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Many 401(k) Participants Would be Hit Hard by Proposed Tax Changes: EBRI Study

November 11, 2011
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Worker and employer contributions to a 401(k) plan are capped at $49,000 or 100 percent of a worker's pay, whichever is lower, under the current federal tax code.
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Hospital Employee Sues Employer After Being 'Traumatized' in Hostage Drill

November 11, 2011
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In the complaint, Ourida Diktakis alleges that the hospital's administrators intentionally did not inform her or the ICU staff of the drill. She claims the hospital's actions not only 'emotionally traumatized' her and her staff, but put patients in the ICU at risk by unnecessarily detaining their caregivers.
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San Diego Public Employee Pension System Reform Going to Popular Vote in 2012

November 9, 2011
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The proposal would see traditional pension benefits for all new city hires—excluding police—eliminated in favor of a 401(k)-style retirement plan.
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Teacher Alleges Retaliation by School District for Giving Newspaper Interview

October 21, 2011
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A Long Island, New York, elementary school teacher has filed a lawsuit claiming her former employers tarnished her reputation and fired her after she gave an interview to a local newspaper.
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Former Press Box Hostess Sues Indianapolis Colts Over Pay, Work Hours

October 12, 2011
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According to court documents, the woman is seeking class-action status that would include other unnamed hostesses, in part because ‘some, if not most, of the individual group members may not be aware of their rights to wages under federal and Indiana law, or may not, because of financial means or experience, be in a position to seek the assistance of counsel to commence individual litigation.’
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Small, Midsize Firms Overlook Social Media Risks, Legal Experts Say

June 3, 2011
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Small and midsize businesses rarely purchase social media coverage, several experts say. It’s usually the largest companies that purchase such protection.
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