Tagged: u.s. department of labor

Affordable Care Act Amplifies Risk of Misclassifying Employees

by Jan Cottingham 9/2/2013 12:00 am

Health care reform is increasing the importance of the correct classification of employees, employment lawyers and others say. That’s because the “employer mandate” of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act requires businesses with 50 or more full-time employees (or their equivalent) to offer those workers health insurance.

Fewer Seek US Jobless Aid as Storm Distorts Data

by Associated Press 11/21/2012 7:44 am

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply to a seasonally adjusted 410,000 last week, though the figure was elevated for the second straight week by Superstorm Sandy.

Weekly US Jobless Claims Fall to 355,000 Last Week

by Associated Press 11/8/2012 8:26 am

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell last week by 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 355,000, a possible sign of a healing job market. But officials cautioned that the figures were distorted by Superstorm Sandy.

US Employers Post Fewest Jobs in 5 Months

by Associated Press 11/6/2012 1:09 pm

U.S. employers posted fewer job openings in September after advertising more in August than first estimated. The report suggests hiring will likely remain modest in the coming months.