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Towers Watson says few employers found implementing health care reform changes during open enrollment difficult

February 8th, 2011

US employers increased their use of technology-based communication with workers during the recent open enrollment benefit season, and also boosted their personal face-to-face communication with employees, according to a new survey by Towers Watson. The survey also found that helping employees understand new plan features was employers’ greatest open enrollment challenge, while implementing the first [Read more...]

Three South Carolina companies facing EEOC national origin bias suit for requiring birth certificate to prove citizenship

February 7th, 2011

AJK Enterprises, LLC, doing business as Express Employment Professionals, a Greenville, South Carolina-based employment staffing firm and Proformance Group Inc., a Greenville-based industrial subcontractor, violated Title VII by discriminating against a Guatemalan-born employee because of her national origin, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) claims in a lawsuit filed on February 3, 2011.
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Mercer identifies 5 key roles HR leaders must play in M&A

February 7th, 2011

Mercer shared on February 3, the five key roles senior human resources (HR) leaders must play before, during and after mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity. These five key roles reflect Mercer’s extensive M&A consulting experience in all types of deals and across global industries and markets:
1. Serve as a trusted adviser to executives and the [Read more...]

OFCCP reaches $1.65 million settlement with Green Bay Dressed Beef on behalf of 970 female applicants

February 4th, 2011

Federal contractor Green Bay Dressed Beef LLC will pay $1.65 million in back wages, interest and benefits to 970 women in a settlement following a compliance review by the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), which found that the women were rejected for general laborer positions at the company’s Green Bay [Read more...]

Having now reached the 6-month mark, Ernst & Young takes a look at effects of Dodd Frank Act

February 4th, 2011

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act reached its half-year mark on 21 January 2011. Over the past six months, the process of setting up new regulatory agencies and formulating rules to guide the financial services sector has begun. According to an analysis by Ernst & Young, titled, Positioning for change: US financial [Read more...]