Staffing Industry News of the Week – 12/28/12
New state law limits access to employee social media info
Business Management Daily
Published December 22, 2012 by The HR Specialist: California Employment Law
Starting Jan. 1, California employers may no longer require or request employees or job applicants to reveal their social media user names, passwords or other account information. A.B. 1844, signed in late summer, prohibits employers from firing or disciplining employees…
Don’t slight overweight employees
Published December 23, 2012 by Wilford H. Stone
Around 35 percent of U.S. adults are classified as obese. Medical costs for obese employees are nearly 80 percent higher than for non-obese workers, and according to one study obese workers are twice as likely to be absent from work. Those numbers are climbing, forcing courts and agencies over the next several years to address…
Companies owe student workers more than $213,000
Published December 26, 2012
The U.S. Department of Labor recently recovered more than $213,000 in back wages for 1,028 foreign students who participated in the Pennsylvania State Department’s Summer Work Travel program.
Fiscal cliff won’t stop businesses from hiring, Baker Tilly survey finds
Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal
Published December 26, 2012 by Jim Hammerand
Business leaders aren’t letting the fiscal cliff stop them from hiring, according to a Baker Tilly survey. More than 75 percent of chief financial officers…
Businesses brace for minimum wage hike in 10 states
Published December 26, 2012 by Peter Doocy
Good news for employees, and potentially bad news for employers, when 10 states raise their official minimum wage six days from now.
Ford to add 2,350 new jobs as part of investment plan
Published December 27, 2012 by Kim Hjelmgaard
Car major Ford on Thursday said it would spend more than $773 million on expanding its manufacturing facilities and create 2,350 new jobs in its home state of Michigan.