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October 18, 2012
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  • Filipino nurses win settlement in language lawsuit
    Delano Regional Medical Center in California has agreed to pay nearly $1 million to dozens of Filipino nurses and medical staff members to settle charges it created a hostile work environment, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced. The nurses filed a lawsuit after the medical center banned workers from speaking Filipino and Tagalog languages while in the workplace. Bloomberg Businessweek/The Associated Press (10/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Darden tests cutting hours to cope with health care changes
    Darden Restaurants has launched a test at a handful of locations in four markets to gauge the effects of limiting workers' hours in advance of health care reforms that will require companies to provide health insurance to anyone working at least 30 hours per week. "I think a lot of those employers, especially restaurants, are just going to ensure nobody gets scheduled more than 30 hours a week," Mercer human resources consultant Matthew Snook said. Orlando Sentinel (Fla.) (tiered subscription model) (10/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • How HR and finance can learn to get along
    Most HR directors say they should be in charge of their organization's talent-management strategy, but the majority of CEOs and finance chiefs disagree, saying that finance departments should be in control, according to a survey by the American Institute of CPAs. In reality, HR and finance need to work together. HR can be especially helpful in broadly defining an organization's talent philosophy, while finance can establish metrics that enforce the philosophy and ensure accountability, experts say. Human Resource Executive (10/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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