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SEC Names Insider Trading Suspect in Staffing Firm Deal

July 27, 2012
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Ladislav 'Larry' Schvacho made approximately $511,000 in illicit profits using insider information, the Securities and Exchange Commission reported.
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Swapping Shifts and Religious Accommodation

July 26, 2012
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If you are planning on rejecting an employee's request for a shift change as a religious accommodation, you must be able to support the claim of hardship with facts.
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SHRM Survey: Fewer Employers Conducting Credit, Criminal Checks of Job Applicants

July 25, 2012
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The survey also found that an applicant's negative credit information is not a barrier to hiring, with 80 percent of the respondents saying they hired an individual with a poor credit report.
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Randstad to Pay $60,000 in EEOC Suit

May 10, 2012
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The settlement also requires the international staffing firm to modify its anti-discrimination policy and amend its nationwide employment law compliance training
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How Do We Assess the Risks When Using Personality Tools?

May 1, 2012
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Is our financial-services company treading on dangerous ground if we rely too heavily on pre-employment personality tests? How much reliance is too much? —Personality Flaws, finance/insurance/real estate, multinational
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Contingent Workers Settle Suit in California

April 16, 2012
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The court was notified of the settlement last month, but the suit was first filed in July 2011. It sought to represent all contingent employees who worked at both PrO and Juniper in California.
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Obese Workers' Body Mass Data Aids Treatment

March 15, 2012
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Despite the fact that one in three U.S. adults is obese, claims adjusters often do not ask claimants about their height and weight during the initial intake process of a workers' comp claim, employers and consultants say.
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Health Exchanges Must Notify Employers About Employees Eligible for Subsidies: HHS

March 13, 2012
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Among other things, exchanges will have to provide a notice to employers that identifies by name the employees who have applied for and have been determined by exchange administrators as eligible for premium subsidies.
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