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Working dads feeling the pressure brought on by tough economic conditions, annual Father’s Day survey finds

June 18th, 2010

The struggling economy is causing many working dads to experience heavier workloads, added stress and less time spent with their families. One-in-ten working dads said their spouse or significant other has become unemployed in the last 12 months, with half indicating that it is causing stress at home. Forty-two percent of working dads said they [Read more...]

Report highlights issues facing farm labor, and the need for more DOL enforcement measures

June 18th, 2010

A recent report by Farmworker Justice and Oxfam America, “Weeding out abuses: Recommendations for a law-abiding farm labor system,” highlights the unsafe and unsanitary working conditions and wage issues facing today’s farm labor workers. The report found that “farmworkers receive low wages, rarely receive benefits, in many states are denied workers’ compensation when injured on [Read more...]

Employers reshaping talent management programs as economy shifts toward growth, survey shows

June 17th, 2010

Anticipating greater emphasis on talent management and competition for key talent, employers are planning to reshape their talent programs as the economy shifts out of the recessionary period, according to the new Future of Talent Management survey from Mercer. The survey, conducted in May, includes responses from HR and talent management leaders at more than [Read more...]

Health care providers in Cincinnati area to pay $2.6 million to resolve FCA allegations; whistleblowing doctor will receive $468,000

June 17th, 2010

The Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, two of its member hospitals (The Fort Hamilton Hospital and The University Hospital), and University Internal Medicine Associates Inc will pay the federal government $2.6 million to settle claims alleging that they violated the Anti-Kickback Statute and the False Claims Act by engaging in a kickback-for-referral scheme, the Department [Read more...]

Expert provides guidance for employers’ hurricane and disaster preparation

June 16th, 2010

Epstein Becker & Green labor and employment attorney Michael Casey warns that businesses should be preparing for the unique HR challenges that pose as a result of hurricanes. While it is impossible to be fully prepared for any natural disaster, it is important for employers to be aware of employment laws that may be implicated [Read more...]