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January 15, 2013 – 2,950 views
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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) might release its updated version of Form I9, this fall. The updated form will most likely be eighty percent larger than before and will increase from five-page to nine-page document. It will also include many changes when compared to the previous version. Though some of the changes proposed aim to enhance employee verification process, most of the alterations can actually make the process difficult. However, some of the changes proposed for the new form are controversial... Full Story 
January 15, 2013 – 2,395 views
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Human beings have no hand to control the whims of nature. The recent disturbances in weather, including the cyclones that constantly hit the coastal states, the blizzards, and the snow storms hitting the North bear testimony to this fact. Such disturbances in weather make it difficult to continue with a satisfactory working ambiance in the factories and workplaces. Most companies are forced to shut down during such inclement weather. But, some companies do try and keep their work units open, albeit in a much smaller set-up at such adverse times. Most workers get their wages as per the standard wage laws during such times of inclement weather... Full Story 
January 15, 2013 – 2,086 views
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Health Savings Accounts or HSAs, as they’re simply called, are increasing tremendously in popularity in recent times. HSAs are being invested in by both employers as well as individual employees. While employers offer it as health insurance to their employees, a good number of people are looking for their own personalized plan. HSAs are appealing to employers and employees alike for several reasons. Health Savings Accounts are similar to personal savings accounts, except for three major differences. Full Story 
January 11, 2013 – 2,820 views
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FMLA (The Family and Medical Leave Act) is an often litigated and complex piece of legislation that organizations should follow for childcare, medical, and family leave. FMLA sanctions employees to take unpaid and job-protected leaves for specific medical and family reasons. This includes health insurance as well. Under this leave, employees will be entitled to 12 workweeks leave... Full Story 
January 11, 2013 – 2,049 views
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Small businesses and consumers are growing increasingly agitated with the lack of effective and affordable options in health care. The PPACA (Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act) has paved a way for small groups and individuals to access affordable health care exchanges across their state of residence and to sign up for “Coop” or “Consumer Oriented & Operated Plan”, which is a new kind of health care scheme... Full Story 
January 7, 2013 – 2,410 views
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Companies pay their employees for the amount of time spent working for them. This also applies to the time the employees spend traveling for the job directly. The normal daily commute between the workplace and home doesn’t count unless it is due to an emergency call by the company. This pay for travel time is called travel pay... Full Story 
January 7, 2013 – 2,765 views
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The main part of internal investigations includes examination and collection of recorded and written evidence, network forensics, and interviews with witnesses and suspects. It may even require you to consult managers. So, before conducting the investigation, here are few things you should consider... Full Story 
January 7, 2013 – 2,470 views
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Decisions regarding health care coverage plans are made on a regular basis. The PPACA (Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act) ensures that health care exchanges fulfill their promise by providing quality health care at affordable prices. According to the act, states have time until the end of the year to inform the federal government about how their exchanges will be run – whether it will be run by the owners, whether a new entity will be created and designated the task of running them, or if the responsibility will be handed over to the government... Full Story