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Move to Flexible Workforce Is Permanent, Consultants Say

January 18, 2012
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The online M Squared poll of independent consultants was conducted in December 2011 and included responses from 530 professional independent consultants.
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Aon Moving Its Headquarters to London

January 13, 2012
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Aon President and CEO Greg Case said the move, which must be approved by shareholders, is another step in the firm's strategic plan to grow Aon as a global platform. In particular, London will help Aon grow its business in emerging markets, he said.
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IRS Issues Guidance on Reporting Health Cover Costs on Employees' W-2s

January 4, 2012
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The latest information makes clear that employers can—but are not required to—report contributions to health reimbursement arrangements in calculating health care costs.
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Survey Reveals Slight Climb in Full-Time Hiring

December 28, 2011
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An annual CareerBuilder forecast also shows 59 percent anticipate no change in their staff levels and 11 percent are unsure whether there will be change.
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Majority of Workers to Be Independent By 2020

December 20, 2011
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Independent workers include those on fixed-term contracts, independent consultants, those working through temporary agencies, workers on an on-call arrangement and those who own a business with less than five employees.
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EEOC Creates Small Business Task Force to Provide Legal, HR Counsel

December 16, 2011
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The task force will focus on newly established small businesses and those that cannot afford in-house legal counsel or human resources personnel.
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HHS: Health Care Reform Law Adds Coverage for 2.5M Young Adults

December 14, 2011
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An earlier National Center for Health Statistics study found that about 1 million young adults gained coverage in the first quarter this year.
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Feds Consider Taking Ex-Offenders Out of the Box

December 7, 2011
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The EEOC may ban the question of criminal records on job applications while some states and municipalities already have ‘ban-the-box' legislation in place. One company executive insists the initiative isn't a bleeding-heart issue but a sound business decision.
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When Johnny or Janey Comes Marching Home

November 28, 2011
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Veterans find it's a tough terrain in getting from the battlefield to their chosen field.
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New Law Sinks Teeth into Misclassification of Workers

November 21, 2011
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Recently signed California legislation comes just weeks after the Labor Department announced a memorandum of understanding with the IRS that, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said, would bring the agencies together ‘to end the practice of misclassifying employees.'
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