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Florida district court strikes down Affordable Care Act, finding individual mandate provision to be unconstitutional

February 1st, 2011

A federal district judge in Florida has struck down the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, finding that the individual mandate provision, under which individuals are required to purchase health insurance or pay a fine, was unconstitutional. Because the PPACA did not contain a severability provision that would have allowed the judge to sever that [Read more...]


Enforcement efforts to focus on prosecuting employers that violate immigration law, ICE official tells House Judiciary Committee

January 31st, 2011

While arresting and removing undocumented workers must be part of any strategy to deter unlawful immigration, enforcement efforts focused on employers effectively targets the root causes of illegal immigration, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deputy director Kumar Kibble, testifying on January 26, 2011, before the House Judiciary Committee’s Immigration Policy and Enforcement [Read more...]


Majority of corporate executives concerned that current leaders are ill prepared to deal with impending convergence

January 31st, 2011

More than two-thirds of corporate executives see great danger in leadership being overwhelmed by the complex challenges brought about by the current trend in which companies are experiencing convergence, according to a new study released by Egon Zehnder International. Convergence involves cross-industry collaboration, changing business models and companies making structural transformations. In fact, three out [Read more...]


Enforcement efforts to focus on prosecuting employers that violate immigration law, ICE official tells House Judiciary Committee

January 28th, 2011

While arresting and removing undocumented workers must be part of any strategy to deter unlawful immigration, enforcement efforts focused on employers effectively targets the root causes of illegal immigration, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deputy director Kumar Kibble, testifying before the House Judiciary Committee’s Immigration Policy and Enforcement Subcommittee on workplace enforcement [Read more...]


Oral fluid testing shows heroin use in workplace higher than previously believed

January 28th, 2011

Oral fluid has revealed approximately five times more heroin use in the general U.S. workforce than previously believed, according to new data released by Quest Diagnostics Incorporated. In the company’s first special report on oral fluid testing with more than 320,000 oral fluid samples from the general U.S. workforce from January to June 2010, data [Read more...]