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Experts discuss how to tailor health care benefits to your employees

June 21st, 2010

In today’s challenging fiscal environment, firms that sponsor health care benefits are looking for benefit solutions to help them do more with less. Such solutions might involve closer scrutiny of health plan data or the creation of new partnerships with coalitions, brokers, plan managers, and employees. Large and small employers alike use strategies like these. [Read more...]

Secretary Clinton’s comment that the DOJ will file suit challenging Arizona’s immigration law angers Governor Brewer, but is it true?

June 21st, 2010

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) was “stunned and angered” to learn during an Ecuadorian television interview with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that the Obama administration has decided to file suit against the state challenging the legality of Arizona’s new immigration enforcement law (S.B. 1070). In the June 8 interview that began circulating Thursday in [Read more...]

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...]