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Unemployment Steady In November

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The U.S. DOL released its November Employment Situation data.  The report shows unemployment holding steady at 4.7% for November 2007 and average hourly earnings rising 8 cents.  Last year, the jobless rate was 4.5%.  According to the DOL, employment rose in service industries in November, but fell in construction, manufacturing and financial services.  Leisure, hospitality and accommodations employment also edged up in November. ...

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Former HR Executive Convicted In Options Scandal

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According to the AP, Stephanie Jensen, the former Vice President of Human Resources for Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., was convicted by a federal court jury in San Francisco on December 5, 2007, for conspiracy and falsifying corporate records in connection with the altering of dates on stock-option grants. (more…) ...

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Stakes Rise In Worker Classification Dispute

Published by on December 4, 2007

The Alaska Employment Law Blog has a post today on a Wall Street Journal article about Blackwater's independent contractor squabble with the House Oversight Committee.  CNN also reports on Rep. Henry Waxman's demand for information from Blackwater and his allegation that the company had avoided millions of dollars in taxes by misclassifying workers.  The stakes continue to rise in the worker classification debate. (more…) ...

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