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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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A Man Who Was ERISA

April 11, 2008
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For nearly 34 years, we’ve had ERISA. And for virtually all of that time, the Department of Labor has had Morton Klevan—the sagacious lawyer who has interpreted the law’s sometimes ambiguous provisions.
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Firms Re-Evaluate Reliability of Vendor Management System Suppliers

April 8, 2008
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The catalyst for the new review of VMS providers is the recent collapse of Ensemble Chimes Global, the largest player in the VMS space.
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SuccessFactors Wins Lawsuit Battle

April 2, 2008
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HR software company SuccessFactors has scored a victory in its lawsuit against rival Softscape in a case that now includes allegations that Softscape created a phony company to secure secret information.
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