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Employer required to pay for weight loss

September 11, 2009

The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled an employer must pay for an employee's weight-loss surgery, The Associated Press reported. Adam Childers was working as a cook at Boston's Gourmet Pizza when he was hit by a freezer door, according to the court ruling. Childers was 25 years old and weighed 340...


IRS bills FedEx $14 million for contractors

September 11, 2009

FedEx Corp. may face $14 million in taxes and penalties plus interest over use of independent contractors at its FedEx Home Delivery service for 2002, FedEx reported in a filing today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Most of the proposed assessment relates to employment and with...


Two staffing firms make AARP best places list

September 11, 2009

Two staffing firms appear on the AARP's 2009 list of best employers for workers over 50. The staffing firms are Adecco Group North America, No. 20, and Express Employment Professionals, No. 48. The list includes 50 companies altogether.


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

September 11, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts: Staffing Industry Report, Sept. 2009, Vol. XX, No. 9 Full PDF *List of largest global staffing firms *List of largest U.S. healthcare staffing firms *Report on highest-paid executives at public staffing firms *Second-quarter earnings c...


Employer required to pay for weight loss

September 11, 2009

The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled an employer must pay for an employee's weight-loss surgery, The Associated Press reported. Adam Childers was working as a cook at Boston's Gourmet Pizza when he was hit by a freezer door, according to the court ruling. Childers was 25 years old and weighed 340...


IRS bills FedEx $14 million for contractors

September 11, 2009

FedEx Corp. may face $14 million in taxes and penalties plus interest over use of independent contractors at its FedEx Home Delivery service for 2002, FedEx reported in a filing today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Most of the proposed assessment relates to employment and with...


Jobless claims fall by 26,000

September 10, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 26,000, or 4.5%, to 550,000 in the week ended Sept. 5 from the previous week's revised number of 576,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The four-week moving average of claims fell 0.5%, or 2,750, to 570,000 from...


Staffing buyer survey is open

September 10, 2009

Buyers of contingent labor can weigh in with their thoughts and opinions in Staffing Industry Analysts 2009 staffing buyer survey. Those taking part in the survey will also be eligible for a drawing to win free registration for the 2009 Contingent Workforce Strategies Summit in Orlando FL (an $8...


Firms work on shareholder rights plans

September 10, 2009

Medical Staffing Network Holdings Inc. (OTCBB: MNSW.PK) announced a shareholder rights plan this week and Spherion Corp. (NYSE: SFN) announced changes to its existing shareholder rights plan. Medical Staffing Network's plan is aimed at preventing a takeover, though the company said it isn't in r...


Jobless claims fall by 26,000

September 10, 2009

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 26,000, or 4.5%, to 550,000 in the week ended Sept. 5 from the previous week's revised number of 576,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The four-week moving average of claims fell 0.5%, or 2,750, to 570,000 from...