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Imagine Getting 30 Job Offers a Month (It Isn’t as Awesome as You Might Think)
www.theatlantic.com

Web developers and engineers on the spammy economics of tech recruitment emails

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Can Companies Charge Smokers More for Health Insurance?
ww2.cfo.com

Probably, but they should consult their legal teams first.

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This Employee Quit Her Job Horribly. How Her Boss Responds Is Worse.
www.sliptalk.com

This employee tried to get creative on how to quit her job. How he responded made my jaw drop.

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Cheerleader files wage lawsuit against Oakland Raiders
www.bizjournals.com

A National Football League cheerleader has filed a lawsuit that says the Oakland Raiders failed to pay her the minimum wage and illegally withheld her paycheck until the season ended. The lawsuit should serve as a reminder to employers to be mindful of pay periods and to avoid unintentionally paying workers less than minimum wage, […]

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PPACA pushes dental further into voluntary
www.benefitspro.com

Adult dental care was not included as one of the Affordable Care Act’s essential health benefits, but many employers continue to offer the option of purchasing dental benefits, and many employees opt for coverage, says Wayne Emery, executive for employee benefits at insurance consulting firm Hylant. Some experts say the law will eventually require adult […]

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Americans Face Higher Insurance Costs for Employer-Based Care
www.foxbusiness.com

More Americans with employer-based health insurance say they will paying more for co-payments and deductibles this year thanks to the Affordable Care Act.

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Large companies’ innovative benefits programs help midsize firms expand offerings
www.businessinsurance.com

Large employers offer many innovative benefits programs that midsize firms may want to consider, Joanne Wojcik writes, citing full-replacement consumer-driven health plans and self-funded health benefits. “While large employers have effectively used their strong benefits to attract the best and brightest, midsize employers can compete if they know what they are up against,” Wojcik writes.

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Impact of budgetary hit to federal retirement weighed
www.washingtonpost.com

Requiring federal employees to pay more toward their retirement benefits likely would hurt retention, but effect on recruitment less certain, study says.

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Gay partner benefits growing at Fortune 500 firms
www.stltoday.com

Corporate support for gay and transgender rights is reaching workers in new corners of the country and economy six months after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, according to a new report card from the nation’s largest companies.

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How Do You Handle An Employee Who’s Not Performing?
womenofhr.com

The first step when dealing with an underperforming employee is to figure out exactly why the person isn’t meeting expectations, say several executives and business owners. “My first question is always to myself. ‘Have I trained them, given them all the tools and time to be successful?’ ” says Jeff Purtell, chief operating officer at […]

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Using Social Media to Find a Job – Part One
www.sodexousacareersblog.com

With the advent of social media, finding a job can become just a bit easier. That is, if you know how to use it correctly! The tools are changing rapidly so if you are going to engage with employers in online communities, you’ll want to put your best foot forward. That means developing your personal […]

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San Francisco Supervisors back flexible work schedules
www.sfgate.com

Employees who take care of children, parents or other family members should have the right to at least ask for a flexible work schedule, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed Tuesday. The vote means that board President David Chiu’s legislation – which would require employers in San Francisco to consider workers’ requests for […]

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IBM settles with US Justice Department over job listings
www.reuters.com

IBM has agreed to pay $44,400 in civil penalties to settle allegations that certain of its online job postings preferred foreign workers with temporary work visas over U.S. citizens.

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Talking down to your workers? Stop
www.greatleadershipbydan.com

Too many bosses treat employees in condescending or patronizing ways, writes Dan McCarthy. Avoiding certain phrases or ideas can help you to stop seeming so pompous, but it’s important to remember that you’ll always come across badly if you secretly believe you’re better than your workers. “A simple phase like ‘How are you doing today’ […]

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