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Court: Ex-Temp Creates Fake W-2s

January 24, 2012
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The former temporary worker, Valerie Yvonne Brown, faces charges of aiding or assisting the preparation of a false or fraudulent document and identity theft, according to the filing.
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Class of 2011 Salaries Rise 2.3%

January 12, 2012
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The average starting salary for those with bachelor’s degrees in the class of 2011 was $41,701, up 2.3 percent from the class of 2010, according to the winter 2012 Salary Survey report published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
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Comp and Circumstance: TD Executives Get Big Boost in Total Pay

January 6, 2012
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The investment company's total pay figures, disclosed in a proxy statement filed yesterday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, include both cash compensation and stock awards.
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Lady Gaga's Ex-Personal Assistant Sues Pop Star for Overtime Pay

January 5, 2012
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Jennifer L. O'Neill said her annual salary was $75,000, but she was not paid overtime for working more than 40 hours a week. She said she was on duty 24 hours a day.
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Out-of-State Workers Due Overtime for California Work: Appeals Court

December 14, 2011
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The case involving three employees of Redwood Shores, California-based Oracle, who lived in Colorado and Arizona but also worked in California and elsewhere. The employees, classified as instructors by Oracle, trained customers to use Oracle software.
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Employers, Experts Wary of Feds’ 401(k) Tax Proposals

November 21, 2011
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Two plans to cut the federal deficit could drastically change the tax treatment of 401(k) plans. The first, called the ‘20/20 cap,’ would limit annual 401(k) contributions to $20,000 or 20 percent of salary. The second would end tax deductions for 401(k) plans and replace them with a flat-rate refundable credit.
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Compensation in 2012 Will Be Looking Very Familiar

November 18, 2011
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Average base-salary increases will be in the 3 percent range in 2012, like in 2011, analysts say.
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Survey: HR Expecting Higher Bonuses Ahead

November 2, 2011
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Human resources executives are by far the most optimistic group of professionals regarding extra pay surveyed by Robert Half, which polled the bonus expectations of people in such occupations as accounting, technology, law and advertising.
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Groupon puts Employees—and Investors—on Notice as IPO Nears

October 28, 2011
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The Chicago-based website offering deep discounts on local businesses has been more aggressive in doing performance reviews, starting earlier this year. It raised quotas and began holding employees more accountable to those targets and forcing out those who couldn't hit them.
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