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Creating a
Culture of Health
First-day sessions at this year's Health & Benefits Leadership Conference stressed the importance of focusing on creating an environment that encourages employees to adopt healthy behaviors without trying to force change upon them.
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Getting Schooled
Just as the increasingly sophisticated nature of many jobs makes education more important than ever, a recent survey finds that 41 percent of employers are sending current workers back to school to get advanced degrees, with some even offering to foot the tuition bill.
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Courts Boost LGBT Protections
A federal appeals court in Chicago is the latest to rule that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 covers sexual orientation. Despite conflicting decisions, some lawyers say the legal issue is nearly settled.
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A World of Change
In an exclusive interview with HRE, Scott Cawood, the new president and CEO of WorldatWork, shares his views on the many HR challenges facing organizations today -- including his own.
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Seeking FMLA Assistance
With a new study finding that more employers are opting to outsource FMLA management, experts offer HR leaders advice on what to consider before looking outside for help with handling leave requests.
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Pulling the Plug on Lifetime Benefits
After a court ruled that Honeywell wrongly denied lifetime healthcare benefits to some retirees, experts say employers should think twice before attempting to end similar programs.
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Balancing Interests
The National Labor Relations Board chair's dissent on a case centered on employee handbooks portends the board's future direction, legal experts say.
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No Hugs Allowed?
A recent court ruling could have employers scrambling to address hugging and other physical contact in their employee handbooks, legal experts say.
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Making Unlimited Vacation Work
If work/life balance is as big a conundrum as ever, giving workers more control over vacation is often seen as a big part of the solution. Some employers are beginning to grant unlimited vacation and sick time, and the results are surprising.
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HR's Immigration Concerns
As the Trump administration attempts to fulfill campaign promises on immigration, employment-law experts say employers need to explore other ways to get the talent they need.
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