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Deficit Reduction Commission calls for taxes on employer-based health care plans, increase in the retirement age

December 3rd, 2010

Calling on the nation and political leaders to stabilize and reduce the national debt, President Obama’s National Commission of Fiscal Responsibility and Reform has issued its recommendations for how the nation can curb its rising debt. The Commission’s report “The Moment of Truth” makes the case that the United States is on “an unsustainable fiscal [Read more...]


Research reveals good looking men have a “sometimes” easier hiring experience, but jealousy gets in the way for women

December 2nd, 2010

“Good looks” are only sometimes a positive factor in consideration for a job, according to new research from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU). In the new working paper, Are Good-Looking People More Employable? two economics researchers from BGU prove that a double standard exists between good looks as a positive factor in men and women.
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Final rule issued rescinding Form T-1 trust reporting for unions, returning to reporting of “subsidiary organizations” on Form LM-2

December 2nd, 2010

The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) published in Wednesday’s Federal Register a final rule rescinding the Form T-1 Trust Annual Report and its implementing regulations. The rule returns “subsidiary organization” reporting back to the Form LM-2 Labor Organization Annual Report, which covers entities that are wholly owned, controlled, and financed by a single union. Requiring [Read more...]


Cert granted to decide appropriate standard of causation to be applied for employer liability under FELA

December 1st, 2010

The Supreme Court has granted certiorari to decide the appropriate standard of causation to be applied under the Federal Employees Liability Act ( CSX v McBride, Dkt No 10-235, cert granted November 29, 2010). At issue is whether an employer must be found to have actually caused the harm of an employee who was injured [Read more...]


Fewer than 60 percent of HR professionals believe C-Suite has what it takes to lead in next decade

December 1st, 2010

On the heels of the economic crisis and a rapidly changing workplace, fewer than 60 percent of executives and HR leaders believe that the C-suite and executive leaders are skilled in most of the key leadership capabilities needed for their organizations to succeed in the next decade. These findings are gleaned from a survey conducted [Read more...]