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What Workers Really Fear on the Job

Some 40 percent of America’s workers say they fear their benefits will be reduced in the near future, according to Gallup’s annual Work and Education poll released today. That compares with 28 percent who are afraid their wages will be cut back and 28 percent who fear they will be laid off, a percentage that’s still high compared with pre-recession levels. (Click on chart to enlarge.) In addition, 26 percent fear their hours will be cut back.
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Boeing Promotes Record Profits while Shifting Costs onto Employees

As defense industry titan Boeing enjoys record sales and income it has made shifting costs to its engineers and technical workers a focal point of contract negotiations with the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEAA).
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IRS Giving Employers a Chance to Right their Misclassification Wrongs with Voluntary Classification Settlement Program

In the continuing, uphill battle against employee misclassification — or “classification fraud” — the IRS has announced a new program, the Voluntary Classification Settlement Program (VCSP), which would allow employers to reclassify independent contractors as employees for future tax periods. In exchange, the liability for past payroll obligations will be cut to 10 percent of the employment tax liability that may have been due on compensation paid to the workers for the most recent tax year.
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