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Veteran Benchmark Won't Change Until 2016 for Calendar-Year Plans
The lowering of the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 hiring benchmark for veterans from 7.2 percent to 7 percent won't take effect until January 2016 for federal contractors with calendar-year plans.

Benefits
EEOC's Wellness Proposed Rule Diverges from HIPAA Requirements
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has acknowledged two key differences between its proposed rule on wellness programs and the Americans with Disabilities Act, as compared to existing Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements.

Compensation
Use of On-Call Shifts in Retail Industry Questioned in N.Y.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman launched a preliminary investigation into the staffing practices of 13 national retailers to determine whether their on-call scheduling practices violate New York labor laws.
 
Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility
California Drought: How HR Can Help
HR professionals can take a leading role in helping organizations comply with the spirit of California Gov. Jerry Brown's executive order to encourage water conservation in the face of the state's drought. 

Staffing Management
E-Verify: The Future of Employment Eligibility for All?
Many are unaware that some proposed bills on immigration mandate the use  of E-Verify by every U.S. employer.

 

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