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Tyson responds to OFCCP lawsuit over gender discrimination in hiring

September 20th, 2010

An administrative complaint filed by the OFCCP against Tyson Fresh Meats, alleging that the company utilized a hiring process and selection procedures that discriminated against women seeking entry-level positions at the company’s plant in Joslin, Illinois, “is really about documentation, not discrimination,” according to Ken Kimbro, senior vice president and chief human resources officer of [Read more...]

EBRI says health reform does not increase confidence in health care system

September 17th, 2010

Findings from the 2010 Health Confidence Survey (HCS) demonstrate that, despite the recent passage of health reform, dissatisfaction with the American health care system remains widespread. Furthermore, while confidence regarding various aspects of today’s health care system is not high, it has neither fallen nor increased as a result of the passage of health reform.
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White House endorses Kerry plan to crack down on employee misclassification

September 17th, 2010

The White House has endorsed legislation introduced by Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Representative Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) in the Senate and House respectively, aimed at protecting workers from the negative effects of employee misclassification. The Fair Playing Field Act of 2010 will end the tax loophole that currently allows for workers to be misclassified as [Read more...]

Employers assessing salary programs for affordability and competitiveness, Mercer survey shows

September 16th, 2010

As economic indicators slowly climb upward, organizations are beginning to assess the impact that two years of salary freezes and limited pay increase budgets had on their base salary programs. While most organizations have a formal base salary program in place, more than one-third (38 percent) has reviewed their program’s design this year, according to [Read more...]

Institute for a Drug-Free Workplace takes strong stand against California initiative to legalize marijuana

September 16th, 2010

On November 2, Californians will vote on Proposition 19, the Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010, a marijuana legalization ballot initiative that would make it legal for anyone 21 or older to possess, share, or transport up to an ounce of marijuana for personal use and to grow up to 25 square feet [Read more...]