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EEOC letter confirms that proper use of IRS Form 8850 in applying for Work Opportunity Tax Credit will not violate EEO laws

September 13th, 2010

In a recently released informal discussion letter, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has confirmed that proper use of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 8850, which is used in applying for the Federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), would not violate the federal equal employment opportunity laws, most prominently, Title I of the Americans [Read more...]

Associate salaries remain flat between 2009 and 2010, but stay far ahead of public interest lawyers, NALP reports

September 13th, 2010

Associate salaries at law firms were largely flat between 2009 and 2010, although median salaries in some markets fell back, according to recent findings by the National Association of Law Placement (NALP). During this same period, salaries for lawyers working in the public interest have also been largely flat, and the gap between private sector [Read more...]

Vault names Mercer, Towers Watson, and Hewitt Associates top three human resources consulting firms

September 10th, 2010

Vault.com, the source for employer ratings, rankings and insight for the consulting industry unveiled its Consulting Practice Area Rankings for 2011 on September 8, examining how over 4,500 consultants ranked firms in such areas as Human Resources Consulting.
The 2011 Top 10 For Human Resources Consulting are:

Mercer LLC (New York, NY);
Towers Watson (New York; NY);
Hewitt Associates [Read more...]

Six indicted in human trafficking conspiracy for exploiting 400 Thai farm workers

September 10th, 2010

A federal grand jury in Honolulu has indicted Mordechai Orian, an Israeli national; Pranee Tubchumpol, Shane Germann, and Sam Wongsesanit of Global Horizons Manpower Inc, located in Los Angeles; and Thai labor recruiters Ratawan Chunharutai and Podjanee Sinchai for engaging in a conspiracy to commit forced labor and document servitude, the Justice Department has announced. [Read more...]

Study reveals more employees consider changing jobs as economic optimism grows

September 9th, 2010

GfK Custom Research North America, a global custom research company, revealed the findings of its national survey indicating that more than one in five currently employed Americans are willing to change jobs if given the opportunity, which could negatively impact employee retention. However, 53 percent would prefer to stay with their current company even if [Read more...]