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Cynthia Kitagawa of Insight Consulting & Training LLC will provide employers with valuable information on creating and encouraging employee accountability to ensure successful completion of personal work goals, team goals, and organizational objectives.
In response to a recent court decision vacating portions of the Department of Labor's current prevailing wage rate regulations, the Departments of Labor and Homeland Security published an interim final rule in the Federal Register last week that articulates the methodology that will be used to calculate prevailing wages for H-2B guestworkers.
In preparing to implement the January 1, 2014 sunset date on ACA's Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (ERRP), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a notice regarding termination dates of certain operational processes under the program including:
The National Labor Relations Board recently held that an employer's decision to terminate three employees for Facebook postings, as well as the company's creation of a policy prohibiting wage and salary disclosure violated Section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act ("NLRA").
An employee working as an externship coordinator at a for-profit school is not required to arbitrate her FMLA claims despite signing an acknowledgment form for a handbook containing a dispute resolution policy requiring arbitration.
On April 16, the National Labor Relations Board released an Advice Memorandum issued in January, which directs a Regional Office to file a complaint alleging that a paper mill operator violated Section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act by maintaining a code of conduct policy that investigations must be held in strict confidence to protect witnesses from harassment, keep evidence from being destroyed, and to prevent a cover-up.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has determined that in March of 2012, 82 percent of private sector employees who received medical coverage were required to share in the cost, and 91 percent of workers were required to share in the cost of family coverage.