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NYSA Staffing Industry Update
Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights
New York State Department of Labor    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Attention, all domestic workers and employers: A law took effect in November that affects your daily operations. Learn how to remain compliant with the Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights. More

The FCRA dance: Steps easy, mastery hard
HR Daily Advisor    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Fair Credit Reporting Act is a bit of a misnomer, says attorney Lester Rosen, because it's not limited to credit reports — and it covers other information employers want, including public records, employment, criminal records, sex offender registration, driving and more. How can you remain compliant? More

New York court provides new guidance on soliciting former clients
Cooley LLP    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
New York common law historically has prohibited a seller of the good will of a business from "improper solicitation" of its former clients, on the theory that such solicitation impairs the value of the good will sold — the so-called Mohawk doctrine. In a recent decision, the New York Court of Appeals provided guidance on responding to inquiries from a former client, making it clear that a seller may give active assistance to a new employer's efforts to pitch its business to former clients of the seller. More

John Revill: Temporary way out of economic crisis?
The Wall Street Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This may sound strange, but it seems companies want to boost their output without incurring the large costs of hiring permanent staff. Instead, they are busy signing the time sheets of temporary staff rather than the contracts of permanent workers as they set about rebuilding their staff numbers, which were cut during the downturn. More

Survey finds drop in manufacturing wages
Rochester Business Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The average hourly wage for local manufacturing jobs fell from one year ago but wages for unskilled hourly jobs rose, a survey from the Rochester Business Alliance found. More

Living wage: Killing jobs
New York Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Labor groups and their City Council hirelings were pushing hard to boost the minimum wage for some workers to $11.50 an hour. Sounds great, no? Certainly better than the state's $7.25 an hour floor, anyway. But then, why stop there? Why not $25 an hour? Or $1,000? More

Proposed law would exempt fairs from paying overtime
The Post-Standard    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Workers at fairs in New York could lose their overtime pay if a new state law is passed. The legislation would exempt fairs and their vendors from having to pay overtime when employees work more than 40 hours. More

10 ways to identify, understand pivotal roles
Talent Management    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Organizations must answer the following 10 questions to identify and understand how to best leverage pivotal roles as part of a talent management strategy. More

When it comes to project work, casting is everything
Fortune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
At its core, much of management simply comes down to making sure the right people are working on the right projects at the right time. Most companies default to a top-down system: People are put on projects according to availability, favoritism or, sometimes, pure luck. More

Harnessing human capital
Financial Planning    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The reality is many firms add staff or advisers to solve problems or capitalize on opportunities. However, without a sound human capital program in place, adding team members may solve one set of problems while creating entirely new ones. More
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