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Proposed Florida immigration legislation similar, but even tougher, than Arizona’s law

August 12th, 2010

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, along with Rep. William Snyder and other state legislative leaders, revealed proposed legislation that would curb illegal immigration in Florida, according to the Attorney General’s news release. Under the proposed legislation, law enforcement officers would be required to check suspected illegal immigrants’ status during the course of a lawful stop, [Read more...]

Survey finds three in four employees find their work meaningful

August 11th, 2010

As many as 75 percent of employees find their work to be meaningful, according to a new poll from Right Management. Only 4 percent of employees rarely or never find meaning in what they do. Right Management is the talent and career management expert within Manpower.
The firm conducted the poll in partnership with LinkedIn®and received [Read more...]

Quinn signs law restricting use of credit history in employment

August 11th, 2010

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed the Employee Credit Privacy Act into law. The Act (H.B. 4658) prohibits Illinois employers from discriminating against job seekers or employees based on their credit history. Under the Act, employers in Illinois may not use a person’s credit history to make employment, recruiting, discharge or compensation decisions. The new law [Read more...]

Expert provides workplace safety quick tips in light of recent Connecticut shooting

August 10th, 2010

On August 3, nine people were killed in a shooting rampage at a beer distributor in Manchester, Connecticut. The suspected gunman shot eight people before killing himself. He was on his way to a disciplinary meeting with his employer when he began shooting.
This shooting serves as a reminder that employers need to take precautions to [Read more...]

Employers barred from seeking criminal background information on written job applications, in amendment to criminal background check statute

August 10th, 2010

Governor Deval Patrick signed into law a provision that amends the Massachusetts criminal offender records information system (CORI) to improve employment opportunities for former offenders, according to a statement issued by the Governor’s office. Under Senate Bill 2583, employers will be prohibited from requesting criminal offender record information on initial written application forms, except where [Read more...]