FINANCE

Wal-Mart discrimination case plaintiffs seek to block review

BY CSA STAFF

Washington, D.C. According to a Bloomberg report on Thursday, female plaintiffs in the sex discrimination case against Wal-Mart Stores have filed a briefing opposing the retailer’s request to the U.S. Supreme Court that it review a lower court’s class action decision.

The information came from a statement by law firm Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC.

In April, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in favor of class-action status for the case, which alleges gender discrimination over pay for female workers. In August, Wal-Mart Stores asked the Supreme Court to throw out the class-action lawsuit, which was first filed by six women in federal court in 2001.

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Starbucks launches in-store digital network

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Seattle — Starbucks on Wednesday launched an in-store digital network for customers with mobile devices, in a partnership with Yahoo.

The network will provide customers with six channels: News, Entertainment, Wellness, Business & Careers, My Neighborhood and Starbucks. It is powered by free WiFi and developed for screens big and small. Customers with WiFi enabled laptops, tablets or smartphones can visit the network while in line or while enjoying their favorite beverage in the cafe.

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Century 21 automates hiring process with Kronos solution

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Chelmsford, Mass. — Century 21 Department Stores has chosen Kronos’ selection and hiring solution to manage the end-to-end hiring process for its 3,500 employees. With the solution, the retailer anticipates a 50% reduction in the time it currently spends on hiring new employees for its retail stores and corporate office.

Century 21 Stores was looking for a way to reduce turnover and make smarter hires. The Kronos solution allows the organization to focus only on the best applicants for Century 21 by offering managers and recruiters for Century 21 stores guidance, structured interview guides, and assessment results aimed at making the best hiring decision.

The solution also will enable Century 21 to improve workforce productivity by automating the entire hiring process, from receiving electronic applications and resumes to complete onboarding with e-Signature.

"The primary reason we selected Kronos is that it provides an end-to-end solution for both our corporate and store employees and its behavioral assessments,” said Jenifer Thoma, director, human resources, Century 21 Stores.

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