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An FMLA Affair

February 10, 2014
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A new bill introduced in Congress in late 2013 would provide workers 12 weeks of paid leave to tend to those personal or family illnesses.
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On the Weight Watch

February 9, 2014
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Thomas Goetz watches over the intersection of health, consumerism, data, design and technology. It’s a road he hopes more employers travel.
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‘The Biggest Loser’ Winner Debate and What It Means for Wellness

February 6, 2014
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Continue dangling those healthy carrots if you must, but if you really want your wellness program to work, consider investing in some professional help, too.
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Affordable Care Act Brings Differing Prognoses on What It Means for Jobs

January 30, 2014
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Some predict the widespread elimination of full-time jobs, but others see opportunities for new businesses and growth.
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When is 1,250 not 1,250? Hours Worked Versus Hours Paid for FMLA Eligibility

January 23, 2014
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Whatever time tracking and payroll system you use, it must have the ability to differentiate between time paid and time worked. It could likely save you from an FMLA claim if an employee is on the 1,250-hour bubble.
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Helicopter Employer Approaching

January 7, 2014
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'Why do American employers act like helicopter parents when it comes to their employees’ health care?'
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Most Common 401(k) Retirement Plan Match Is Now Dollar-for-Dollar: Survey

January 6, 2014
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Successful plans are ones that help workers save enough, as opposed to 2011’s top response citing high participation rates, the survey shows.
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Wellness Apps for Workers Becoming More Apropos

January 6, 2014
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With the rise of consumer-driven health care and its emphasis on individuals taking more responsibility for their health care choices, these apps are likely to grow in popularity.
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Private Exchange Evaluation Collaborative Launched to Give Open Look Into Private Exchanges

January 5, 2014
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Group launched the collaborative to give employers information on products offered by health insurance exchanges.
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The Benefits of a Post-Windsor World

January 5, 2014
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The Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor has made it necessary for employers to re-evaluate their harassment policies.
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