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State & Local Government Compensation at $41.56/hour; Private Industry at $28.95
Thursday, December 13, 2012

Total employer compensation costs for private industry workers averaged $28.95 per hour worked in September 2012, compared to an average of $41.56 per hour worked for state and local government employees, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.

DOL Posts Enforcement Data; Invites Public Participation
Thursday, December 13, 2012

Enforcement data regarding workplace safety, wages, overtime, employment discrimination, and more collected by agencies in the U.S. Dept. of Labor is being posted on the DOL's Enforcement Data 2.5 web page.

National Survey Shows 91 Percent of Companies will Host Holiday Party
Thursday, December 13, 2012

More companies will revisit their tradition of holding holiday parties this year, according to the 24th annual survey of corporate America's holiday party plans conducted by Battalia Winston, a global executive search firm; 91 percent of the companies polled will have parties this year, up from 74 percent in 2011, 79 percent in 2010, 81 percent in 2009, 81 percent in 2008 and 85 percent in 2007, the firm says.

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Payment of Wages and Wage and Hour Laws Frequently Asked Questions

Employers often have questions about state and federal laws pertaining to the payment of wages and wage and hour laws. HEC has updated its frequently asked questions to include updates to the law and answers to additional questions.

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