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February 28, 2005

via Business Europe

New mothers could soon get another three months statutory maternity leave under plans unveiled by ministers on Monday   ...full story

February 28, 2005

via Los Angeles Times

Workers long used to generous union contracts are struggling with expenses as their compensation and benefits are cut back   ...full story

February 25, 2005

via Los Angeles Times

 California's employment picture brightened in January as employers boosted payrolls and the unemployment rate dipped to 5.8 percent   ...full story

February 25, 2005

via CNN Money

Workers at Colorado store voted against unionizing at the world's biggest retailer   ...full story

February 24, 2005

via The New York Times

The life sciences industry, with its largely white-collar work force and its heavy reliance on scientific innovation, was long thought to be less vulnerable to the outsourcing trend. The industry, moreover, is viewed as an economic growth engine and the source of new jobs, particularly as growth slows in other sectors like information technology   ...full story

February 24, 2005

via Business Europe

Labour is about to announce a giant rise the national minimum wage, according to press reports   ...full story

February 24, 2005

via Los Angeles Times

Professional women who put careers on hold for family or other reasons earn 18% less once they return to the workforce, a survey published in the Harvard Business Review found   ...full story

February 23, 2005

via The Globe and Mail

Faced with a shortage of skilled employees, employers are planning to increase their investments in staff training and development this year, according to a survey by Deloitte & Touche   ...full story

February 22, 2005

via Business Europe

More than half of UK employers do not pay their workers when extreme weather prevents them from turning into work, according to an employment law group   ...full story

February 22, 2005

via Buffalo News

HSBC Bank USA on Friday distributed $26 million in long-awaited annual bonuses to employees in Erie and Niagara counties, using a new formula that puts more emphasis on workers' personal performance   ...full story

February 22, 2005

via Los Angeles Times

Toyota plans to add two assembly factories in North America by 2010, in addition to one planned for next year, for a total of eight plants   ...full story

February 21, 2005

via Los Angeles Times

Business traveling is recovering from 2001, but companies are taking a closer look at travelers' expense accounts   ...full story

February 21, 2005

via The New York Times

The inspector general of the Labor Department has decided to investigate its agreement to give Wal-Mart Stores 15 days' notice before investigating any stores facing complaints of child labor violations, according to department officials   ...full story

February 18, 2005

via The New York Times

For the last six years, Working Mother magazine listed Novartis, the pharmaceutical manufacturer, as among the best 100 companies for women, citing its generous maternity leave and a program to encourage telecommuting from home. But a dozen women sales representatives for Novartis beg to differ. In a lawsuit filed yesterday in Federal District Court in Manhattan, the women contend that they were discriminated against in pay and promotions, particularly after becoming pregnant  ...full story

February 17, 2005

via Los Angeles Times

 Circuit City Stores Inc., the target of a $3.25-billion takeover bid by Highfields Capital Management, said Wednesday that it planned to close 19 U.S. stores, a warehouse and five regional offices, cutting as many as 973 jobs   ...full story

February 17, 2005

via The New York Times

A gauge of future economic activity slipped a bit in January while the number of laid-off workers filing new claims for unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level in more than four years   ...full story

February 17, 2005

via Times Online

A TUC report published today accuses British bosses of firing hundreds of workers for complaining about health and safety conditions in the workplace   ...full story

February 16, 2005

via Personnel Today

Most HR employees expect the profession to be a short to medium-term career option, according to new findings released today   ...full story

February 15, 2005

via Los Angeles Times

Firms are expanding without hiring. Some analysts wonder if this change is permanent   ...full story

February 15, 2005

via The New York Times

Northwest Airlines and its pilots will discuss freezing their pension plan because of concerns it might not provide the benefits promised   ...full story

February 15, 2005

via Los Angeles Times

 Lawyers for Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, asked a judge in Oakland to expand the number of documents it can classify as trade secrets in a lawsuit over whether employees were denied meal and rest breaks   ...full story

February 10, 2005

via CNN Money

Americans filing for unemployment benefits slides to 303,000, confounding economists' forecasts   ...full story

February 10, 2005

via Training Mag

RedSiren, a provider of IT security management solutions in Pittsburgh, today introduced a new RedSiren Institute(R) e-learning course designed to provide Web application developers with the knowledge they need to build stronger and less vulnerable applications   ...full story

February 10, 2005

via Toronto Star

 Wal-Mart Canada Corp. says it is closing its first unionized store in North America after nine days of contract talks, but denies it is out to bust the union   ...full story

February 9, 2005

via The New York Times

Carly Fiorina stepped down as chairman and chief executive of Hewlett-Packard Co., a surprise move at the company that she had steered from its roots in the printer business more deeply into computers   ...full story

February 9, 2005

via Los Angeles Times

A plan would reduce the period when firms could be fined for failing to offer mealtimes and would shift onus to employees   ...full story

February 8, 2005

via The New York Times

Howard Weyers, president of Weyco, an insurance benefits company in Okemos, Mich., said his concerns about health and the rising cost of health care led him to devise a plan to keep his employees from smoking   ...full story

February 8, 2005

via Los Angeles Times

The union representing workers at eight upscale Los Angeles hotels offered Monday to drop its demand for a 2006 contract expiration — a major sticking point in the prolonged negotiations   ...full story

February 8, 2005

via Personnel Today

 HR professionals must demand that the Government includes more people information in forthcoming company reporting regulations, otherwise the profession risks being completely sidelined   ...full story

February 7, 2005

via The New York Times

The airline industry's financial crisis and the collapse of some pension plans are leading the nation's biggest pilot union and some aviation experts to question a federal rule requiring that airline pilots retire at the age of 60   ...full story

February 7, 2005

via The Miami Herald

More than a third of respondents, 34 percent, have heard sexually inappropriate remarks at work, according to a survey of workers   ...full story

February 4, 2005

via The New York Times

U.S. employers added just 146,000 new jobs in January and hiring in the previous three months was revised lower, the government said on Friday in an unexpectedly weak report on the job market, but a drop in job-seekers pushed the unemployment rate to its lowest level in three years   ...full story

February 4, 2005

via CNN Money

Even as the jobs picture slowly improves – the unemployment rate fell to 5.2 percent in January – career seekers should still focus in on its brightest parts. Many fields are likely to grow, even if employment markets stagnate   ...full story

February 4, 2005

via Los Angeles Times

Critics say Ameriquest, touted as an industry model, fabricated data, forged documents and hid fees. The company denies wrongdoing   ...full story

February 3, 2005

via Financial Times

Daniel Bernard will resign as chairman and chief executive of Carrefour in a big board shake-up at the world's second-biggest retailer expected to be announced on Thursday   ...full story

February 3, 2005

via The New York Times

 As the European Union kicked off its latest campaign to rejuvenate the Continent's creaking economy, Germany supplied fresh evidence of how deep-seated the problems are   ...full story

February 3, 2005

via The New York Times

 The federal agency that insures the pensions of 44 million workers took over the retirement plans of 51,000 current and former employees of US Airways yesterday   ...full story

February 3, 2005

via Los Angeles Times

The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a new hearing in the case, saying a federal judge that ruled the company had violated the law by failing to pay overtime acted too quickly and should reconsider the evidence   ...full story

February 2, 2005

via Financial Times

A year on from the shock reserves crisis that shattered confidence in Royal Dutch/Shell, less than half the Anglo-Dutch energy company's workforce believes it is well led, according to an internal study   ...full story

February 2, 2005

via Los Angeles Times

A California jury awarded $2.3 million against FedEx Corp. on Tuesday for failing to stop an employee from sexually harassing two female co-workers   ...full story

February 2, 2005

via Los Angeles Times

SBC Communications Inc. said Tuesday that it expected to eliminate about 13,000 jobs after its $16-billion acquisition of AT&T Corp. closes, but the telephone company stressed that many of those positions could be cut through attrition rather than layoffs   ...full story

February 1, 2005

via The New York Times

Mechanics at United Airlines, who last week rejected a cost-cutting contract, will take a temporary 10 percent pay reduction after a bankruptcy judge approved yesterday the company's request to impose concessions   ...full story

February 1, 2005

via New York Post

Pittsburgh-based Mellon has hired Citigroup to explore a possible sale of the business — which provides consulting, administration and outsourcing services — for as much as $1 billion   ...full story

February 1, 2005

via The New York Times

Google has begun giving out an award that could be worth millions of dollars to employees who work on outstanding projects, the company said yesterday   ...full story

 
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