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Indian Outsourcer’s Woes May Open Doors for HR There

September 16, 2011
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The problems at Satyam Computer Services, once ranked by Hewitt Associates as the second-best employer in India and the third-best by Mercer, reveals an opportunity for HR leaders there to take a larger role in how a corporation is governed, some observers say.
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Decrease in Workers’ Compensation Rate Sought for Colorado

September 16, 2011
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NCCI Holdings Inc. is seeking an average decrease of 9.3 percent in workers’ compensation rates for 2010 coverage in Colorado.
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Expect ‘Severe’ World Economic Downturn Next Year, Analysts Say

September 16, 2011
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Fitch Ratings estimates that the U.S., Europe and Japan will see a contraction of 0.8 percent in their combined gross domestic product in 2009, in contrast to estimated GDP growth of 1.1 percent for 2008.
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Activision Shareholders Vote a Resounding Yes On ‘Say on Pay’

September 16, 2011
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Shareholders at the video game maker voted 69 percent in favor of a shareholder proposal that would give them an annual advisory vote on executive compensation. It marked the highest support for a say-on-pay proposal in the U.S. since investors first began voting on the matter two years ago.
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High Court Weighs ‘Me Too’ Evidence in Discrimination Cases

September 16, 2011
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The plaintiff in the case against Sprint may have an uphill battle as justices try to set a standard for when to allow testimony in discrimination suits from employees whose supervisors are not the same as the plaintiff’s.
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A Quarter of NYC Construction Jobs Are ‘Off the Books’

September 16, 2011
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At least 50,000 New York City construction jobs, or 25 percent of the total, are part of the untaxed—and at times unsafe—underground economy.
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San Francisco Can Enforce ‘Play or Pay’ Law, Court Rules

September 16, 2011
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The city of San Francisco can enforce its law that requires employers to spend a certain amount of money on health care coverage or pay a fee to help fund coverage for uninsured city residents, a federal appeals court panel ruled.
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Insurers Say They Won’t Pay for Preventable Medical Errors

September 16, 2011
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In recent months, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Aetna and WellPoint have said they will look for ways to stop paying for certain preventable errors called "never events" or "serious reportable events" by the National Quality Forum.
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San Francisco ‘Pay or Play’ Law Allowed to Proceed

September 16, 2011
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The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a request by a California restaurant association seeking to prevent San Francisco from enforcing its new health care insurance spending measure.
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Potentially Costly Wrinkle in San Francisco’s Blanket Health Care Mandate

September 16, 2011
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Employers that thought they would be unaffected by the city’s ordinance still could be on the hook for employees who opt to enroll in their spouse’s health care plan.
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