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In honor of National Boss Day, survey shines light on stronger bond between managers and employees, but reveals disconnect between what employees want and what they get

October 12th, 2010

Economists have indicated that the Great Recession ended in June 2009 but experts agree that its effects will have a lasting impact on businesses and their workforces for years. One silver lining coming out of the recession, however, is that there seems to be a stronger bond between manager and employee. In fact, 78 percent [Read more...]

Cost-of-living adjustments unpopular among US employers, WorldatWork reports

October 11th, 2010

Only a small percentage (11 percent) of US employers award cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) to employees, according to a recent survey by WorldatWork. The more prevalent types of pay increases are promotional (94 percent), merit (92 percent), and market adjustments (76 percent).
COLAs are across-the-board wage and salary increases designed to bring pay in line with increases [Read more...]

23 arrested in New York in alleged international alien smuggling ring

October 11th, 2010

Twenty-six individuals have been charged with operating an international alien smuggling ring—23 of them were arrested on October 7 by US Immigration and Customs Enforcements’ (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
The defendants were allegedly involved in various aspects of the alien smuggling industry, including transportation of illegal aliens from China to the United States; [Read more...]

Expert provides top 5 quick tips for I-9 compliance

October 8th, 2010

By now, you know that the US government has been performing widespread investigations and audits of employers to crack down on employment of undocumented noncitizens. You should also be aware that you must maintain Form I-9, an employment authorization verification form issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), for all your workers.
Failure [Read more...]

Proposed law would provide resources to assist victims of wage theft

October 8th, 2010

Under a bill introduced last week to the House of Representatives, the Department of Labor would create a “competitive grant program” aimed at preventing wage theft. The Wage Theft Prevention and Community Partnership Act (H.R. 6268) would increase educational efforts made by labor law enforcement agencies and community groups to provide information about their rights [Read more...]