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Thomas Perez Appointed Secretary of Labor

July 24, 2013
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Thomas Perez was appointed the secretary of Labor July 18. His appointment was met with caution by employer groups but welcomed by pro-union groups.
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Economy, Obama Administration Policies Are Top Employer Priorities in 2013: Survey

July 9, 2013
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Employers are focusing on current economic conditions and the policies of the Obama administration this year, according to a survey conducted by law firm Littler Mendelson.
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The Hot List 2013: Relocation Services Providers

June 27, 2013
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For the past year or so, a steadily improving economy and a rebounding housing market have turned employer uneasiness about relocating employees into cautious willingness to move personnel domestically. International transfer, though, appear to be increasing at a quicker pace.
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DOMA Ruling Puts Gay Couples on Equal Benefits Footing

June 26, 2013
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Now that the Defense of Marriage Act is defunct, employers will be able to provide equal benefits packages for all employees.
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Clarity on Affirmative Action Case Will Have to Wait

June 25, 2013
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The Supreme Court sent back Fisher v. University of Texas to the lower courts June 24, meaning it could be a while before this case carries any serious implications for affirmative action programs.
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Behavioral Change: Behavior-Motivating Recognition Programs on the Rise, Survey Finds

June 19, 2013
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In the past five years, behavior-motivating plans have become an increasingly popular aspect of employee recognition programs, according to a new survey.
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#SHRM13 Stands for Party

June 18, 2013
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Party on, human resource professionals. You guys do it well.
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Federal Court Says 'Black Swan' Interns Should Have Been Paid

June 14, 2013
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A federal court ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, who were unpaid interns for Fox Searchlight Inc. during the company's production of the film 'Black Swan,' deciding they should have been paid for their services.
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