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Employment Law Landscape Changes With Wal-Mart Ruling

June 20, 2011
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The decision makes it more difficult for employees to file large class-action lawsuits unless they are able to clearly identify a common injury, such as a companywide discriminatory policy.
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Aon Alleges Employee, Client Poaching by Another Firm

June 17, 2011
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In a chancery suit filed June 15 in Cook County Circuit Court in Chicago, Aon Risk Services Cos. Inc. and Aon Risk Insurance Services West Inc. alleged that the former executives violated their employment agreements with Aon.
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Democrats Question Validity of McKinsey Health Care Plan Survey

June 17, 2011
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The survey of more than 1,300 employers of varying sizes found that 30 percent 'definitely' or 'probably' will stop offering coverage after 2014.
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Students Irk Prosecutor With Insider Trading Query

June 14, 2011
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The U.S. attorney cracking down on Wall Street is bringing his message directly to MBA students. Problem is, they're asking precisely the wrong question.
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Protest Group Calls News Conference on Opening Day of SHRM Confab

June 10, 2011
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SHRM Members for Transparency plans to air its grievances following the association’s failure to respond to repeated invitations for a summit.
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Benefits Managers Turning to HR Blogs for Advice and Insight

June 9, 2011
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Are benefits managers following blogs or social media to help them make informed decisions, and if so, which ones are they following? Which human resources bloggers do they trust and what kinds of information are they seeking?
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Minimizing Contingent Worker Risks

June 5, 2011
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Choose the staffing agencies that supply your workers carefully, and make sure your contract with them protects you from legal liability.
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More Employers Take on Temps, but Planning Is Paramount

June 5, 2011
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Some companies aren’t waiting for the government to be their guide on this journey. They use a stringent vetting process where workers must answer questions that go beyond what the government requires. Workers who want to be classified as independent contractors are asked for documentation that could include a list of clients and tax information.
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Labor Department Extends Date to Comply with 401(k) Fee Disclosure Rule

June 2, 2011
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Calendar-year plans now have until April 30, 2012, to provide the information as employers will welcome the extra time, experts say.
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Cubicle-Sharing Website Seeks to Match Telecommuters and an Office

May 31, 2011
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Loosecubes, which helps users share their underutilized office spaces is tapping into Facebook to expand its network; specializing in interesting venues.
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