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More employers seeing unusual tactics from job seekers in 2010, new survey finds

June 11th, 2010

Even as the job market improves, with unemployment still hovering around 10 percent, job seekers have turned to unconventional methods to stand out from the competition. According to a new survey from CareerBuilder, nearly one-quarter of hiring managers (22 percent) report that they are seeing more job seekers try unusual tactics to capture their attention [Read more...]

California Labor Commissioner orders contractor to pay $1.3 million for wage violations

June 11th, 2010

Russell/Thompson, Inc, a framing contractor, must pay $1.3 million in wages and $200,000 in fines for failure to pay 74 employees wages for their work at Tercero Housing Project at the University of California, Davis, announced California State Labor Commissioner Angela Bradstreet. Bradstreet issued a civil wage and penalty assessment in an effort to collect [Read more...]

IRS releases deduction limits for HSAs

June 10th, 2010

The Treasury and IRS have released the 2011 inflation-adjusted amounts for health savings accounts under Code Sec. 223(g). After the application of cost-of-living adjustment rules under Code Sec. 223(g), there is no change in the amounts from 2010. Therefore, for calendar year 2011, the annual limitation on deductions under Code Sec. 223(b)(2) for an individual [Read more...]

Former DuPont chemist pleads guilty to theft of trade secrets; offense carries a maximum prison sentence of ten years, a fine of up to $250,000 and restitution

June 10th, 2010

A former research chemist for E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company faces up to ten years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and restitution after pleading guilty to one count of theft of trade secrets from the science-based products and services company while researching organic light-emitting diodes (OLED), announced the US Attorney [Read more...]

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey reveals continued momentum in U.S. hiring outlook

June 9th, 2010

U.S. employers anticipate favorable hiring plans for Quarter 3 2010, marking three straight quarters of positive survey findings, according to the seasonally adjusted results of the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, conducted quarterly by Manpower Inc. Employers provided a seasonally adjusted Outlook of +6 percent, up from -2 percent during the same period last year. [Read more...]