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Health reform’s rate review begins, final rule is amended

September 6th, 2011

The Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) has amended a final rule regarding the rate review program required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
On September 1, 2011, state-federal review of health insurance rate increases began under the final rule, and health insurers seeking to increase their rates by 10 percent [Read more...]

Survey of working adults shows U.S. employees willing to take pay cut for workplace flexibility

September 6th, 2011

Flexible work options are significantly important to working professionals today as a deciding factor when taking a job, according to an online survey conducted among 1,071 working adults by Mom Corps, a national flexible staffing firm. In addition,

More than two in five working adults (42 percent) are willing to give up some percentage of their [Read more...]

Owners of Applebee’s in Bismark, ND to pay $1 million to settle EEOC allegations that general manager sexually harassed women for six years

September 2nd, 2011

Food Management Investors, Inc. (FMI) and Apple Core Enterprises, Inc. (ACE), Minot, North Dakota-based companies, will pay $1 million to resolve a lawsuit by the EEOC alleging that the companies violated Title VII by permitting a former store general manager at their Bismarck, North Dakota Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar to create a pattern and [Read more...]

Poll finds most Americans critical of unions while crediting them for improving wages and working conditions

September 2nd, 2011

Labor unions are something that divide people. On one hand, a majority of Americans give labor unions credit for improving wages and working conditions for workers (65 percent). However, at the same time, most Americans also are very critical of labor unions which are seen as being to be too involved in politics (72 percent) [Read more...]

EEOC suit alleges that Crime Scene Cleaners refused to hire woman because of her gender

September 1st, 2011

Oakland-based Crime Scene Cleaners, a trauma scene cleaning company specializing in homicide, suicide and accidental death scene cleanup operations, violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by refusing to hire a qualified female applicant because of her gender, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleges in a lawsuit filed on August [Read more...]