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Use of rewards and penalties to drive employee health expected to increase in 2012

October 27th, 2011

As U.S. employers seek to address rising health-related costs, their commitment to programs that improve the health and productivity of their workers is holding firm. However, to engage employees in health management programs, the number of companies using financial incentives and penalties for participation and measurable improvement to health is rapidly on the rise, according [Read more...]

TIC Wyoming, EEOC resolve disability bias suit on behalf of employee with amputated leg

October 26th, 2011

Casper, Wyoming-based TIC–The Industrial Company Wyoming, Inc., has agreed to pay $135,000 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), according to an agency statement on October 21, 2011. TIC Wyoming provides direct-hire construction services to traditional industrial markets.
The complaint filed by the EEOC [Read more...]

In September, 1,495 mass layoff actions affected 153,229 workers, BLS reports

October 26th, 2011

Employers took 1,495 mass layoff actions in September involving 153,229 workers, seasonally adjusted, as measured by new filings for unemployment insurance benefits during the month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported October 25. Each mass layoff involved at least 50 workers from a single employer. The number of mass layoff events in September decreased [Read more...]

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...]