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Workforce October 2014

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October 2014

Volume: 93
Edition: 10

Painkiller Addiction: An ‘Equal Opportunity Destroyer’

September 29, 2014
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An injured worker with a painkiller addiction not only represents a health and safety concern for that individual, but also presents potential liabilities for the employer.
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A Benefit Evolution

October 1, 2014
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Health care benefits still offer a sense of financial and emotional security despite the substantial changes in who pays for what.
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‘Best’ Lists Best Bets?

September 29, 2014
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Top workplace lists have proliferated in the past two decades. But not all lists are created equally, and experts question whether some capture what makes a workplace great.
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Raquel Oden: Invested on Wall Street

September 30, 2014
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Racquel Oden looks toward the changes in clientele to guide her training and diversity initiatives for Merrill Lynch’s wealth management financial advisers.
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Truth and Dare: You Must Leave to Get Paid

September 28, 2014
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Retaining top young talent is a shell game that’s part fear, part timing and part dare.
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Need ACA Help? Go Ask 'Grandma'

September 30, 2014
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Halbig v. Burwell challenged the IRS interpretation of two conflicting provisions and lost at the U.S. District Court of D.C. The appeals court overturned the lower court’s decision.
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The Age of Living Wage?

October 3, 2014
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The prevailing argument for boosting minimum wage is: It’s the right thing to do. That’s nice, but for a lot of organizations, it makes good business sense, too.
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YourForce: An Apple a Day ...

September 28, 2014
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What the iPhone did for communication and entertainment, wearable devices may do for health and wellness programs, too.
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HR Is No Longer a Nonstarter at Nonprofits, Research Shows

August 11, 2014
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Nonprofit organizations are increasingly recognizing that a focus on strong talent leads to stronger output.
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By the Numbers, October 2014

September 30, 2014
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Big headaches, high deductibles and the 'lies" have it.
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People Moves, October 2014

October 1, 2014
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Bridgett Paradise to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Edmund M. Brady III to Ventas Inc.; and Masha Osherova to Warner Music Group Corp.
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Legal Briefing: Migraines Produce Headache for Boeing

October 2, 2014
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An employer’s notice of an employee’s medical condition or disability can be direct evidence of FMLA violations or disability discrimination.
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The Changing Landscape of LGBT Discrimination Laws

October 1, 2014
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There are no federal laws that ban discrimination for sexual orientation or gender identity in the workplace, but companies and lawmakers are working to change that.
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Legal Briefing: Be Letter-Perfect on FMLA

October 2, 2014
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Employers should consider mailing all legally mandated letters via a method requiring acknowledgment of receipt to avoid disputes, such as certified mail.
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House Calls Via Phone Calls

September 28, 2014
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Telemedicine programs can help workers defer the ever-growing cost of health care.
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When a Company Match Is in the Mix

September 30, 2014
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There’s no set structure, and companies aren’t required to match employee 401(k) contributions; for those that do, formulas vary.


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Dropping Dependents Could Depend on Audit

September 29, 2014
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One cost-saving strategy is growing in popularity: conducting audits to ensure that every dependent is eligible for health care benefits.
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The Prognosis for Fall Benefits Season? Confusion

September 28, 2014
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Many employees will find new benefit options and other changes that will require more education and assistance from employers as workers make their choices.
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Special Report: Staffing Still Soaring

October 1, 2014
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The staffing industry continues to enjoy growth, as the number of temporary workers reached an all-time high this year.
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