sex, and then married her fiance within the month, was entitled to her day in court because it was unclear whether the reason for her termination was her having engaged in premarital sex or her pregnancy, ruled the Eleventh Circuit (Hamilton v Southland Christian [Read more...]

Employers in manufacturing, hospitality and retail drive increase in summer hiring, according to CareerBuilder’s annual job forecast

May 17th, 2012

The pace of job creation may pick up over the summer months, fueled by an expected increase in seasonal hiring. Three in ten (29 percent) U.S. employers plan to hire workers for the summer, up from 21 percent in 2011 and an average of 22 percent over the past four years. This is according to [Read more...]

Citing lack of board quorum, District of Columbia district court invalidates NLRB election rule — for now

May 16th, 2012

The NLRB lacked a quorum of board members when it published its rule amending its representation election procedures on December 16, 2011, and the challenged rule is therefore invalid, the District of Columbia federal district court held, in a perhaps tepid — and temporary — victory for opponents of what has been dubbed the board’s [Read more...]