Is your wellness program illegal according to the EEOC?

With pronouncements such as “sitting is the new smoking” and the surge in Type II diabetes, wellness programs have become very popular today. Many companies see multiple benefits to wellness for both the employee and the company. But there is a dark side to these plans declares the EEOC and they have declared some plans …

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Unions very unhappy with “ObamaCare” even calling for its repeal

  As we wind our way to the Affordable Care Act being increasingly more effective some of the early supporters of President Obama and “ObamaCare”, as the ACA has been called, have become very vocal opponents. Many unions are unhappy and even a few have called for its repeal. Unions displeased Writer Michael P. Tremoglie, …

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Same-Sex Civil Unions: States vs. Federal Recognition

There is a movement toward more and more states recognizing same-sex civil unions. The two most recent are Rhode Island and New York. This brings the total to five, the other three being Delaware, Hawaii and Illinois. The state civil union laws generally grant to civil union parties all the legal rights, benefits, protections and …

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The Genetic Dilemma for HR

I read an article on Scientific American about genome based medical decisions that was rather interesting. It described how we are getting to the point in the medical field about personalized drug regimens based upon the patients genetic make-up. Research has found that not everyone responds the same way to a particular drug even though …

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