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Democrats Decry Immigration Raid at Iowa Processing Plant

May 20, 2008
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Congressional members say the growing emphasis on enforcement, in the absence of broader immigration reform, is leading to inhumane treatment of foreign workers and their families.
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OSHA Seeks Views on Flu Equipment Guidance

May 19, 2008
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OSHA’s proposed guidance offers private-sector and government employers recommendations and a method for calculating workplace needs for respirators and facemasks.
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Tips on Reducing Co-Employment Problems When Utilizing a Staffing Service

May 7, 2008
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Many of the problems come from situations in which the customer unnecessarily assumes employment responsibilities over the temporary workforce.
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The Rich Vein of Working Mothers

May 7, 2008
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Demographics paint a picture of a workforce in search of flexibility. A 2005 Merrill Lynch survey indicated that 16 percent of the baby boomer workforce was looking for part-time work, and 42 percent would only take jobs that allow periods off for leisure.
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A Case Study Best Buy

May 7, 2008
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To address low morale and the level of stress in its corporate offices, Best Buy allowed employees to work when and where they like, as long as they get the job done.
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Work-Life Balance Becoming a Key Tool for Retention

May 7, 2008
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Demographics paint a picture of a workforce in search of flexibility. A Merrill Lynch survey indicated 16 percent of the baby boomer workforce is looking for part-time work, and 42 percent will only take jobs that will allow them periods off for leisure.
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McCain Weighs In on Health Care

April 29, 2008
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Smoke Gets In Your Lies, Whirlpool Suspends Workers for Smoking Fibs

April 22, 2008
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The employees had claimed to be nonsmokers to avoid paying a $500 annual surcharge Whirlpool has assessed on smokers who are enrolled in the company’s health benefits plan.
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Abuse of Leave Tops FMLA Concerns

April 14, 2008
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Suspected employee abuse of leave taken under the Family and Medical Leave Act is the No. 1 FMLA-related concern for employers.
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Small Change in Pension Bill Could Make a Big Dollar Difference

April 11, 2008
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The House and Senate are trying to settle on a final bill for technical corrections to the Pension Protection Act. Most are minor, but one drawing fire centers on an accounting technique called smoothing.
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