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Century Plaza janitors to hold week-long protest over layoffs and suspensions

August 25th, 2010

Janitors represented by United Service Workers West, an SEIU local, who clean the Century Plaza in Los Angeles, have erected a tent city outside 2000 Avenue of the Stars as they launch a week of protests in support of recently laid-off janitors. The dispute began two weeks ago when the custodial contractor, ABM, laid off [Read more...]

Survey finds recent grads don’t plan to stay long in first job

August 24th, 2010

Most college graduates do not expect to stay long in their first job, according to a survey by Right Management. More than 350 graduates were surveyed by Right Management about their job hunting and career plans. Fifty-nine percent expect to remain in their first position for just three years or less. Another 29 percent expect [Read more...]

California car wash owners face jail time, must pay $1.25 million in restitution for wage theft

August 24th, 2010

Two owners of four Los Angeles car wash businesses were each sentenced to one year in jail and ordered to pay restitution of an estimated $1.25 million dollars in unpaid wages to car wash workers in a landmark plea agreement to resolve multiple criminal counts of repeatedly and willfully stealing wages and violating labor laws, [Read more...]

Expert discusses how organizations can help prevent incidents where employers seek to harm coworkers or bosses

August 23rd, 2010

Incidents such as the August 3 workplace shooting that left nine people dead in Manchester, CT, highlight the troubling fact that many organizations may not even see workplace violence coming.
Between 2004 and 2008, an average of 564 work-related homicides occurred each year in the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Though a [Read more...]

USCIS implements H-1B and L-1 fee increase mandated by new law

August 23rd, 2010

There is now an additional fee of $2,000 for certain H-1B petitions and $2,250 for certain L-1A and L-1B petitions postmarked on or after August 14, 2010, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services advised on August 19. The additional fees, which will remain in effect through September 30, 2014, are mandated by Public Law 111-230, [Read more...]