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2009-12-22 07:00:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BNA Books, a division of specialized news and information publisher BNA, announced today the publication of the Third Edition of Privacy in Employment Law, which continues to bring to light the extent, and limits, of individual rights and employer authority in this litigious area of workplace law. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090529/DC24463LOGO) The new Third Edition of Privacy in Employment Law includes the following...

2009-11-17 10:51:00

Eight-Year Worldwide Study Finds U.S. Lacking Compared to Other Nations on Paid Sick Days, Paid Paternal Leave, Breastfeeding, Other Worker Supports WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A major new study by researchers at Harvard and McGill Universities - the largest ever to look at working conditions worldwide - finds the United States far behind other economically successful nations in terms of adopting policies that support workers and families. The new study finds that 14...

2009-11-16 10:29:00

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri is pleased to announce Newborn and Parenting Resources - a new service designed to help new mothers adjust to their newborn baby and return to work after maternity leave. Newborn and Parenting Resources is available to all new and in-force short term disability plans effective January 1, 2010. New moms have access to Newborn and Parenting Resources once their baby arrives and their short term disability claim...

2009-11-11 08:39:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 16 years after the original Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was passed, flight attendants and flight crews across the country, are finally about to be granted access to the same coverage that has long benefited working families. The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA) today applauded the U.S. Senate for approving the Airline Flight Crew Family and Medical Leave Act, S. 1422. "We are happy to announce to our over 50,000...

2009-11-11 06:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- WellPoint's affiliated Life and Disability Companies are pleased to announce Newborn and Parenting Resources - a new service designed to help new mothers adjust to their newborn baby and return to work after maternity leave. Newborn and Parenting Resources are available to all new and in-force short term disability plans offered by the affiliates effective 1/1/2010. New moms have access to Newborn and Parenting Resources once their baby arrives and...

2009-11-10 16:11:00

Announces Obama Administration endorsement of Healthy Families Act WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Deputy Secretary of Labor Seth Harris today testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee on Children and Families regarding workplace flexibility and paid leave in the context of the 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic. Harris expressed the administration's strong support for the Healthy Families Act as a way to provide workplace flexibilities and...

2009-11-10 09:00:00

SHRM member from Wingate Healthcare outlines SHRM's voluntary paid leave principles ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In testimony today before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee on Children and Families, Elissa O'Brien, SPHR, vice president of human resources for Wingate Healthcare, urged Congress to consider alternative approaches to policies governing workplace leave that reflect the needs of today's workforce. O'Brien testified on behalf...

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2009-10-07 11:45:00

New research released on Tuesday showed the number of employees calling in sick to work with fake excuses is holding steady at one-third among U.S. workers each year but fewer are getting fired for it, Reuters reported. The survey conducted for CareerBuilder.com, an online jobs site, noted that around 15 percent of employers said they fired an employee for missing work without a legitimate excuse this year. However, the research showed that 18 percent of employers fired employees that were...

2009-10-01 14:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today its inclusion in the 2009 Working Mother 100 Best Companies for its unwavering dedication to family-friendly benefits. This is WellPoint's first year on the list. WellPoint and the other winning companies lead the way in pioneering programs that support families, with 100 percent offering flextime, on-site lactation and telecommuting; and 98 percent offering job-sharing and wellness programs--numbers that...

2009-09-28 09:36:47

Nearly half of U.S. workers have no paid sick leave -- a problem that could worsen the spread of the fall flu season, officials said. A child can't stay home without a parent staying with them. So if the parent doesn't have paid sick time, the child mostly likely goes to school, and the parent goes to work, said Shula Warren, chief of staff for New York City council member Gale Brewer. The second sweep this year of the H1N1 flu virus has re-ignited arguments about how much sick leave...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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