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Employers remain unlikely to hire individuals with disabilities

October 6th, 2010

A new survey sponsored by Kessler Foundation and National Organization on Disability (NOD) finds that although corporations recognize that hiring employees with disabilities is important, most are hiring very few of these job seekers and few are proactively making efforts to improve the employment environment. These results, from the Kessler Foundation/National Organization on Disability 2010 [Read more...]

California Attorney General Brown sues car wash owners for wage and hour violations

October 6th, 2010

California’s Attorney General, Edmund G. Brown Jr., filed a $6.6 million lawsuit against eight car washes, following an investigation that revealed a “widespread pattern of worker exploitation,” unpaid wages, and illegal business practices. The lawsuit is the culmination of a five-month long investigation into the wage and business practices at the eight Sikder-owned car washes.
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Social media is changing attraction and retention of talent, yet 76 percent of companies have no formal social media strategy

October 5th, 2010

Social media is changing the way people find jobs, but according to the latest Emerging Workforce®Study by SFN Group, most companies are out of step. In fact, less than one-fourth have a formal social media strategy in place, and of those, only one-third say they’ve had success. “In the old talent attraction model, companies showed [Read more...]

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp to pay over $420 million to resolve off-label promotion and kickback allegations; whistleblowers to receive $25 million

October 5th, 2010

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation has agreed to pay $422.5 million to resolve criminal and civil liability arising from the illegal marketing of certain pharmaceutical products, the Justice Department announced. According to the agreement reached with the government, the East Hanover, New Jersey-based company will plead guilty to a misdemeanor and pay a $185 million combined criminal [Read more...]

Study reveals headaches cost employers more than $61 billion a year in lost time

October 4th, 2010

Headaches, back pain, arthritis and other aches distract employees and cost companies more than $61 billion a year in lost productive time, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association . For individual companies, the cost is $22,000 a year for a company with 50 workers and $88,000 for a [Read more...]