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One in two US employees looking to leave or checked out on the job, Mercer research finds

June 21st, 2011

Half of all US employees are really not happy. That message comes through loud and clear in Mercer’s new What’s Working™ survey, conducted over the past two quarters among nearly 30,000 workers in 17 countries, including 2,400 workers in the US. Nearly one in three (32 percent) US workers is seriously considering leaving his or [Read more...]


Reform driving rapid change in employer-sponsored retiree medical programs

June 20th, 2011

Rapid development of post-health care reform retiree medical options is empowering employers to embrace bold, new solutions to help active employees prepare for retirement and enable current retirees to obtain more cost-effective health care coverage, according to nearly 250 large employers responding to the Sixth Annual Employer Survey on Retiree Medical Strategy, conducted jointly by [Read more...]


Reform driving rapid change in employer-sponsored retiree medical programs

June 20th, 2011

Rapid development of post-health care reform retiree medical options is empowering employers to embrace bold, new solutions to help active employees prepare for retirement and enable current retirees to obtain more cost-effective health care coverage, according to nearly 250 large employers responding to the Sixth Annual Employer Survey on Retiree Medical Strategy, conducted jointly by [Read more...]


Study finds employees’ share of health plan premium costs up dramatically

June 20th, 2011

Employees of private-sector companies contributed up to 121 percent more in 2009 for their yearly share of their employer-sponsored health insurance coverage than they did in 2001, according to the latest News and Numbers from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). By comparison, the total average annual premium for employer-sponsored health plans, which [Read more...]


Sonic Drive-In settles EEOC sexual harassment and reprisal suit for $2 million

June 17th, 2011

In the largest litigation settlement ever by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) Albuquerque Area Office, Sonic Drive-In of Los Lunas, Ltd. and B&B Consultants, owners of a Sonic restaurant in Los Lunas, New Mexico, have agreed to a consent decree that settles a Title VII sex discrimination and retaliation lawsuit for $2 million, [Read more...]