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FMLA Can Be Used as a Warning System to Prevent Costly Absences: Survey

February 26, 2013
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Employers may be able to use the Family and Medical Leave Act as an early warning system to prevent or minimize costs associated with disability absences. According to a recent report, paying attention to FMLA claims gives employers the chance to connect employees with employee assistance programs and other existing health benefits.
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Women Represent Untapped Resource for Manufacturing Industry

February 22, 2013
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Women make up about a quarter of the manufacturing industry's workforce, according to a report by Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute. The same report suggests the industry should actively focus on recruiting women to hundreds of thousands of empty positions.
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Integrated Employee Recruitment Framework Could Save Time and Money

February 22, 2013
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As organizations seek to control costs and gain greater visibility into their total talent supply, more companies are adopting an integrated approach to talent acquisition.
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Final Heath Care Reform Law Regulation Limits Employee's Out-of-Pocket Expenses

February 21, 2013
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A final health care reform law regulation will limit the contribution amount an employee can pay for health care plans. The regulation will take effect in 2014.
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Majority of Employers Hope to Avoid Health Care Reform Compliance Costs: Survey

February 15, 2013
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A survey released by Willis Group Holdings shows a majority of employers say avoiding costs increases brought on by health care reform is very important to their business. Nearly two-thirds of employers who have calculated cost compliance say the law has led to increases, according to the survey.
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Pre-existing Perspective: New York Court Rules Against Reimbursing Employer

February 11, 2013
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A New York Appellate court ruled that an injured worker's diabetes and obesity do not qualify as pre-existing conditions.
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A Poor Dating Policy Could Break a Company's Heart—and Wallet

February 7, 2013
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With employees and companies becoming more accepting of office romances, companies should make sure they protect themselves from any potential sexual harassment or discrimination lawsuits.
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Study Touts the Benefits of Internal Social Networking Sites

February 4, 2013
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A recent study conducted by Baylor University found that developing an internal social networking site could help a company acclimate its new hires into the corporate culture, improve employees' morale and reduce turnover rates.
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IRS Releases Final Rules on Health Care Reform Costs

February 1, 2013
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The affordability test applies to employer-sponsored health plans. An employee is eligible to receive a federal subsidy to purchase insurance through an exchange if his or her employer's plan premium contribution exceeds 9.5 percent of his or her household income, according to IRS guidelines.
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