Job seekers attend a job fair at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan, March 6, 2013.
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Business latest: On-call hours hurting workers

 

PART-TIME WORKERS ON-CALL ABUSE: An increasing number of employers rely on part-time workers, especially at this time of year, and they expect them to be on call to fill-in whenever they’re needed. This puts a great deal of stress on the workers, who may also have other part-time jobs to make ends meet. Read more

YET ANOTHER MCFAIL:  Fast-food giant McDonald’s has committed yet another employee advice blunder, listing pricey suggestions for tipping au pairs, personal fitness trainers and pool cleaners from etiquette maven Emily Post on its worker resource website. Read more

 IRAN OIL EXPORTS: Iran’s oil tanker fleet enabled vessel tracking systems, signaling to customers that it’s ready to return to world markets barely 48 hours after Tehran agreed on an interim deal to restrict its nuclear program in return for sanctions reliefon November 24, Thomson Reuters data revealed. Read more

US STOCKS END LOWER; DOW, S&P 500 KNOCKED FOR A FIFTH SEASON: Read more

Business latest: On-call hours hurting workers