• OFCCP issues new VEVRAA regulations: New veterans rule for federal government contractors

    August 28, 2013 | HR News

    By Susan Schoenfeld, JD, Senior Legal Editor On August 27, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced a final rule that makes changes to the regulations implementing the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act, as amended (VEVRAA), at 41 CFR Part 60-300. VEVRAA prohibits employment discrimination against specified categories End excerpt

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  • 6 steps to prevent bullying at your workplace

    August 28, 2013 | HR News

    Bullying can occur in any type of workplace—including professional settings—and is believed to involve half the American workforce in some way. In fact, here are few statistics from a survey by the nonprofit Workplace Bullying Institute: 35% of workers have experienced bullying firsthand 15% have witnessed bullying 62% of bullies are men 58% of targets End excerpt

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  • Illinois secures first felony workers’ comp conviction

    August 28, 2013 | HR News

    Illinois recently secured its first felony conviction against an employer for failure to secure workers’ compensation insurance. According to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC), Ghosien European Auto Werks in Hometown failed to obtain workers’ compensation insurance for mechanics working at its repair shop. After several requests to come into compliance, the IWCC served a noncompliance notice End excerpt

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