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October 29, 2004

via Web CPA

The CBO said that overall, the bill would have little effect on the deficit as it is projected to slash revenue by nearly $7 billion between years 2005 and 2014 and decrease spending by roughly the same amount  ...full story

October 29, 2004

via The New York Times

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose by 20,000 last week, the Labor Department said yesterday  ...full story

October 29, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

DaimlerChrysler said Thursday that it had been notified that it was under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission for alleged violations of a federal anti-bribery statute after a fired employee complained to labor officials  ...full story

October 29, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

The number of U.S. workers filing first-time claims for unemployment insurance rose more than expected to 350,000 last week  ...full story

October 29, 2004

via The New York Times

General Motors said Thursday that it would temporarily lay off more than 10,000 workers for one to four weeks early next year at five plants that mostly produce sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks  ...full story

October 29, 2004

via Computerworld

Microsoft Australia has won the Employer of Choice Award (greater than 500 employees category) at the Australian Human Resources (HR) Awards for 2004  ...full story

October 28, 2004

via Journal Gazette

Fort Wayne-based HR America has invested $240,000 in a Web-based software upgrade that will improve and expand payroll processing features for current customers and help the company attract new customers  ...full story

October 28, 2004

via Government Technology

New software is helping the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) automate and streamline its human resource (HR) processes, including payroll and benefits enrollment  ...full story

October 28, 2004

via The Business

Human resources managers across East Anglia are being warned that an outbreak of new sex discrimination claims could be just around the corner if firms automatically think twice before employing women of 'childbearing age'  ...full story

October 27, 2004

via Out-Law.com

While 83 percent of employers have a clear anti-bullying policy in place, when bullying does happen, the focus is almost exclusively on supporting the victim, with little support, advice and guidance being offered to those accused of bullying  ...full story

October 27, 2004

via HR.BLR.com

Consumer confidence, which had declined in September, fell in October as well, according to a survey by the Conference Board  ...full story

October 27, 2004

via Business Europe

HR experts at the CIPD are urging ministers to find more money for new fathers who want to take paternity leave  ...full story

October 27, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

Facing a deadline and ultimatum from San Francisco's mayor, operators of 14 hotels refused Tuesday to end their four-week lockout of unionized employees  ...full story

October 25, 2004

via Personnel Today

HR staff at the BBC face an uncertain future after it emerged that the corporation is planning to cut up to a quarter of its 28,000 workforce in the biggest single reorganisation in its history  ...full story

October 25, 2004

via CRM Buyer

The outrage over outsourcing has grown during the last 12 months, fueled by election-year politics and business realities. Some of the country's largest employers, ranging from Detroit automaker General Motors to software manufacturer Oracle, moved white- and blue-collar work to lower-cost foreign markets such as China and India  ...full story

October 21, 2004

via CNN Money

Initial claims for unemployment insurance fall to 329,000, below estimates of 345,000  ...full story

October 20, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

Increases contrast with shrinking worker salaries, a Conference Board report shows  ...full story

October 20, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

The grocery company's third-quarter earnings fall 21% as it tries to woo back shoppers it lost during labor dispute  ...full story

October 19, 2004

via The New York Times

Just days after it announced deep job cuts in Europe, the General Motors Corporation is battling a wildcat strike at one of its biggest German auto plants, and a threat of wider disruptions  ...full story

October 19, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

Data show a net 4,900 positions were created in September, the third straight slow month  ...full story

October 19, 2004

via Business Europe

Construction businesses would say it's been going on for decades, but new research shows informal dress has infiltrated the workplace in recent times  ...full story

October 19, 2004

via Security Pipeline

Your employees are probably more of a security liability than asset. And it's your hindquarters on the line. Analyst Rob Enderle provides tips and web resources on how to maximize your most valuable security defense: the two-legged kind  ...full story

October 18, 2004

via Canadian HR Reporter

ACE IT program designed to get high school students interested in the trades  ...full story

October 18, 2004

via CNN Money

Lack of vaccine could limit shots for employees; cost to employers could be up nearly 50%  ...full story

October 18, 2004

via Computerworld

SAP is rolling out a new version of its SAP Business One software with several functions designed for small and medium-size manufacturers  ...full story

October 18, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

Fears of massive layoffs and failures after the national registry took effect last year haven't been born out  ...full story

October 18, 2004

via National Post

'Command and control' approach no longer works  ...full story

October 15, 2004

via Telegraph

Money broker Cantor Fitzgerald yesterday won a £116,667 reduction in the £912,000 damages award to former employee Stephen Horkulak who claimed he was subjected to a "culture of bullying and abuse"  ...full story

October 15, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

Employers prepare for an uncertain flu season as they are unable to vaccinate workers  ...full story

October 15, 2004

via The New York Times

Europe has been a cold place for American carmakers these last few years. On Thursday, the General Motors Corporation made clear just how cold, announcing it would eliminate up to 12,000 jobs, mostly in Germany, as it tries to breathe life into its business  ...full story

October 15, 2004

via HR.BLR.com

Implementing an HR self-service application for managers has resulted in big savings for Michaels Stores Inc., the world's largest arts and crafts retailer  ...full story

October 15, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

PeopleSoft Inc. would welcome an investor to take a stake in the company and block Oracle Corp.'s $7.7-billion hostile bid, a director testified Thursday  ...full story

October 15, 2004

via The New York Times

Northwest Airlinesand its pilots union reached tentative agreement yesterday on a deal that would save the airline $300 million in labor costs  ...full story

October 15, 2004

via The Washington Post

Sprint Corp., the telecommunications giant, on Friday said it will cut 700 jobs in its business solutions division and record a charge against earnings in its third quarter to reflect a decline in value of its long-distance assets  ...full story

October 14, 2004

via HR.BLR.com

Employee stress levels have increased during the second half of 2004  ...full story

October 14, 2004

via The New York Times

Hundreds of people here in western New York, all closing in on retirement, have learned a bitter lesson about pensions and the law that guarantees them  ...full story

October 14, 2004

via Online Recruitment

The jobs market is at a standstill, according to Dr John Philpott, Chief Economist at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, commenting on the latest UK labour market statistics published today by The Office for National Statistics  ...full story

October 14, 2004

via The Washington Post

Vaccine shortage to cost firms, workers with no sick leave  ...full story

October 14, 2004

via The Miami Herald

Northwest Airlines Corp. said Thursday that it has reached a tentative agreement with its pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association International  ...full story

October 14, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

Workers at four prominent San Francisco hotels ended a two-week strike Wednesday, but the hotels said they would continue to lock out the employees until a contract settlement is reached  ...full story

October 13, 2004

via The New York Times

In an effort to defend the European Union's fledgling single market, the European Commission is expected to take Germany to the European Court of Justice on Wednesday for failing to scrap a national law intended to protect the country's most cherished industrial asset, Volkswagen, from any hostile takeover  ...full story

October 13, 2004

via The New York Times

In the 11 years since the North American Free Trade Agreement, known as Nafta, was ratified, more than 17,000 garment manufacturing jobs have gone away, according to the Texas Workforce Commission, some to Mexico, some to China, and some to China by way of Mexico  ...full story

October 13, 2004

via The Washington Post

US Airways Group Inc. is encountering an increased number of employees calling in sick, and some workers are staging slowdowns as the airline reorganizes its employee benefits and sick leave in bankruptcy court  ...full story

October 13, 2004

via Telegraph

Negotiators for Volkswagen and the powerful IG Metall union headed into a third round of crucial talks yesterday after brief work stoppages by workers underlined their resistance to the company's demand for a wage freeze  ...full story

October 12, 2004

via Online Recruitment

Whether you are a member of the Baby-Boomer, Gen X, or Gen Y generation, chances are that your year of birth has a direct impact on your work habits  ...full story

October 12, 2004

via Business Europe

David Goodridge, a partner at accountancy firm Kingston Smith, gives his view on the best ways to make employees feel loved  ...full story

October 12, 2004

via The New York Times

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., a producer of iron ore pellets, said yesterday that it had reached a contract settlement with workers in Canada, ending a three-month strike  ...full story

October 12, 2004

via The Washington Post

The Supreme Court declined to step into a dispute Tuesday over whether a restaurant chain must pay its employees for unused vacation time if they quit or are fired within a year  ...full story

October 12, 2004

via AZCentral

Managers invariably need a diverse mix of perspectives as well as skills. In fact, they're likely to fail if they simply hire employees who resemble them and the others on their team too closely  ...full story

October 12, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

An industry-sponsored study being released today expects employment growth over the next decade in the drug-making sector, already among the highest salaried and most productive in the nation  ...full story

October 6, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

Suit against chemical makers, food companies says pesticide caused reproductive disorders  ...full story

October 6, 2004

via HR.BLR.com

Honeywell International has agreed to pay $2.15 million to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging violations of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) at a company it acquired during a 1999 merger  ...full story

October 6, 2004

via The New York Times

US Airways' pilots will get to vote on the company's demand for $300 million in wage and benefit concessions, including an 18.25 percent pay cut and a reduction in pension contributions  ...full story

October 6, 2004

via The Washington Post

Union and hotel officials met yesterday for the first full day of negotiations in two weeks. But they said they did not come closer to a deal on a contract for 3,800 hotel workers at 14 hotels in the District who have been working without one since Sept. 15  ...full story

October 6, 2004

via The Washington Post

Union and hotel officials met yesterday for the first full day of negotiations in two weeks. But they said they did not come closer to a deal on a contract for 3,800 hotel workers at 14 hotels in the District who have been working without one since Sept. 15  ...full story

October 6, 2004

via The Globe and Mail

Wal-Mart Canada Corp. has declared victory in its defence against unionization at a store in Terrace on the north coast of British Columbia  ...full story

October 5, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

Immigration officials have a message for employers hoping to hire foreign workers through the H1-B visa program for the fiscal year that began Friday: It's too late  ...full story

October 5, 2004

via Online Recruitment

HR, personnel and reward managers who aspire to develop their career to the highest level will soon be able to benefit from a new advanced level qualification to update their skills, learn about the latest developments in the field of reward and make a real impact on the performance of their organisation  ...full story

October 5, 2004

via The Globe and Mail

If there's one spot in the United States where the economy should hurt George W. Bush's election prospects, it's Canton, Ohio  ...full story

October 5, 2004

via Business Europe

Despite 1998's late payment legislation, many small businesses in the UK are still suffering at the hands of tardy payers. Michael Chambers, managing director of BACS Payment Schemes, takes a look at the issue  ...full story

October 5, 2004

via The New York Times

Thirty years ago, Congress approved legislation to ensure that when a company promised a pension, it made good. Since 1974, companies have had to fund pensions according to federal rules, and the government has insured the benefits. But tens of thousands of companies, many of them small businesses, have exempted themselves from those requirements by terminating their pension funds and offering other types of retirement benefits that are not so heavily regulated

  ...full story

October 5, 2004

via Business Europe

Small organisations provide the best working environment for their staff members, according to a new poll  ...full story

October 5, 2004

via The New York Times

US Airways said yesterday that it was cutting 10 percent of its top salaried and management jobs, and reducing the pay and benefits of white-collar workers, in an effort to save $45 million a year  ...full story

October 4, 2004

via PublicTechnology.net

Employment rights for disabled people dramatically improved from 1 October 2004 when the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) is extended to cover all employers, except the armed forces  ...full story

October 4, 2004

via CNet News

Intel has become the first Silicon Valley company to form a mediation partnership with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, an arrangement designed to speed the resolution of discrimination disputes  ...full story

October 4, 2004

via The New York Times

Leaders of the US Airways pilots' union will meet tomorrow in Pittsburgh to resume debate over a tentative agreement that would grant $300 million in wage and benefit cuts to the airline  ...full story

October 4, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

U.S. employers probably added 150,000 jobs in September and the unemployment rate held at 5.4%, the lowest in almost three years, according to a survey of economists  ...full story

 
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