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- Wed | 27 Dec 2006
By Rita Zeidner
States are showing interest in laws that would require employers to participate in a controversial federal government system designed to verify the work eligibility of employees.
Legislators in Colorado and Georgia have passed laws requiring government contractors to participate, or attempt to participate, in the federal government's online employment verification system. The program, known as the Basic Pilot, is voluntary in most jurisdictions. It checks information in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration databases in an effort to ensure that new hires are eligible to work in the United States.
- Tue | 12 Dec 2006
Ballot initiatives raise the minimum wage in six states--Arizona, Colorado, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, and Ohio.
In Arizona, 66 percent of voters approved Proposition 202, raising the minimum wage to $6.75 beginning January 1, 2007, requiring the minimum wage be adjusted for inflation annually.
- Mon | 13 Nov 2006
Fifty-seven percent of hiring managers say they have caught a lie on a candidate's application, according to an online survey by CareerBuilder.com.
- Mon | 11 Dec 2006
By Stephen Miller, December 2006
In the early hours of Dec. 9, Congress gave final approval to H.R. 6111, the Tax Relief and Health Care Act, which includes provisions that are likely to make health savings accounts (HSAs) more appealing to employees and employers. The bill’s highlight: an increase in the amount that may be contributed to HSAs to pay for medical expenses and to save for future health care needs.
- Wed | 01 Nov 2006
By Joanne Deschenaux
This coming Election Day, voters in 18 states will decide 76 citizen-sponsored initiatives, which is the second-highest total number of initiatives on the ballot in the last 100 years, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).