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Employers Take Tighter Rein on Relocation Costs

July 16, 2007
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Relocation specialists battling rising property inventories and flattening home prices are creating measures to keep costs in check and shield themselves from shifts in an uncertain real estate market.
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Labor Department Report Illuminates FMLA Challenges

July 12, 2007
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While the report says FMLA works well for leaves related to childbirth, adoption and acute illnesses in families, employers have serious difficulties managing intermittent leave and definitions of what constitutes a serious health condition.
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Bill Would Provide Pensions for Workers

July 3, 2007
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Legislation calls for the creation of an Office of Pension Participant Advocacy in the Department of Labor that would develop recommendations to improve pension policies.
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Comprehensive Immigration Reform Stalls in Senate

June 8, 2007
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Senate leaders vow to continue working toward a final bill. Schedule is uncertain. HR advocates say employer verification dimension remains flawed.
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Running With the ‘Knuckleheads’

June 5, 2007
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Pension Pro to Biz Don’t Throw Baby Out With Bathwater

June 4, 2007
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Former PBGC chief Bradley Belt argues that corporate executives eager to abandon their defined-benefit pensions may be cutting off their proverbial nose to spite their face.
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Bush Moves to Fill Top Positions at PBGC, DOL

May 3, 2007
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Charles E.F. Millard and Bradford Campbell would fill two long-vacant pension regulator posts.
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Pricing Back Pay Into the Cost of Doing Business

May 2, 2007
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At J&J, Smokers Keep Flame Alive Despite New Ban

March 22, 2007
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Johnson & Johnson banned smoking on its properties in January, and since then employees who smoke have had to brave the elements and improve their map reading skills.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Change From Informal to Formal Performance Management?

December 29, 2006
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Our technology firm anticipates rapid growth this year. Presently we conduct annual performance reviews that are rather informal. This method is manageable now, but as the company grows how could we introduce structured performance management for employees of various occupations?
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