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Beware Bans on Pay Discussions Among Employees

April 25, 2013
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Does your handbook have a policy that prohibits employees from discussing how much you pay them? If so, get rid of it.
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They Are Worth More

April 24, 2013
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That $8.25 an hour is a wage you pay to high school kids living with their parents, not an adult trying to live a decent life in a U.S. city.
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Is Bullying the New Sexual Harassment?

April 17, 2013
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Office ogres exact not only an emotional cost but a monetary one. They can poison productivity, stifle creativity, and force good employees out the door.
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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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Learning to Save, Saving to Learn: A Portrait of the Next Generation

April 12, 2013
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Neil Howe, president and co-founder of LifeCourse Associates, refers to people in their late teens as late-wave millennials. Howe says an important quality of this cohort is that they place a higher importance on education than older millennials.
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Get Well Soon? Wellness Programs May Help Decrease Health Costs, Survey Shows

April 10, 2013
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Employers who focus on providing preventive care rather than basic health care for immediate medical needs may end up with happier, more productive employees as well as a healthier bottom line, according to a study by the MetLife Mature Market Institute.
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Health Care Affordability Still Confusing to Employees and Employers Alike, Study Finds

April 10, 2013
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The federal government determined 9.5 percent is the affordability threshold for health care coverage. According to a recent ADP study, approximately 8.6 percent of single full-time employees pay 9.5 percent or more of their total income to obtain coverage.
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Bald Is Beautiful … Unless You're a Hooters Waitress After Brain Surgery

April 10, 2013
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The insensitivity of Hooters's reaction to this situation is easy to spot. Just because Hooters acted insensitively, however, does not mean that it acted illegally. Indeed, whether the wig requirement discriminated against Sandra Lupo is a tricky question.
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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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Survey: 2011 Saw $20 Billion in Corporate Giving

April 5, 2013
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That came in the forms of direct cash donations, cash donations through their foundations, noncash donations and matching employee donations.
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