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Compensation & Benefits

Trump order OKs health insurance associations

10/17/2017
After Congress failed to pass legislation repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, President Trump decided to take matters into his own hands. On Oct. 12, he issued an executive order directing the Department of Labor to write new rules allowing employers to buy health insurance benefits for employees through multi-state, multi-employer associations.
Employment Law

Rutledge nominated to head DOL branch that regulates benefits

10/17/2017
President Trump has nominated Preston Rutledge to run the Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration, a position that carries the title of “assistant secretary of labor.”
Employee Relations

Turnover increasing in today’s hot economy

10/17/2017
The typical American worker stayed at their job just over five years last year, down slightly from a record high set in 2014, according to new research by the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute.
HR Management

Be alert for positive drug test results caused by meds used to treat disabilities

10/16/2017
Do you perform drug tests on employees suspected of being under the influence of intoxicants or illicit drugs? Be aware that some positive test results may be due to legal prescription drugs required for the treatment of disabilities.
Hiring

$95 million penalty for undocumented workers

10/05/2017
The Department of Justice has extracted the largest-ever penalty from a company accused of employing ineligible workers. Asplundh Tree Service has paid $95 million for turning a blind eye to the hiring of individuals that executives knew lacked proper documentation.
Terminations

Eden Prairie, Minn. firm settles wrongful termination suits

09/26/2017
Starkey Laboratories, an Eden Prairie, Minnesota maker of hearing aids, has settled two wrongful termination lawsuits that followed the sacking of several top executives two years ago.
Article Archives

Poll: Who’s looking out for the men at work?

Snapshot: More women than men consider gender bias in tech a problem

Staffing agency can’t step in to protect employee’s civil rights

Fixing harassment? Let complainer know

Penn grad student unionizing effort gets complicated

Make sure your good records are dated, too

Utz chips in $2.5 million to settle with drivers

Focus on disability employment this month

Weinstein harassment case could advance arbitration bill

Freedom of speech: Does it apply at work?

What generation gap? Most OK with young boss

DOL jobs vacant as nominations lag

Snapshot: 51% of employers oppose repealing, replacing the ACA

Trump administration initiatives to affect HR

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