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Only one in five employers plan to extend coverage to adult children before required to do so by law

July 1st, 2010

Only one in five employers (19.5 percent) plan to extend health care coverage for dependent adult children before required to do so by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to a survey from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP). The Affordable Care Act requires that group health plans that provide dependent [Read more...]

ACLU sues Wal-Mart for discharging employee for medical marijuana use

July 1st, 2010

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed suit against Wal-Mart for discharging a five-year employee after testing positive for marijuana, despite being legally registered to use the drug under Michigan’s medical marijuana law to treat the symptoms of his inoperable brain tumor and sinus cancer ( Casias v Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, MichCirCt, complaint filed June [Read more...]

Seventy two percent of HR professionals report that benefits offerings at their organization have been affected in some way by recession

June 30th, 2010

According to annual benefits research conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the majority of HR professionals indicate that their organizations have been negatively affected by the U.S. and global economic recession. In this ever-changing economic climate, organizations are looking for ways to manage costs while at the same time dealing with the [Read more...]

Former Midway Airport customs officer indicted for allegedly taking bribes

June 30th, 2010

A former US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) supervisor at Midway International Airport will be arraigned this week on federal charges alleging that he received $52,000 in bribes to allow foreign restaurant workers and their spouses to remain in the United States, announced US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. These charges resulted from an investigation conducted [Read more...]

SHRM says its time to start thinking about the many National Guard and Reserve veterans who will be returning to the workforce, especially if draw-downs in Iraq and Afghanistan go as planned

June 29th, 2010

We’ve heard a lot of talk about President Obama’s plans to reduce the number of troops currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, but there hasn’t been much discussion of how that withdrawal will impact employers. National Guard and Reserve veterans will be transitioning from the military to civilian life and will need to be assimilated [Read more...]