The Most Common Lies On Resumes

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By Dan Fastenberg, VIA Aol Jobs

  • It’s the ultimate temptation of the job search — lying on your resume. The tendency to embellish information on a resume is so widespread, nearly half (46 percent) of job applicants commit some form of resume fraud, according to ADP, the human capital management and research firm. Indeed, the topic is such a popular one that, as Business Insider points out, entering the phrase “lying on” into Google will lead to “lying on your resume” as the top hit.

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FUTA Tentative Credit Reduction States for Tax Year 2012

By Denise Gracia, ADP

  • Employers are required to file the Form 940 (Employer’s Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return) on January 31st of each year. The revenue from the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) is used, in part, to provide loans to states with insolvent unemployment trust funds.

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Report: EEOC recovered record amount in 2012 for discrimination victims

By J.J. Keller & Associates
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) finished fiscal year 2012 with record high monetary recoveries for victims of discrimination, as well as a significant decrease in its inventory of pending cases, the agency announced in its Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) released November 16.
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Survey: Health care inflation hits 15-year low

By: Editorial Staff, Employee Benefits News

Expansion of consumer-directed health plans and investment in health management programs produced the lowest average annual employer cost increase since 1997, according to the National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans, conducted annually by Mercer.
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Free Birth Control Under Health Law Starts Today

By Maggie Fox, NBC News

Starting Wednesday, millions of American women will no longer pay for birth control pills, Pap smears or mammograms — not even a co-pay. Women also have the right to free breast-feeding support, supplies for pregnancy-related diabetes, also known as gestational diabetes, and even screening for domestic violence.
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US Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act

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pHere is a detailed analysis of today’s Supreme Court ruling, courtesy of our retained counsel, Ernst & Young:

The US Supreme Court today (June 28, 2012) upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA), ruling that the law’s individual mandate is a constitutional exercise of Congress’s power to impose taxes. With the Court’s decision, compliance efforts likely will move ahead at full speed with major provisions of the ACA becoming effective in 2013 and 2014.
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Four Ways to Empower Workers and Boost Business

By Rod Hewlett, D.A., CFM, CTP

Question: What is HR’s role in employee empowerment?

Answer: Empowering workers—making them feel invested in their work and eager to meet customer needs—remains one of the most difficult things HR professionals and other business leaders do. A simple joke illustrates this point: Have you heard the one about the new employee who asked his colleague, “How long have you been working here?”
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NLRB Takes Sledgehammer to Social Media Policies

By Allen Smith

In a May 30, 2012, report whose guidance is likely to be challenged in the courts, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) cautioned that it believes that numerous common clauses in social media policies violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). 
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Ohioans Face New Unemployment Benefit Rules

The Associated Press

DAYTON — Hundreds of thousands of Ohioans receiving unemployment benefits must meet new eligibility requirements while facing the potential loss of their federal unemployment benefits by the end of the year.
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11 Overtime Myths Revealed

July 22, 2012
 Via HR411

Among other things, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to pay non-exempt employees (commonly referred to as “hourly” employees) an overtime premium if they work more than 40 hours in a workweek. The overtime premium must be at least 1.5 times the employee’s regular rate of pay.
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