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Check this: Employee background checks require caution

Nobody likes to be proven wrong, least of all employers. In an effort to hire the perfect person for a position, a company may gather as much information as possible about an applicant, such as a quick review of a ...

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Despite Senate moves, lawyers eye recess appointment case

WASHINGTON – This week’s Senate confirmation of Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the forward motion on the nominations to the National Labor Relations Board could ultimately lessen the blow of a potential U.S. Supreme ...

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Employers prepare for post-DOMA world


Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage Act’s refusal to recognize state same-sex marriages was unconstitutional, employers are scrambling to figure out how far they have to go in changing their employee benefit ...

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Agencies release final ACA contraception coverage rule

WASHINGTON — As lawsuits over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s contraception coverage mandate continue to work their way through courts across the country, federal regulators have finalized rules governing employer contraceptive coverage under the law.

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Religious employers have case to enjoin contraception mandate

Employers who operate their businesses in accordance with Christian principles may be entitled to enjoin the new contraception mandate promulgated under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the en banc 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in ...

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