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The Final Four Verdict: Rutgers Fouls Out

April 17, 2013
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Rutgers is a fine institution committed to building a respectful community. Parsing abusive conduct without regard to its impact on that community, its organizational values, reputation and overall brand is narrow, shortsighted and unworthy of the university.
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SCOTUS: Picking Off Individual Plaintiffs Moots Wage and Hour Collective Action Claims

April 17, 2013
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The issue the Supreme Court faced in Genesis Healthcare Corp. v. Symczyk was whether a case becomes moot when the lone plaintiff receives an offer from the defendants to satisfy all of the plaintiff’s claims. Last December, I predicted an employer loss in this case. I’m happy to report that my prediction was very wrong.
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Do You Have a Workplace Emergency Action Plan?

April 16, 2013
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Yesterday's tragedy in Boston has left me speechless. Boston seems to have been prepared, and at least by early accounts, the city's early responders helped save many from suffering a worse fate. Employers can learn an important lesson from these ashes and tears—the importance of being prepared.
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All In Favor of Improving Maternity Leave Policies?

April 15, 2013
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At a time when businesses are expecting more from their employees than ever before, I feel a little reciprocity is in order. Companies could simply go beyond the pregnancy discrimination laws and FMLA leave policies and give their employees longer and compensated maternity leave.
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Lack of Vision, Dental Benefits Could Be Shortsighted

April 11, 2013
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To enrich the information we provide in our Hot List, Workforce will be adding reports on the industries covered in the list. In this first installment, we look at vision and dental plans.
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Confidence Lost: Employees' Retirement Planning Hits Record Low

April 8, 2013
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Of the 251 retirees and 1,254 workers age 25 or older who responded to a new Employee Benefit Research Institute survey, 57 percent say they have less than $25,000 in household savings and investments.
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The Pre-existing Conditions: Buildup to Health Care Reform Bound to Bring Overload of Information

April 8, 2013
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A flood of marketing materials from private and state health care exchanges, insurance providers and others that are expected to start peddling their health insurance products will flood employees as 2014 approaches. Do you have the answers they will be asking?
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Companies Find a Cause to Rally Around

April 5, 2013
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Benefits company Unum matches employee donations to educational programs on a 2-to-1 basis, while other financial donations means a dollar-for-dollar match.
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Financial Wellness an Imperative for Healthy Employees

April 4, 2013
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A growing number of companies have discovered that they can build employees' loyalty, increase their productivity and improve their job satisfaction by providing programs that help them achieve financial wellness.
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