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Obama administration seeks clarification that Florida judge’s invalidation of PPACA does not relieve parties of rights, obligations under reform law pending appeal

February 23rd, 2011

On February 17, the Obama administration filed a motion seeking clarification of the ruling issued by a Florida district court judge that declared the entire Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) void because the minimum coverage requirement was both unconstitutional and unseverable from the rest of the statute. The Department of Health and Human [Read more...]

Growing number of companies increasing directors and officers liability limits

February 23rd, 2011

Driven by the potential for litigation from a broad range of constituents and a heightened concern over the threat of regulatory investigations, more companies across a wide range of industries are increasing their directors & officers (D&O) liability limits, according to Towers Watson’s 2010 D&O Liability survey. Further, among those companies with international operations, a [Read more...]

GAO report identifies leading practices to overcome barriers to federal employment of persons with disabilities

February 22nd, 2011

A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report discusses possible strategies for improving the rate of federal employment of individuals with disabilities. To identify barriers to the employment of persons with disabilities in the federal workforce and leading practices that could be implemented to overcome these barriers, the GAO solicited the views of a wide range [Read more...]

Right Management says most employees make suggestions at work, which means they might not be as disengaged as senior management fears

February 22nd, 2011

Employees say they frequently offer suggestions in the workplace, according to a Right Management online survey. In fact, a majority of the 388 surveyed claim to make 20 or more suggestions each year, and another quarter between 10 and 20. “There is a prevailing concern amongst senior leadership about disengaged employees during these turbulent times,” [Read more...]

Employer could be liable for two premium payments per day for meal and rest period violations

February 18th, 2011

California Labor Code Sec. 226.7, which requires an employer that has failed to provide an employee with a meal or rest period to pay that employee one additional hour of pay for each day the meal or rest period is not provided, permits up to two premium payments per workday, concluded a California appeals court [Read more...]