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Caviness Beef Packers agrees to pay $600,000 to resolve OFCCP allegations of hiring discrimination

October 25th, 2011

Caviness Beef Packers Ltd., doing business as Palo Duro Meat Processing Inc. in Amarillo, Texas and Caviness Packing Co. in Hereford, Texas, has agreed to a settlement resolving findings that the company discriminated against job applicants on the bases of race and gender by rejecting them for positions at the company’s two meat processing facilities, [Read more...]

SHRM poll shows organizations have work to do for diversity, inclusion

October 25th, 2011

A new poll from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) shows that only two in 10 organizations have an internal group focused on diversity within the organization. Regardless of whether organizations do or do not have internal groups –a diversity-focused committee, council, or advisory board –the human resources group plays a significant role in [Read more...]

USCCR’s new appointees take issue with English-only in the workplace report

October 24th, 2011

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) has issued a briefing report recommending that the EEOC withdraw its guidance on English-only policies in the workplace and instead tell employers that such policies are prohibited only when the policy was adopted for the purpose of harassing, embarrassing or excluding applicants or employees because of their national [Read more...]

Maintaining morale, keeping good employees top list of challenges HR currently faces

October 24th, 2011

HR professionals say maintaining employee morale and keeping good employees are key concerns during this current economic recession. Finding excellent talent in a welter of resumes for any job posting is also becoming a growing problem. In a survey by Information Strategies, Inc. of 1018 HR professionals, morale building, staffing and reducing benefit costs take [Read more...]

EEOC sues North Carolina restaurant for age bias on behalf of 79-year-old employee

October 21st, 2011

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed an age discrimination lawsuit against Fire Mountain Restaurants, LLC d/b/a Ryan’s Family Steakhouse (Ryan’s), the agency advised on October 20, 2011. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in North Carolina, alleges that Ryan’s violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act when it discriminated against Viola Brown [Read more...]