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Labor's Agenda Set to Move to the Front Burner

December 29, 2009
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Once Congress is done wrestling with health care reform, it is expected to turn its attention to the Employee Free Choice Act. And although the act has been dormant for months, organized labor’s priorities are sprouting in Washington in other ways. Here are the labor-relations issues employers need to watch in the new year.
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Prepared for a World of Free Choice

December 29, 2009
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While some companies are trying to position themselves to fend off union organizing in the even of the Employee Free Choice Act’s passage, most employers ‘are still in denial about the likelihood of significant pro-union legislation passing,’ one expert says.
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EFCAs Compromise Likely to Keep Its Arbitration Provision

December 29, 2009
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Business groups opposing the Employee Free Choice Act say that its provision for mandatory binding arbitration in first contracts is just as bad as the card-check dimension of the bill—if not worse—because it would allow an outside board to determine compensation, benefits and work rules.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Can Our HR Department Elicit Useful Feedback on Its Performance

November 17, 2009
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We want to survey our employees and get their feedback on our human resources services. What are some ideal questions to get them thinking and providing constructive feedback?
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Behavioral Prescription Q&A With Michael Holmes of Express Scripts

November 11, 2009
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In his current role at pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts, Michael Holmes has been able to apply health care savings programs using behavioral economics to its own workforce before rolling them out to clients. Holmes spoke to writer Jessica Marquez about how companies can apply behavioral economics, which looks at the psychological factors of economic decisions, to reduce health care costs and what he hopes to see come out of Congress.
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Department of Health and Human Services Publishes Interim Final HIPAA Rule

November 2, 2009
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The interim final rule amends HIPAA’s enforcement regulations to include new categories of violations and tiered civil penalties on covered entities, and revises limitations on the authority of the secretary to impose civil penalties for violations.
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Insurers OK Covering Swine Flu Shots

October 29, 2009
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Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Illinois, UnitedHealthcare, Aetna and Cigna are among the insurers that voluntarily will cover the full cost of H1N1 vaccinations.
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Program Offers Pre-Employment Access to Commercial Driver Records

October 21, 2009
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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is launching a pre-employment screening program for driver positions that will allow commercial motor carriers to electronically access applicants’ driver inspection and crash histories.
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Doctors Warned of Data Theft Risk From Laptop Stolen From Blue Cross and Blue Shield Employee

October 15, 2009
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The American Medical Association is warning physicians across the country about the possibility that their identities could be stolen as a result of a theft of a laptop from the car of a Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association employee.
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Xerox to Buy Parent of Buck Consultants for $6.4 Billion

September 28, 2009
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Xerox Corp. plans to acquire Affiliated Computer Services Inc., the parent company of Buck Consultants, which provides HR consulting services addressing employee health and wellness, HR technology, and administration and retirement plans.
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