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Colonial Life lists seven common mistakes employees make during annual enrollment

November 15th, 2010

In the midst of open enrollment for 2010, Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company lists the seven most common mistakes employees make during annual enrollments:

Being unprepared. Don’t let your enrollment date slip up on your employees and leave them unprepared. Encourage them to read the benefits materials beforehand; talk to their spouse about the family’s [Read more...]

Football players union fully affiliates with AFL-CIO; Trumka accuses deficit commission of telling workers to “Drop Dead”

November 12th, 2010

The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) has decided to fully associate with the AFL-CIO, a possible indication that the players are willing to play hardball in the stalled negotiations that have spurred talk that the 2011 season may not occur. The owners have claimed that they need to renegotiate the current salary cap — [Read more...]

EEOC’s final GINA rule creates safe harbor for lawful health information requests

November 12th, 2010

Experts have cited the inadvertent receipt of genetic information as employers’ biggest area of risk when it comes to compliance with the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA). Medical information may be requested when an employer is engaging in an interactive disability accommodation process with an employee or to document an employee’s need for [Read more...]

St. Joseph Medical Center in Maryland to pay $22 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations

November 11th, 2010

Resolving a lawsuit brought by whistleblowers, St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC) in Towson, Maryland, has agreed to pay the federal government $22 million to settle allegations under the False Claims Act that it paid unlawful remuneration under the Anti-Kickback Act and violated the Stark Law when it entered into a series of professional services contracts [Read more...]

Leadership and execution are key drivers of successful performance management system, WorldatWork reports

November 11th, 2010

There has been much written lately concerning the value that performance management brings to an organization; some headlines have even gone so far as to state, “Down with employee reviews; they don’t add value. “Going beyond the headline though, the story consistently emphasizes the importance of setting expectations, measuring results and providing constructive developmental feedback.
To [Read more...]