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SHRM finds organizations moving ahead to implement health care reform as growing number decide not to drop employee coverage

February 9th, 2011

While most organizations are not waiting for a repeal of health care reform, many are looking for further guidance on specific provisions of the law before making decisions on their benefits plans, a new poll by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) found. In the third of a series of polls about the implications [Read more...]

Nearly two-thirds of companies report FCPA, anti-corruption or economic sanctions issues lead to renegotiated or terminated deals

February 8th, 2011

According to results of Deloitte’s annual “Look Before You Leap “survey of corporate executives, investment bankers, private equity executives and hedge fund managers, 63 percent of respondents reported that Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and anti-corruption issues caused their companies to renegotiate or pull out of planned business relationships, mergers or acquisitions over the last [Read more...]

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.
According to [Read more...]

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...]