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Consumers express mixed views about health reform, Deloitte says

November 21st, 2010

A new consumer poll by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions found that 41 percent of consumers believe health reform will have a positive impact on fostering economic recovery in the United States, while one out of four (25 percent) believe it will have a negative impact.
Additionally, 38 percent of consumers are not at all [Read more...]

Bristol-Myers Squibb faces overtime pay collective action by pharmaceutical reps

November 19th, 2010

A former pharmaceutical rep at Bristol-Myers Squibb Co filed suit on Thursday in a federal district court in New York charging the pharmaceutical company with unlawfully failing to compensate him for overtime hours worked. The former rep, who worked for the company in Oregon and Washington for almost two years, alleges that he often worked [Read more...]

WorldatWork finds HR pros highly knowledgeable about total rewards research

November 19th, 2010

A new study by WorldatWork finds that human resources practitioners are highly knowledgeable of the academic research in total rewards and successfully apply many of the concepts in the workplace. The study, The Connection Between Academic Research Findings and Total Rewards Professionals, was based on survey responses from 641 total rewards professionals from around the [Read more...]

Four student aid lenders settle FCA suit for $57.75 million total; whistleblower, a former Dept of Education employee, will receive $16.65 million

November 18th, 2010

Four student aid lenders have paid the United States a total of $57.75 million to resolve allegations that they improperly inflated their entitlement to certain interest rate subsidies from the US Department of Education in violation of the False Claims Act, the Justice Department announced. The settlements resolve allegations brought in a whistleblower action filed [Read more...]

Strict enforcement of cell phone bans boosts fleet safety performance, according to NETS study

November 18th, 2010

A new study of company vehicle fleet crash rates reveals the top safety performers are companies with policies enacting a total ban on cell phone use (handheld and hands-free) and that establish strong consequences–including termination–for employees who violate such policies.
The latest Strength in Numbers Fleet Benchmarking Study, sponsored by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety [Read more...]