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Missouri voters become the first to reject key federal health reform provisions

August 5th, 2010

On the heels of the first district court ruling validating legal challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, (PPACA), Missouri’s primary election drew nearly 939,000 votes on Proposition C, a ballot initiative relating to federal health care reform. The measure, which was approved by over 71 percent of votes cast, read:
“Shall the Missouri [Read more...]


Homeland Security issues final electronic Form I-9 regs

August 4th, 2010

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued final regulations to provide that employers and recruiters or referrers for a fee who are required to complete and retain the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, may sign the form electronically and retain the form in an electronic format. The final rule makes minor changes to the interim [Read more...]


California Kaiser Permanente workers to vote in one of NLRB’s largest union elections

August 4th, 2010

The National Labor Relations Board announced August 2 that it will conduct an election by mail for more than 40,000 employees of Kaiser Permanente. The ballot will decide if eligible voters desire to switch unions, remain with their current union, or have no union at all. The employees are currently represented by United Healthcare Workers [Read more...]


Arizona files expedited appeal to lift preliminary injunction that enjoins portions of its immigration law

August 3rd, 2010

The state of Arizona filed an expedited appeal on July 29 with the Ninth Circuit asking the court to lift a preliminary injunction granted July 28 by Judge Susan Bolton of the District Court of Arizona preventing the state from implementing portions of its new immigration enforcement law (United States of America v State of [Read more...]


Health care’s reliance on women calls for flexible work arrangements, expert says

August 3rd, 2010

“In the coming decade, the health care and social assistance sector will be one of the leading sources of employment. It is going to be one of the most vital sectors in the economy and it is going to be a place of job growth,” said Ithaca College sociologist Stephen Sweet. Since women make up [Read more...]