Staffing Industry News of the Week – 1/11/13
One-third of Canadian companies expect to increase staffing: survey
Pulp & Paper Canada
Published on January 7, 2013 by Canadian Manufacturing Online staff
More than one third of Canadian firms believe the nation’s economy will strengthen this year, and the same number of firms anticipate staffing increases in 2013, according to a new survey.
United States: EEOC: A Year In Review
Published on January 7, 2013 by Carrie B. Rosen
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently concluded its 2012 fiscal year having recovered a record high $365.4 million dollars through its private sector administrative enforcement and recovered…
Steady hiring drives unemployment rates below 7 pct. in most large US cities in November
The Washington Post
Published on January 8, 2013 by Associated Press
Unemployment rates fell below 7 percent in a majority of U.S. cities in November, suggesting steady job gains are benefiting most parts of the country.
Wal-Mart can be made defendant in workers’ lawsuit, judge rules
Los Angeles Times
Published on January 8, 2013 by Shan Li
A federal judge ruled that Wal-Mart can be added as a defendant to a class-action lawsuit brought by temporary warehouse workers in the Inland Empire.
State shuts down home health care agency for bogus staffing
Published on January 9, 2013 by Eric Braun
The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office in conjunction with the Division of Consumer Affairs announced on Jan. 9, 2013, that it has shut down an home health agency that allegedly placed uncertified aide’s in patients’ homes and failed to follow up on patient’s needs.
Court: Disabilities act covers severe allergies
Published on January 10, 2013 by Jens Manuel Krogstad, The Des Moines Register
Iowans who suffer from occasional medical attacks such as those those from severe allergies are protected from discrimination by the federal Americans With Disabilities Act, the Iowa Court of Appeals ruled.