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Presidential Veto Means Swift Elections Nearly Here
Yesterday, President Barack Obama vetoed a congressional resolution against the National Labor Relations Board’s so-called “ambush election” rule. Unless blocked by a SHRM-supported lawsuit, the rule takes effect in two weeks. 
 

Confront Pay Disparity Between Highest and Lowest Earners
“Pay inequality has been one of the most controversial public issues since the economic downturn,” according to pay consultancy Hay Group.
 

Unclear Beneficiaries Force Retirement Plans into Court
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit’s ruling in Becker v. Williams, handed down on Jan. 28, 2015, highlights the pitfalls of maintaining ambiguous plan rules governing beneficiary designations.

Cost-Shifting to Cost-Sharing: Small Business Health Maneuvers
To date, the Affordable Care Act has not strongly driven premium increases or cost-shifting to employees in health plans offered by employers. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, premiums in employer-sponsored plans rose more steeply from 2004 to 2009 than from 2009 to 2014. Deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses have risen more or less steadily across that 10-year period.

Mental Illness in the Workplace: Reminders Related to the Germanwings Crash House Bill Would Ban Porn at Work

Consumer-Directed Health Plans Save Money Over Time

 

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