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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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GOP Senator Backs Senate's Bipartisan Immigration Reform Bill

June 11, 2013
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With Sen. Kelly Ayotte endorsing a bipartisan immigration reform bill, the proposed legislation appears likely to pass the Senate. However, the real test for the bill will be the House of Representatives, where it will face stiff GOP opposition.
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Immigration Reform Dealt a Setback as Talks Hit Impasse

June 7, 2013
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Congressman's departure from the House committee in charge of immigration reform leaves the future of the reform bill uncertain.
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High Court Affirmative Action Case Could Have Workplace Implications

June 5, 2013
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The forthcoming ruling from the Supreme Court on Fisher v. University of Texas is unpredictable and carries the potential to negatively affect the legality of affirmative action.
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Disaster Preparedness: Tornadoes

May 22, 2013
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The destruction caused to the town of Moore, Oklahoma, by an unusually powerful tornado this week serves as a reminder to employers the importance of being prepared for natural disasters.
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