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Big Data Only as Good as Data In
Big data helps employers ascertain to what extent their job screening efforts contribute to successful hiring, leading to a "validity conversation," noted an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission attorney.

FMLA Transfer Provision Rarely Used
A temporary transfer under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is one option available for when an employee is on intermittent leave on a foreseeable schedule of medical treatment. But this isn't commonly used.

Wal-Mart, Starbucks Will Raise Pay
Companies are getting ahead of federal minimum wage requirements in some recently reported instances, as Wal-Mart and Starbucks both have announced plans to increase workers' pay.

Safety & Security
Cal/OSHA Releases Ebola Protection Guidelines
California's worker protection and public health agencies announced interim guidelines for preventing occupational exposure to Ebola.

Staffing Management
OPM Director Encourages Hiring of Long-Term Unemployed
When it comes to hiring, gaps in employment can be deal-breakers. Not anymore at the federal government.

PERM Takes Time, Effort
A preliminary step in the process of obtaining a green card for a worker--the permanent labor certification (PERM)--"requires extraordinary attention to painstaking detail, as there is no process for correcting errors," an immigration attorney says.


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