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Advisory letter points the way for proper use of criminal histories in job screening

November 1st, 2010

A US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) informal advisory letter serves as a reminder to employers of the proper role of criminal convictions in employment screening. The recently released letter was issued in response to an inquiry from an individual who suspected that her son’s 1986 conviction for felony possession of marijuana was preventing him [Read more...]

If given the opportunity, CFOs would hand off administrative, accounting and HR tasks

October 29th, 2010

No job is too small for finance executives, a new Robert Half Management Resources survey suggests. But if chief financial officers (CFOs) could get one thing off their plates, it would be administrative tasks. More than one-third (38 percent) of CFOs interviewed said that if they could eliminate one responsibility, it would be basic clerical [Read more...]

US Department of Labor launches Veterans Hiring Toolkit for employers

October 29th, 2010

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of a new online toolkit to guide employers through the process for hiring veterans. The free toolkit is designed to assist and educate employers who have made the proactive decision to include veterans and wounded warriors in their recruitment and hiring initiatives.
“Many employers have told us [Read more...]

Judge enjoins Port of Los Angeles from enforcing Clean Truck Program, pending appeal before Ninth Circuit

October 29th, 2010

A federal district court judge has enjoined the Port of Los Angeles from enforcing a provision in its clean truck program requiring trucking companies to use employees, not independent contracts, pending an appeal of an August decision finding that the Port had the authority to regulate trucks entering and exiting its property. The decision by [Read more...]

Annual absenteeism survey reveals more than one-in-four employers think more workers are calling in sick with fake excuses due to stress and burnout

October 28th, 2010

The work break is taking on a new meaning with workers forgoing just a few minutes away from their desks, in favor of, whole days away from the office to recharge their batteries. CareerBuilder’s annual survey on absenteeism shows 29 percent of workers have played hooky from the office at least once this year, calling [Read more...]