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Employers Find Healthy Food Program Is Good for You

March 4, 2013
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Humana and Wal-Mart team up to offer employees an incentive to make better dietary choices.
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'Global Nomads' Finding There's No Place Like Home for Benefits

March 1, 2013
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The upturn in so-called 'global nomads'—those who move from country to country on long-term assignments—has focused more attention on their medical and retirement benefits.
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Getting Workers the Help They Need

February 28, 2013
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About half of the U.S. population will experience a traumatic event, and though a far smaller percentage will develop PTSD as a result, services are usually available to employees who experience trauma.
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How Companies Can Support Cancer Survivors in the Workplace—and Manage Costs

February 27, 2013
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No one likes to talk about cancer, but it is not the taboo workplace subject it was in years past. In fact, progressive companies are supporting workers who have cancer like never before.
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Work, Cancer and Us

February 27, 2013
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'If you don't know someone who has been afflicted by cancer, chances are good that your colleague does.'
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A Call for Standards as At-Home Senior Care Workforce Rapidly Expands

February 27, 2013
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Some 6 million seniors employ in-home caregivers for daily assistance, and that number is expected to double by 2030. Yet many in-home caregivers struggle to make ends meet. More than 90 percent are women, nearly half are minorities, and 40 percent rely on Medicaid and food stamps.
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How Long Is Too Long for an Unpaid Medical Leave of Absence? Not Two Weeks and a Day

February 27, 2013
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Think long and hard before you deny a request for unpaid time off for an employee's medical issue, and, when in doubt, call your employment counsel for a sanity check.
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