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How to Build a Healthy Website, Power Plant, Spacecraft or Workplace

October 29, 2013
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It’s hard to believe that no one raised warnings about obvious design and operability concerns. They were too profound and widespread for that not to have happened.
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Yes, It’s Legal:10 More Things Companies Can Do Without Breaking the Law #yesitslegal

October 28, 2013
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Here's my list. How about you? What would you add to the list? Leave your thoughts in the comments below, or tweet it with the hashtag #yesitslegal.
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DOMA Ruling Puts Gay Couples on Equal Benefits Footing

June 26, 2013
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Now that the Defense of Marriage Act is defunct, employers will be able to provide equal benefits packages for all employees.
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#SHRM13 Day Two: The Great Unknown Is 2014 and the Health Care Reform Law

June 17, 2013
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It seems to me that some companies are looking for the magical fairy dust that will make the Affordable Care Act compliance issues go away.
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New Changes Made to HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules

January 28, 2013
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Health and Human Services has issued final regulations that address recent legislative changes to the HIPAA privacy and date security rules. Compliance by employers will be required by Sept. 23, according to a press release.
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Worker's Inability to Speak English Appropriately Considered in Disability Ruling: Court

November 21, 2012
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The case of Merivic Inc. and Zurich North America v. Enrique Gutierrez involved a workers' comp claimant who had a ninth-grade education and a 'limited working knowledge' of English despite having lived in the United States for 34 years, according to the opinion.
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Medicare Heats Up Biden-Ryan Debate

October 12, 2012
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The Medicare segment of the debate included some of the most frequent interruptions by both Vice President Joe Biden and Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) in a testy debate as each took turns bashing the other side's impacts on the program.
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Contraceptive Coverage Legal Battle Looms for Missouri

September 14, 2012
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Missouri lawmakers on Sept. 12 overrode Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of legislation that would allow employers and insurers to deny contraceptive coverage, setting the stage for yet another legal battle over contraceptive coverage.
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Michigan Teacher Funding of Retiree Health Benefits Violates Employment Rights: Court

August 20, 2012
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The law ran afoul of protections against impairment of government contracts because teachers received three percent less in pay by paying into a fund than the amount the teachers and their employers agreed upon as part of teachers' contracts.
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