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Genetic Testing Should You Be Afraid It's No Joke

July 1, 1997
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As scientists map the genetic structure of the human body, the effects are rippling through the workplace. HR must understand the ramifications in order to make prudent decisions.
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Domestic Partner Benefits San Francisco States Its Case

June 1, 1997
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An outline of the mandate provided by the City of San Francisco explaining what the law is intended—and not intended—to do.
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San Francisco's Mandate Forces Domestic-partner Benefits Mainstream

June 1, 1997
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A new San Francisco law requires city contractors to offer employees domestic-partner benefits -- and has stirred up a wind of change that's blowing across the country.
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Don’t Make Benefits Promises Your Company Can’t Keep

November 1, 1996
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The Varity Supreme Court case ruling implies that if a company acting as a plan fiduciary misleads workers about benefits under ERISA, employees can sue for individual relief. There can be even bigger implications.
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Does Your Health-care Plan Discriminate

June 1, 1996
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Recent trends highlight yet another target of employment litigation: the medical plan. If your company's plan—like most—contains caps or coverage constraints, you could be at risk for a discrimination lawsuit.
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FMLA and COBRA Overlap

September 1, 1994
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COBRA coverage may be initiated when an employer learns that an employee will not be returning to work.
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Pros and Cons of Prefunding Vehicles

November 1, 1993
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Companies are creatively using a number of options to prefund through employer and employee contributions. Here are some prefunding vehicles.
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How Companies Fund Retiree Medical Benefits

November 1, 1993
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As health-care costs continue to rise, and as retiree populations grow, companies are forced to either make revisions in their retiree health-care plans to lessen their liabilities, or eliminate the plans completely. Cost-sharing and managed care are two solutions.
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