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Facts on U.S. Pet Owners

July 1, 2011
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On average, dog owners spent $225 and cat owners spent $203 annually on routine veterinary visits, says the 2011-12 National Pet Owners Survey.
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Here, Kitty, Kitty: Pet Insurance Benefit Picking Up

July 1, 2011
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First introduced in 1982, insurance policies for pets have grown in popularity and are now offered by thousands of employers. It’s a benefit that costs nothing for employers, and requires little, if any, administration, while providing affordable group rates to employees.
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Explaining the Labor Department's ERISA Regulations

July 1, 2011
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On June 1, the Labor Department formally proposed to extend the effective date of this interim final regulation, known as Section 408(b)(2) of the 1974 Employee Retirement Income Security Act, to Jan. 1, 2012, from July 16, 2011. It is expected the rule will become final in late summer or early fall.
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New EEOC Guidelines Shift Legal Rules for Disability Discrimination

June 27, 2011
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The new regulations on implementing the ADAAA include several changes that HR professionals should keep in mind when dealing with disability issues.
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Sustainability No Buzzword in Running a 21st Century Company

June 23, 2011
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The right management approach for this world is a sustainable one that enables organizations to perform well financially, socially and environmentally.
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Job Market Slowly Easing as College Grads Trade Books for Briefcases

June 21, 2011
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Google, like thousands of companies both large and small, is finding their ‘great people’ on college campuses nationwide in bigger numbers than in the past two years, career counselors say. Certainly the recession hit hard across all campuses but the uptick in hiring has been noticeable, they add.
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Online Caf&eacute Serves Up a Heaping Helping of Training for Staff

June 20, 2011
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Studies suggest companies are getting comfortable using social software to drive employee learning. Cheesecake Factory, Kelly Services and Amway are among the early adopters.
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Companies, Schools Look to Build High Schoolers Business Acumen

June 19, 2011
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More companies also have set their sights on developing high school students’ inner business potential. Ernst & Young hosted more than 100 high school seniors in March at its first Keys to Campus program, which focused on college and career readiness, emphasizing employment in finance, accounting and information technology.
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