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IT, Pharma Among Biggest Gainers of Contingency Workers

May 3, 2007
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The projected rise in U.S. contingent employees is attributed to the flexibility they provide to large companies.
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Wal-Mart Focuses on Clinics, Technology to Cut Health Costs

April 25, 2007
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Wal-Mart plans to expand its number of in-store health care clinics to 2,000 from fewer than 100 in the next five to seven years. The retailer also has a partnership with a university and an insurer to study whether care can be improved through the use of technology.
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Co-Insurance May Be Employers’ Last Option for Health Care Cost Savings

April 19, 2007
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Companies that have run out of simple ways to reduce health care costs may have one last option before deciding whether to make long-term commitments to health care programs or get out of health care benefits altogether.
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Senator Introduces Workplace Violence Plan

April 17, 2007
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The Survivors’ Empowerment and Economic Security Act would allow 30 days of leave for victims of domestic violence in the workplace so that they can appear in court, seek legal assistance and secure their homes and families.
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GM to UAW Let’s Cut Costs

April 16, 2007
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Automaker wants the union to accept nonunion janitors, work 10-hour shifts without overtime pay, allow nonunion workers to replenish parts bins and let nonunion truckers deliver and unload shipments.
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Rivals Bid to Replace America’s Job Bank

April 9, 2007
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For-profit NaviSite will compete with the DirectEmployers Association, a nonprofit consortium of companies that is offering its own version of a replacement for America’s Job Bank.
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America’s Job Bank Rescue Effort All but Lost

April 5, 2007
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Last year, the Labor Department said it planned to phase out America’s Job Bank, arguing that maintaining and improving the site no longer makes sense.
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Help Wanted in Second Life

April 3, 2007
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With a help-wanted classifieds section and hundreds of jobs on its job board, SLJobFinder.com, Second Life presents an enticing lure for recruiters who are willing to test the waters, just the way some have by communicating with gamers in such role-playing games as EverQuest and World of Warcraft.
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Deferred Comp Measure Runs Into Opposition

March 28, 2007
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At the beginning of the year, it looked as if minimum wage legislation would also be a vehicle for the first executive pay action of the new Congress. Not any more.
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'Sorry, We Don't Like the Looks of Your DNA' House, Senate Address Genetic Bias In Hiring

February 15, 2007
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Both the House and Senate have recently addressed an issue that hasn’t popped up much on business radar—genetic discrimination. Despite congressional activity, genetic discrimination suits rarely turn up in courtrooms.
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