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Disney agrees to allow Muslim intern to wear hijab

September 29th, 2010

A Muslim woman employed as an intern at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, will be allowed to wear an Islamic head scarf, or hijab, at work, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced, after the agency’s greater Los Angeles area office intervened on the woman’s behalf.
The intern was hired based on a telephone interview through Disney’s [Read more...]

Los Angeles-area employers facing criminal charges for hiring illegal aliens as agency steps up worksite enforcement

September 28th, 2010

Agents of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) have arrested the owner and a top executive of a metal casting company in Ventura County, California, on criminal charges of knowingly hiring undocumented aliens, the agency announced on Monday. Wayne Haddox, 67, owner of Masters in Metal, Inc, in Oxnard, [Read more...]

Study finds high-performing companies take a radically different approach to human resources

September 28th, 2010

Workforce issues are critical as companies struggle to emerge from the global recession. Yet many companies are failing to make human resources a priority or to adopt workforce best practices being used by a few leaders. And there are significant gaps between senior leadership and human resources executives when it comes to addressing workforce challenges. [Read more...]

SHRM testifies before House Subcommittee on use of credit background checks in hiring

September 27th, 2010

The use of credit background checks in employment decisions has not increased during the economic downturn, and these checks remain one tool among many that are useful to employers evaluating potential new employees, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) told the U.S. House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit on September [Read more...]

Female employee was pressured to enter into sham marriage, EEOC charges in sexual harassment suit

September 27th, 2010

Courtesy Building Services, a Texas-based janitorial and maintenance service, violated Title VII by subjecting a female employee to sexual harassment, including being pressured to marry a stranger from Thailand to promote his efforts toward citizenship, the EEOC charged in a recent lawsuit. According to the agency, Operations Manager Melissa Gaona was subjected to unlawful sexual [Read more...]