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March 15, 2013 – 2,561 views
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An aging workforce can pose a lot of problems to the employers, as they have to look into a lot of needs of their aged employees. In the US, reports suggest that many employers have introduced new polices to deal with the problems of an aging workforce, and many companies have found that phased retirement programs are a good solution to these problems... Full Story 
March 15, 2013 – 2,307 views
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Cloud computing has positioned itself as a standard method to perform software operations for a large number of businesses now. It has many significant benefits over the traditional methods, including cost savings. It is basically a system through which applications and software programs are analyzed and used via an internet connection. The Internet is actually referred to as the “cloud”. Multiple servers based in a multitude of locations host the software. Many users in the same organization can get access to the software simultaneously and from various locations using the internet... Full Story 
March 12, 2013 – 2,593 views
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The background check is a critical part of hiring. You can't afford making poor decisions while hiring for your own business. A single hiring mistake could cause the total collapse of the company. The Chamber of Commerce estimates that employee theft causes 30 percent of failures in small businesses. Carrying out background checks effectively will remove a considerable amount of risk involved in hiring... Full Story 
March 8, 2013 – 2,337 views
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It is mandatory for private sector employers to comply with the 1970 Occupational Safety Act to enable workers comp coverage when required. They are required to record workplace illnesses and injuries under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration or OSHA forms 101 and 200. The mandatory recordkeeping applies to all employers who employ more than ten employees. These records help employees in industries, which fall under high-hazard categories. They also help compile survey material. Additionally, the employees remain informed of their record. The same records are required to be maintained even for employers in plans that are not under federal jurisdiction, but under State jurisdiction... Full Story 
March 8, 2013 – 2,618 views
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‘Affirmative Action Compliance’ can be referred to as a program that establishes guidelines to promote equality at a workplace. The emphasis is on maintaining an equal and fair workforce at the workplace. The guidelines will have to be strictly adhered to at the time of service and recruitment. The affirmative action, covering an employer must be reviewed and revised timely. At the time of annual review, necessary actions should be taken in case of any discrepancies... Full Story 
March 8, 2013 – 2,293 views
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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) or Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) was incorporated in the United States health care law on March 23, 2010. The act is aimed at reducing the number of uninsured Americans and decreasing the cost of overall health care. The PPACA provides many mechanisms such as tax credits, subsidies, and mandates that help reduce overall health care costs. The act requires insurance establishments to cover every applicant and provide the same rates irrespective of gender or pre-existing conditions... Full Story 
March 6, 2013 – 2,476 views
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An H-1B, a non-immigrant visa, is provided to the foreign professionals for work authorization. They must specifically have some sort of highly specialized knowledge in their field and a bachelor's degree or equivalent as a minimum qualification. The fields could be architecture, mathematics, engineering, social sciences, physical sciences, health and medicine, biotechnology, education, arts, theology, law, business specialties... Full Story 
March 4, 2013 – 2,196 views
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The legislation that came into effect during June 2012 was a massive step towards enlightening and clarifying participants and plan sponsors about the fees paid for the 401(k) plans. The latest law requires each plan to provide fiduciaries and their plan sponsors with a fee disclosure report, also called the 408(b) 2 Document. The participants and plan sponsors can resort to numerous steps in efforts to ensure that their 401(k) fees are reasonable and fair in keeping with the plan’s size... Full Story