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One circuit court guts ACA, another revives it

On July 22, a three-judge panel of the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals dealt a potentially lethal blow to the Affordable Care Act, ruling that health insurance premium subsidies on which the ACA’s individual mandate depends are illegal in states that don’t run their own insurance exchanges. Two hours later, a panel of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals reached exactly the opposite conclusion.

Thanks but no thanks: How to safely reject job candidates

How you handle the rejections can mean the difference between an applicant with a positive impression of your organization and one whose feelings are hurt—and who might decide to sue you.
Compensation & Benefits

Use tuition benefits to build home-grown skills

Starbucks got a lot of attention this summer when it announced it would help its baristas—even part-timers—pay for online college classes offered by Arizona State University. That’s news for three reasons.
Employee Relations

How to motivate your employees simply by listening to them

Ken Rees takes every opportunity to ask front-line employees to share their ideas and experiences interacting with customers. “That’s where the answers are,” he says. Rees, CEO of Think Finance, energizes his staff with motivational programs that resonate with employees
HR Management

Survey: Most people come to HR careers by chance

More than half of HR professionals say their reasons for entering the profession were influenced by chance and external forces rather than an active desire to work in HR, according to a new XpertHR survey.

When terminating for insubordination, thwart lawsuit by lining up witnesses

Always document (in great detail) the incident that prompted a firing. Also, gather as many eye­­witness accounts as possible. More witnesses equal a better foundation for your case.
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