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Drive for Robust Public Option in Health Care Reform Legislation May Be Waning

October 26, 2009
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The battle cry among House Democratic leaders for a robust public option health care plan based on paying providers Medicare rates plus 5 percent appears to be weakening.
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GM Replacing Traditional Health Plan for Some Retirees

October 22, 2009
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General Motors Co. will replace its traditional health care plan for salaried retirees younger than 65 with a consumer-driven health plan linked to health savings accounts effective January 1, 2010.
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Roth IRA Conversion Confusion Creates Opportunity for Investment Advisors, Study Finds

October 13, 2009
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Starting January 1, people making more than $100,000 will be able to convert their traditional individual retirement accounts or 401(k) plans with previous employers into Roth IRAs.
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Executive Bonuses at Bankrupt Auto Parts Supplier Visteon Denied by Judge

October 9, 2009
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A plan to pay 12 board-elected officers up to $8.1 million if Visteon hit earnings targets or emerged from bankruptcy violated a law prohibiting insiders from receiving bonuses to keep them at bankrupt companies.
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High-touch vs. High-tech

September 25, 2009
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While both Zappos and Amazon win praise for their customer service, their approaches to it couldn’t be more different.
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Getting Your Organization Ready for Converting to International Financial Reporting Standards

September 14, 2009
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Here is a high-level look at workforce issues associated with converting to International Financial Reporting Standards, along with ways an organization might consider assessing its readiness.
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Five Questions for an International Financial Reporting Standards Conversion

September 14, 2009
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Here are some key HR-related questions that project sponsors should ask as they begin the process of converting to International Financial Reporting Standards.
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Labor Department Withdraws Occupational Health Risk Assessment Rule

September 2, 2009
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The controversial rule would have required OSHA and the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration to publish an advance notice of proposed rule-making for all regulatory actions regarding workplace toxic substances or chemicals.
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Will Work for ... Less?

August 5, 2009
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HR as a Change Agent in the Downturn

July 29, 2009
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In today's recessionary environment, it is very tempting for organizations and employees to feel as if they are victims, carried away by macroeconomic events that they cannot influence. But HR can arm itself with data for a different approach—one that involves taking control and helping to turn things around. APQC, a benchmarking organization, offers three suggestions for how to begin.
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