Employers are exiting workers' comp guaranteed-cost policies that have fixed costs and taking on greater risk by purchasing loss-sensitive plans with lower premiums but higher deductibles, market experts say.
A court recently concluded that even though the word 'bitch' is sexually based, its use must be examined in context to determine whether it constitutes harassment 'because of sex.'Read More
Throughout New York City, fledgling and existing small companies are turning to PEOs—and not just to free themselves of the headaches and overhead of handling HR issues so they can concentrate on growing and managing their operations.Read More
Mayor Chris Doherty reduced the entire city's payroll to $7.25 an hour, including his own, the Times-Tribune of Scranton reported. Policemen and firefighters are included in those who saw their pay slashed, after the mayor said the city doesn't have enough money to pay its employees their regular rates.Read More
At least four federal agencies (the IRS, the Department of Labor, the Department of Health and Human Services and even the Department of Housing and Urban Development) are writing hundreds of pages of regulations that will apply as health care reform is implemented over the next six years.
In general, the 'cream of the crop' among guarantee-cost accounts are experiencing price increases ranging from about 5 percent to 7 percent, with some 10 percent increases, particularly in the Midwest.Read More
An Oregon appellate court said that Carolyn McDermed was still at work during her coffee run, since she was expected to perform community policing duties while not in her office.