On October 7, the Assembly introduced A Concurrent Resolution (ACR147) proposing to amend New Jersey’s Constitution to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $8.50 per hour, beginning January 1, 2012. The resolution also would provide for annual increases in the minimum wage rate when needed to keep pace with increases in the consumer price index.
When Suzanne Benoit, Senior Professional in Human Resources SPHR, joined Wright-Ryan Construction, Inc. as its Director of Human Resources, she learned that her employer had been using an annual performance review process that wasn’t yielding the results it wanted. With encouragement from the president, the support of other company leaders,…..
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed a judgment against a worker who claimed that he was fired because of his hearing impairment in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The court found that the employee could not show that the reasons for his discharge—including intimidation of his coworkers by threats of violence and conducting personal business during work hours—were pretextual.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that it has received more than enough petitions during the initial filing period from April 1 to April 7 to fill the H-1B allocation for 2009. This included both the 20,000 “advanced degree” category and the “regular” 65,000 cap. USCIS conducted the random selection (“lottery”) process on