An employee who was convicted of insurance fraud—after he exaggerated a work-related injury to a doctor who then prescribed opiates—was not barred from recovering workers’ compensation benefits because another doctor found that the injury had still resulted in a permanent partial disability, the California Court of Appeal ruled.Tags: Benefits Compensation Equal Pay Pay
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Two large U.S. corporations—Cisco Systems and Whirlpool Corp.—have significantly increased their paid time off benefits for family members following...
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When employees are suffering financial hardship, it shows up in their work. As employers increasingly recognize that financial wellness...
Upheaval caused by recent hurricanes leads to temporary exemptions/waivers of written AAP requirements, extension of VETS-4212 reporting deadlineJanet L. Heins|Blog, News, Benefits, Compensation, Equal Pay, Pay
Two DOL agencies have modified some government contractor obligations in light of the turmoil resulting from recent hurricanes. First,...
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As the future of the Obama administration’s fiduciary advice rule remains in doubt, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission...
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Increased job-hopping and forgetting to update their contact details can cause 401(k) plan participants to “disappear.” Creating a “missing-participant...
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As the end of 2017 approaches, employers that failed to comply with the ACA’s coverage obligations may soon be...
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An employer that claimed it fired an employee for absenteeism was not entitled to summary judgment on the claims...
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