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'Bitch' as Sexual Harassment: Context Matters (Sort of)

August 1, 2012
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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.'
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Small Firms Seeking Big-Company HR Needs Turn to Professional Employer Organizations

July 17, 2012
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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.
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Waste Workers' Wages Reduced in Scranton, Pennsylvania

July 10, 2012
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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.
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Lawyers Say Health Care Law Will Spur Employees to Sue Over Technical Issues

July 9, 2012
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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.
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Workers' Compensation Rates for Employers Likely to Increase

July 5, 2012
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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.
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Officer Hit By Car While Walking to Get Coffee Due Workers' Comp

June 29, 2012
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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.
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Health Care Provider Hopes 'Girls Just Want to Have Funds'

June 15, 2012
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BayCare Health System of Florida has geared a new retirement savings push toward women after realizing that more than three-quarters of its workforce were female, generic savings seminars were not well attended, and women historically haven't been good savers.
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