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Health Care Reform Law Ruling Likely Complicated: WorldatWork Executive

May 21, 2012
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If the high court were to strike down the individual mandate that requires most U.S. residents to enroll in a qualified health care plan, Cara Woodson Welch, Washington-based vice president of policy and public affairs, says it's likely that Congress would draft legislation to uphold pieces of the mandate.
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Regulators Provide Guidance on Summary of Benefits Rules

May 14, 2012
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Officials said they did not 'intend' to impose penalties during the first year the requirement is in effect so long as employers are working in 'good faith' to comply.
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Pharmaceutical Sales Reps Exempt from FLSA Overtime Rules

May 10, 2012
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The ruling states that under the FLSA, employees are entitled to overtime pay for any hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week. In both cases, plaintiffs had claimed they were misclassified as exempt employees and denied overtime pay.
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Randstad to Pay $60,000 in EEOC Suit

May 10, 2012
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The settlement also requires the international staffing firm to modify its anti-discrimination policy and amend its nationwide employment law compliance training
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Wal-Mart to Pay $4.8M in Back Wages for Fair Labor Standards Act Violations

May 2, 2012
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The Labor Department said under terms of the settlement, Wal-Mart has agreed to pay all back wages the department determined are owed for violations in addition to paying liquidated damages to the employees and a penalty to the department.
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Honestly, We Didn't Discriminate

May 2, 2012
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If you want to be able to argue that your honest belief justifies your decision, you better be able to support your claim.
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EEOC Sets New Guidance on Criminal Background Checks Under Title VII

April 26, 2012
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This enforcement guidance is required reading for any business that takes arrest or conviction records into consideration in any employment decision.
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EEOC Pronounces Protections for Transgendered Workers

April 25, 2012
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The EEOC and I disagree on a lot. Yet, on this issue, we are on the same page.
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