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Privacy Rights in Text Messages

August 15, 2008
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Employers wishing to access employees’ electronic communications need to verify that the access does not violate applicable statutes, and that the employee (and recipients of employee communications) do not have a reasonable expectation of privacy.
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Auto-Annuity Could Stretch 401(k) Savings

August 12, 2008
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A Washington-based think tank published a paper proposing a way that companies could automatically enroll a portion of retiring employees’ 401(k) assets into a lifetime income option that would provide them with monthly payments.
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Treasury, IRS Pension Plan Liability Buyouts Illegal

August 7, 2008
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However, the Treasury outlined a series of proposed guidelines developed with the Labor and Commerce departments as well as the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. for any federal legislation that would clear the way for buyouts of frozen plans.
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Boards Paying a Stiff Premium to Bring in Outside CEOs

August 7, 2008
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The difference in compensation reflects the premium that companies must pay when they don’t have a solid pool of internal candidates ready to step in and run the company.
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House Approves Five-Year Extension of E-Verify

August 1, 2008
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Democratic leaders and Republicans agree that there is not enough time left in this year’s congressional session for the wider verification debate.
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Pay Discrimination Bill May Finally Be Headed to House Floor

July 25, 2008
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The measure would put gender discrimination on par with racial discrimination in terms of remedies by allowing women to sue for punitive and compensatory damages.
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Panel OKs Heath Coverage Extension for Ill Students

July 21, 2008
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The legislation is modeled after a New Hampshire law known as Michelle’s Law, which was named for Michelle Morse, a college student who continued her studies while battling cancer so that she could maintain health insurance coverage.
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RPOs Growth Continues Despite Shaky History

July 18, 2008
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The growth of recruitment process outsourcing has been and is projected to be on a growth track for the next several years; however, there are ongoing concerns with the quality of some companies.
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Backers of Pay Discrimination Bill Push for Another Senate Vote

July 17, 2008
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The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act would allow workers to sue a company within 180 days of receiving any paycheck that they believe has been diminished by discrimination.
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Employers Hear Details of McCain, Obama Health Plans

July 17, 2008
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Outlining their health policy plans, speakers for each candidate reflected the basic ideological differences between their parties.
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