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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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Employers' Deadline to Inform Employees of Health Exchanges and Cost-Sharing Plans Extended

January 30, 2013
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The March 1 deadline for businesses to notify employees of their benefits cost-sharing plans and government-run health insurance exchanges has been postponed. A new deadline is expected by fall.
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Average Salary for Technology Professional Rises 5.3 Percent: Survey

January 29, 2013
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The average salary for technology professionals rose 5.3 percent in 2012—the largest increase in a decade, according to a Dice Holdings Inc. salary survey.
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RPO Group Names New Board Members

January 28, 2013
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Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association announced Jan. 24 its board of directors for 2013-14. RPOA is a nonprofit organization that offers peer-support and thought-leadership for the RPO industry.
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New Changes Made to HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules

January 28, 2013
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Health and Human Services has issued final regulations that address recent legislative changes to the HIPAA privacy and date security rules. Compliance by employers will be required by Sept. 23, according to a press release.
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