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Seventy two percent of HR professionals report that benefits offerings at their organization have been affected in some way by recession

June 30th, 2010

According to annual benefits research conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the majority of HR professionals indicate that their organizations have been negatively affected by the U.S. and global economic recession. In this ever-changing economic climate, organizations are looking for ways to manage costs while at the same time dealing with the [Read more...]

Former Midway Airport customs officer indicted for allegedly taking bribes

June 30th, 2010

A former US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) supervisor at Midway International Airport will be arraigned this week on federal charges alleging that he received $52,000 in bribes to allow foreign restaurant workers and their spouses to remain in the United States, announced US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. These charges resulted from an investigation conducted [Read more...]

SHRM says its time to start thinking about the many National Guard and Reserve veterans who will be returning to the workforce, especially if draw-downs in Iraq and Afghanistan go as planned

June 29th, 2010

We’ve heard a lot of talk about President Obama’s plans to reduce the number of troops currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, but there hasn’t been much discussion of how that withdrawal will impact employers. National Guard and Reserve veterans will be transitioning from the military to civilian life and will need to be assimilated [Read more...]

Supreme Court agrees to review legal challenge to Arizona’s employer sanctions law

June 29th, 2010

The US Supreme Court is entering the nationwide debate over immigration reform, agreeing on Monday to review whether the Legal Arizona Workers Act, which suspends and revokes the business licenses of employers that intentionally or knowingly employ workers who are not authorized to work in the United States, is preempted by federal immigration law ( [Read more...]

University of Chicago study finds consequences of not having sick leave are severe

June 28th, 2010

Paid sick leave is a benefit prized by American workers but frequently missing on the job—a situation that leads to serious consequences, a new study released by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago shows. The study found about one in three working Americans does not have paid sick leave, and that [Read more...]