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Worker Confidence Hits 4-Year High

April 2, 2012
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The index is based on an online survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Randstad. It surveyed 1,399 employed U.S. adults, 18 years old and older between March 13 and March 15.
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Worker Fired After Urinating on Co-Workers' Chairs

March 30, 2012
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Police reportedly are trying to determine whether they can charge the 59-year-old information technology worker with criminal mischief, according to the Des Moines Register.
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Dropping Health Care Coverage No Easy Decision for Employers

March 28, 2012
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Because employer and employee health care benefit contributions are made on a pretax basis, it wil cost employers considerably more than the $2,000-per-employee fee for dropping coverage, if the law survives legal challenges being heard by the Supreme Court.
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Survey: Health Care Reform Splits Employers

March 26, 2012
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Forty percent of employers want the high court, which is hearing oral arguments this week on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, to strike down the 2010 law. Still, employers are far from being united in favor of repealing it.
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Bill Proposed to Make Employer-Paid Education Aid Tax Break Permanent

March 6, 2012
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Under Section 127 of the Internal Revenue Code, employers can reimburse employees for up to $5,250 in annual undergraduate and graduate costs without the reimbursement being included in employees' taxable income.
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Study: Younger Workers Worried About Retirement

February 28, 2012
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While older workers tend to be more concerned about retirement than their younger colleagues, the survey found that the most dramatic shift in attitudes toward retirement security has been among the under-40 set.
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Norwegian Insurance Company Monitors Workers' Bathroom Breaks

February 6, 2012
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Norway's chief workplace ombudsman Bjorn Erik Thon told a media outlet that one firm required employees to wear a red bracelet during their menstrual cycles to indicate the need for more restroom visits.
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PBGC Updates Estimate of Funding Relief for American Airlines

February 6, 2012
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According to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., American Airlines received specific funding relief in the Pension Protection Act of 2006 and an Iraq War spending bill in 2007 that allowed airlines to spread their unfunded liability in 2008 over 10 years instead of seven.
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