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According to a press release on the findings of McGraw Wentworth's "2013 Southeast Michigan Mid-Market Group Benefits Survey" midsize employers are making moderate health plan changes to keep costs down, but to continue to offer health and wellness benefits that drive talent management and retention.
Fisher & Phillips Attorney John Thompson provides several considerations for employers that have nursing mothers at work who are now entitled to lactation breaks under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) now requires employers to provide adequate private space for nursing mothers to express breast milk at work to feed their babies at home. But, says Attorney John Thompson, the provision is "really still relatively unknown."
A union’s recording secretary happened upon the union president and vice president viewing pornography on a union-owned computer. After she reported the incident, she said the officers retaliated against her. She filed suit, arguing that they violated the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA).
While, the number of advertisements for job openings in higher education continued to grow at a moderating pace, the number of jobs in higher education was essentially unchanged in the first quarter of 2013, according to a new report from HigherEdJobs.
In what may signal a fledgling movement across the states, Florida is poised to become the third state to preempt local leave laws and ordinances passed by political subdivisions within the state. However, many states and cities are moving in the opposite direction, granting paid leave in various forms to employees within the state and local boundaries.
By Tammy Binford
A wave of strikes by fast-food and other low-wage workers continues to spread in major cities around the country as employees take action to increase their pay and gain other workplace rights and benefits. Strikes have taken place in New York City, Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit, and Milwaukee as the movement appears to be gaining strength.
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