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ACICS Terminated, Agency Allowed Predatory For-Profit Colleges To Thrive

ACICS Terminated, Agency Allowed Predatory For-Profit Colleges To Thrive

The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, or ACICS, has been under scrutiny for continuing to accredit colleges whose students had strikingly poor outcomes. By Annie Waldman ProPublica, Sep. 22, 2016 — The Education Department announced today (Sept. 22) that it is stripping the powers of one of the nation’s largest accreditors of for-profit schools. The […]

<a href=http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/news/21-states-business-coalition-attack-dol-final-overtime-rule-in-texas-lawsuits/ target=_blank >Final Overtime Rules Attacked By 21 States, Business Coalition Suing DOL</a>

By Joy Waltemath and Pamela Wolf, J.D. — Nevada, joined by 20 other states, has filed a lawsuit in Texas—undoubtedly perceived as friendly after the success of the recent litigation over immigration reform—challenging Department of Labor’s final overtime rules under the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and the Administrative Procedure Act. Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt led […]

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<a href=http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/news/hotel-staff-plausibly-alleged-franchisor-defendants-were-joint-employers-in-flsa-collective-action/ target=_blank >Franchisor Defendants Were ‘Joint Employers’ In FLSA Action</a>

By Joy Waltemath and Lorene D. Park, J.D. — Refusing to dismiss franchisor defendants from an FLSA collective action by 23 employees of a hotel franchisee, a federal district court in New York found that the plaintiffs plausibly alleged that the franchisor defendants asserted “functional control” over hotel employees such that they could be liable as joint employers. For […]

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<a href=http://www.workforce.com/2016/09/08/companies-crack-diversity-code-leadership-teams-still-lag/ target=_blank >As Companies Crack the Diversity Code, Leadership Teams Lag</a>

By Peter Gomez and Susan Medina Like several Silicon Valley counterparts, tech giant Intel last year went public with its lack of employee diversity. The company is openly sharing its efforts to correct the problem. In an interview with NPR, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich discussed his company’s diversity initiatives and concluded that the “pipeline problem,” or the idea […]

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<a href=http://www2.staffingindustry.com/row/Editorial/Daily-News/World-Money-is-only-one-motivating-factor-39243 target=_blank >Compensation: Money Talks But Is Only One Motivating Factor</a>

By David Papapostolou — Whilst money is a key factor for anyone seeking employment, it’s not always the ultimate motivating factor. According to the 2016 Hays Asia Salary Guide, the number one reason jobseekers stated they were looking for a new employer was for a better salary and benefits package. However, when those staying with their current […]

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<a href=http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/news/14-states-boost-minimum-wage-in-january-federal-contract-employees-get-hike-too/ target=_blank >14 states boost minimum wage in January; federal contract employees get raise</a>

By David Stephanides – As 2016 begins, the Department of Labor continued its push for a  increase by underscoring the progress that has been made while federal lawmakers are still sitting on their hands. Noting that in the absence of a national raise, states and localities have taken action, the DOL’s chief economist, Heidi Shierholz, pointed out […]

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7 Simple Ways To Prevent Seasonal Flu In The Workplace

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7 Simple Ways To Prevent Seasonal Flu In The Workplace

Don’t let the hustle and bustle of the holiday season drag you down – or worse – give you the flu.This week, in observance of National Influenza Vaccination Week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration reminds all employers and workers of the importance of maintaining a healthy, influenza-free workplace this season and throughout the New […]

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Expatriate Workers – The 50 Most Expensive Cities Worldwide

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Expatriate Workers – The 50 Most Expensive Cities Worldwide

Caracas, Venezuela, is simultaneously the world’s most expensive and the cheapest city for expatriate workers – depending on the exchange rate you use, according to the latest Cost of Living survey by ECA International. ECA International is a leading provider of knowledge, information and technology for the management and assignment of employees around the world. […]

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50 Most Expensive Cities Worldwide For International Workers

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50 Most Expensive Cities Worldwide For International Workers

COST OF LIVING: Top 50 most expensive cities worldwide for workers assigned to international jobs. MOST EXPENSIVE CITIES GLOBAL AND REGIONAL RANKINGS Country Location  Rank 2014 Rank 2013 Venezuela Caracas 1 1 Angola Luanda 2 2 Norway Oslo 3 3 Norway Stavanger 4 5 Switzerland Zurich 5 6 Switzerland Geneva 6 7 Switzerland Bern 7 […]

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Tax-Dodging Companies Pay CEOs Lavish Sums

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Tax-Dodging Companies Pay CEOs Lavish Sums

By Scott Klinger and Sarah Anderson — Republican and Democratic leaders don’t often see eye to eye on taxes. But surprisingly, corporate tax reform looks like one area where there might actually be some potential for bipartisan action in Washington. This should be good news, since our corporate tax system is clearly hopelessly broken. Here’s a stark […]

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