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Workforce October 2013

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October 2013

Volume: 92
Edition: 10

Al Lewis: The Wellness Warrior

October 10, 2013
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Al Lewis touted disease-management programs; now he thinks they’re diseased. Does he have the cure or is he just the cough that won’t go away?
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Is the ROI on an MBA Now MIA?

October 14, 2013
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It has been 70 years since the first executive MBA program emerged. Will the 'return on investment' question ever get answered?
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The Pill Game

October 10, 2013
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PBMs are the unknown middlemen who help lower drug prices, but the industry is dogged by criticism, including lack of transparency.
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Clothes Encounters of the Supreme Kind

October 14, 2013
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Supreme Court’s latest session to hear key employment law cases, including union activity, the NLRB, statute of limitations on benefits and — dressing at work?
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The Last Word: Absorbing the Lessons of a Five-Year Plan

October 10, 2013
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America’s workforce deserves a huge amount of credit for its ability to rise to the task. But how much longer can that last?
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A Reason to Retire Early?

October 16, 2013
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As an employer, it’s a good time to examine your talent acquisition and talent management strategy to determine what your strategy is to keep and/or attract the employees you need to achieve your organization’s desired outcomes.
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People Moves, October 2013

October 11, 2013
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Andy Roane to Yoh Services, Jim Flanigan to Pep Boys, and Helene Dankner to Segal Co.
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What If Email Got Pantsed?

October 14, 2013
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Workforce talks to Scott Berkun, author and former Microsoft Corp. manager, to hear what he learned from working at the startup company and why email overload is just the tip of the iceberg.
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Hey, Jealousy: Envy Blossoms Among In-House Workers

October 11, 2013
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Allowing some employees to telecommute may inspire resentment in those who aren’t allowed the privilege.
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Legal Briefing: FMLA Updated for Same-Sex Marriage Laws

October 16, 2013
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The U.S. Labor Department recently updated its Family and Medical Leave Act policies following the U.S. Supreme Court's DOMA ruling.
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High Sovereignty Stakes in Card Dealer Case

October 13, 2013
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Court to hear arguments on whether an American Indian casino can prevent blackjack dealers from organizing.
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It’s Always the Time of the Season for Benefits Open Enrollment

August 8, 2013
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With shifting plans and new laws, communicating benefits options has become a year-round event.
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Metabolic Methods: Aetna Says Incentives Improved Worker Health

October 15, 2013
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As cases of metabolic syndrome spike nationally, the insurer is seeing a decline after three years of the program.
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When Wellness Leaders Rise From the Mire

October 15, 2013
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A health promotion consultancy offers thoughts to consider when assessing whether your wellness leader is a dinosaur headed for the tar pit.
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A Nation of Wage Stagnation

October 14, 2013
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After a decade of flat wages, two economists say major changes are needed — and employers aren’t going to like them: Raise the minimum wage and create opportunities for workers to join unions.
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SUB-Pay Plans Could Ease Employer Severance Costs

August 8, 2013
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The plan is a tax-exempt trust account set up by employers to offset state unemployment insurance.
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Five Things to Know About Working With Staffing Firms

October 16, 2013
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Employers should be aware that the use of temporary workers can pose a number of unanticipated difficulties.
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Not-So-Temporary Solutions

October 16, 2013
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With issues like the impending implementation of the Affordable Care Act, employers are still hesitant to commit to full-time hires and are looking to temporary staffing to fill the void. Hot List and Data Bank within.
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