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Paid Sick Leave: Solving a Health Issue or Another Burden on Employers?

June 4, 2013
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New York is the latest to approve a paid-sick-leave measure, although opponents say such laws raise business costs, which could prevent them from hiring new workers or even trigger layoffs.
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A Perk the Boss Can't Afford

October 22, 2012
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New York City wants to give small business workers paid time off—a benefit some of their employers can rarely take.
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Study: Disability Claims After Intermittent FMLA Indicate That Caregivers Are Finding It Hard to Cope

August 17, 2012
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New data from Reed Group show that employees who go on Family and Medical Leave Act and then return to work are three times more likely to need additional time off – for themselves.
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Northeastern Companies Reap Benefits of Healthy Habits

March 6, 2012
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Six winners of the New England Employee Benefits Council's Best Practice awards for 2011 include Ocean Spray's Moms at Work program and Staples' use of computer games to entice the office supply company's younger workers to save for retirement.
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GM to Phase Out Salaried Pensions, Shift Workers to 401(k) Plan

February 15, 2012
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About 70 percent of General Motors' 26,000 salaried U.S. workers are enrolled in a defined benefit, or traditional, pension plan. Those workers will be shifted to a 401(k) plan starting on Oct. 1, said Cindy Brinkley, GM's vice president of global human resources.
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2011 WINNER: General Excellence—Ryan LLC

December 1, 2011
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For its flexible work program that reinvented the company's workplace culture, Ryan LLC is the 2011 winner of the Optimas Award for General Excellence.
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Half of Working Women Who Gave Birth did not Receive Paid Maternity Leave: Census

November 11, 2011
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Two-thirds of women who were given maternity leave were able to return to work within a year of their first pregnancy, according to the U.S. Census Bureau in Washington.
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