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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...]

Cisco Systems, Westcon Group to pay $48 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations brought by whistleblowers

September 9th, 2010

Cisco Systems and its distributor, Westcon Group, have agreed to pay the US government $48 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations that they defrauded various federal agencies, attorneys for the relators announced. The agreement resolves a False Claims Act suit filed in 2005 by two whistleblowers who worked for “systems integrators” Accenture and PricewaterhouseCoopers. [Read more...]

DMV suspends use of federal employment authorization document as proof of legal presence

September 8th, 2010

Virginia’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will stop accepting the federal government-issued Employment Authorization Document (I-766) as proof of legal presence in the United States — a condition of obtaining a driver’s license or official identification card in the state, Governor Bob McDonnell announced. The governor said the precautionary action by the state is the [Read more...]