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'The Bachelor' as Discrimination? Publicity Stunt Lawsuit Undermines Legitimate Claims

April 20, 2012
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Does 'The Bachelor' skew white? Absolutely. Are there other reality shows that skew black, or Latino, or gay? You bet.
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Retirement Savings Tax Breaks Safe—for Now

April 17, 2012
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At a House hearing, neither Dems nor Republicans seemed eager to tinker with main selling point of 401(k)s and IRAs.
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Contingent Workers Settle Suit in California

April 16, 2012
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The court was notified of the settlement last month, but the suit was first filed in July 2011. It sought to represent all contingent employees who worked at both PrO and Juniper in California.
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Bill Barring Firms From Requiring Applicant Passwords Awaits Governor's OK

April 11, 2012
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Calls have been growing for federal and state legislation that would bar employers from requiring access to job applicants' social media postings.
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Wisconsin Law Repeals Punitive, Compensatory Damages in Bias Cases

April 9, 2012
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The bill, which was supported by numerous business groups, was signed into law by the governor April 5, but not announced until April 6.
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PBGC Director Gotbaum Discusses New Retirement Plan Options

April 5, 2012
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'What we need to do is provide options so that, case by case—employer and employee—they have choices. … And I think that, actually, is an important part of the future,' Joshua Gotbaum told the National Press Club on April 3.
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To Email or Not to Email?

April 3, 2012
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Limiting an employee's digital access can decrease an employer's legal liability, attorney Jennifer F. DiMarco writes.
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Employers Struggle to Control Wage-and-Hour Litigation

April 2, 2012
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Employers can minimize the chances of litigation by taking steps that include periodic audits to determine whether employees are being properly classified, as well as careful record-keeping.
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Supreme Court Divided if Health Care Law Can Survive Without Mandate

March 28, 2012
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At issue in the final day of oral arguments on health care reform was whether the individual mandate, which requires most U.S. residents to enroll in a qualified plan or pay a financial penalty, is so intertwined with the broader law that the entire law would fall if the court rules the mandate is unconstitutional.
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