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Staffing Firm Owner Gets 6½ Years for Massive Payroll Scam

September 16, 2011
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Aimee King McElroy and her husband were convicted of conspiring to defraud the IRS and their workers’ compensation insurers; three counts of mail fraud; and 14 counts of procuring false payroll tax returns.
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Studies It’s the Fall of Our Employees’ Discontent

September 16, 2011
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Two reports released November 17 put hard numbers on the degree to which workers today are discontented in the wake of company decisions to cut staff, freeze salaries and take other steps during the recession of the past year.
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Groupon Sued Over Unpaid Overtime

September 9, 2011
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The suit says the Chicago-based daily-deal company didn't pay sales employees overtime, violating wage laws, or didn't pay them enough.
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Dear Workforce How Do We Reward Engineers Working Long Hours

September 7, 2011
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We want to compensate and recognize engineers who work long hours and shift work due to the commissioning and start-up of new plants. We don’t pay overtime at their level, so we want to devise a formal measure of recognition. What kind of recognition scheme is appropriate or is used most often in such cases? And how do we go about developing it?
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Dear Workforce How Do We Decide Whether to Outsource Payroll or Bring It In-House

September 7, 2011
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Our company has 300 employees, including 100 sales staff in 39 states. We outsource payroll processing to a firm that is not able to keep up with our growth. We are considering a larger payroll provider or bringing payroll in-house. What factors should be considered in this evaluation, and what have other companies our size found to be the most economical and efficient solution?
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Workforce Management January 29, 2007

September 7, 2011
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Preview the January 29, 2007 Table of Contents
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Short Smoking Breaks are "Hours Worked" Under FLSA

September 7, 2011
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What you should do to make sure you're complying.
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Allstate Agents Group OKs Link With AFL-CIO Union

August 18, 2011
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That status wouldn’t give the group collective bargaining rights with Northbrook, Illinois-based Allstate Corp., which classifies its 12,000 agents as independent contractors.
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Quicken Verdict Gives Employers Hope on Overtime

June 10, 2011
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In a case that began in 2004, the jury in the U.S. District Court in Detroit dashed the hopes of 359 former loan officers by finding that Quicken did not misclassify them as “administrative” employees exempt from overtime compensation.
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Living Wage Backers Storm City Hall in New York

May 13, 2011
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The bill, which would compel employers at projects that receive $100,000 or more in city subsidies to pay workers $10 an hour plus benefits or $11.50 without benefits, was expected to draw passionate testimony from supporters and opponents.
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