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OSHA launches "Worker Safety in Hospitals" Website
Thursday, January 23, 2014
The United States Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently launched a website containing resources to help hospitals assess safety issues, and implement or enhance initiatives to improve
Seventh Circuit concludes that Employee gets Trial on whether Employer must do more than Request Medical Information to fulfill Interactive Process Obligations
Thursday, January 23, 2014
The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently held that an employee with a pattern of sleeping on the job was entitled to a trial on her disability discrimination claim under the Americans with
Trial is proper on Harassment Claim where Employer's Response to Complaint was to move Alleged Victim, according to Texas Federal Court
Thursday, January 23, 2014
The United States District Court for the Western District of Texas recently denied an employer's motion for summary judgment on a Title VII sexual harassment claim brought by a former surgical pre-op nurse. The employee
HEC hosting Training on "The ACA Connection: Premium Costs and the Connector" on February 4
Thursday, January 16, 2014
State of Hawai'i Insurance Commissioner Gordon Ito and Hawai'i Health Connector Interim Executive Director Tom Matsuda will provide "small employers" with fifty employees or less with information on health insurance premium
No FLSA Violation for Deducting from Vacation and Sick Leave Payout, Ninth Circuit Holds
Thursday, January 16, 2014
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently upheld a district court finding that withholding amounts owed to cover company credit card balances from departing employees' vacation and sick leave payouts
Ninth Circuit holds Preliminary Injunction was Properly Issued to Prevent Strike at Sea-Tac Airport
Thursday, January 16, 2014
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently affirmed a district court's issuance of a preliminary strike injunction against carrier employees working at an aircraft service provider at the
Over Twenty Percent of Employees looking for New Jobs in 2014
Thursday, January 16, 2014
With drops in worker job satisfaction last year, more employees have plans to pursue other job opportunities in 2014. Data from a national survey conducted by Harris Interactive for CareerBuilder shows that twenty-one
Ceridian offers Three Gold Medal HR Technology Trends for 2014
Thursday, January 16, 2014
As the world's best gather to compete at the Olympics in Sochi next month, human resources professionals are taking stock of their best performing "players," too. Results from the 2013 Towers Watson HR Service Delivery and
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