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Veterans: OFCCP Revises Job Listing Rules for Federal Contractors

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has released revised rules under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA), implementing changes to the nondiscrimination and affirmative action requirements of federal contractors and subcontractors. The revisions were required by the 2002 Jobs for Veterans Act, which, among other […]

Hot List: New York Times Hardcover Bestseller List

The following is a list of the bestselling hardcover business books as ranked by the New York Times on January 26. 1. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell. hy some people succeed — it has to do with luck and opportunities as well as talent — from the author of Blink: The Power […]

Short Takes: Harassment Training for Temps

I have a question about sexual harassment training. We have 35 full-time regular employees and usually about 40 or 50 temporaries. The temps work for months at a time, but we release them during slow periods. I think the law says you have to provide harassment training if you have 50 or more employees. Do we […]

Legislation: Health Care Measure Wins Key Approval in State Senate

A measure to overhaul California’s ailing health care system by extending health insurance coverage to all Californians and requiring employers to share in the cost has won approval in the Senate Healthcare Committee. The measure would, among other things, require all employers that don’t offer employee health insurance to pay a payroll tax of 7.5 […]

E-Alert Item: Sexual Harassment: San Francisco Pays $450,000 to Settle Janitor’s Harassment Claim

A former San Francisco Municipal Railway custodian sued her employer, claiming that two male co-workers made lewd gestures and sexually explicit comments to her. Lisa Mixon, who started working for the transit agency in 1996, also said that one of the offenders offered her money in exchange for sex. She further charged that she was […]

If You’re Just Complying, You Get a “D”

By Clark PhinneyJust My E-pinion “Just meeting the regulatory requirements is like asking your kids to only get a ‘D’ in school,” says compliance expert Clark Phinney. It’s a simple observation he heard a few years ago that seems to say it all about attitudes toward compliance. “…like asking your kids to get a D.” […]

Compensation: Workers Think Execs Are Overpaid

Thirty-nine percent of workers say senior executives earn more than they should, according to a survey by the staffing firm Hudson. The survey, which included 10,000 respondents, found that while 64 percent of workers said executive pay should be tied to company performance, just 38 percent of employees say the practice is applied at their […]

Are College Alums Displacing High School Grads in the Workforce?

One-third of hiring managers and HR professionals said they are hiring more employees with college degrees for positions that were historically held by high school graduates, according to a recent CareerBuilder® survey. This hiring trend varies across industries: Financial Services—53 percent Healthcare—40 percent Manufacturing—38 percent Transportation & Utilities—37 percent Information Technology—33 percent Professional & Business […]