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Author: larryc Created: 12/2/2008 1:49 PM
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Cutting Health Care Costs by Legalizing Marijuana.
By larryc on 8/11/2009 1:10 PM
Thirteen states have legalized the selling of marijuana for medicinal purposes while other states are taking this legalization into consideration.

Employee Free Choice Act
By larryc on 7/23/2009 8:42 AM
This legislation would change federal law with regards to the rights of workers to unionize.

Can You be too Fat to be Appointed Surgeon General?
By larryc on 7/23/2009 8:10 AM
Much has been made in the media lately regarding President Obama’s pick for the next Surgeon General, Dr. Regina M. Benjamin, and whether it’s appropriate to nominate an overweight individual for this position. Research has shown that weight is not always a reliable barometer for health, and yet we seem to be obsessed with it...

Felony Franks in Chicago Employs Ex-Offenders
By larryc on 7/21/2009 10:53 AM
ABC News ran a story this morning about a Chicago businessman named Jim Andrews who recently opened a hot-dog stand, “Felony Franks,” which employs rehabilitated ex-felons who are looking for an opportunity to improve their lives...

Companies Showing an Increase in Data Theft
By larryc on 7/21/2009 7:16 AM
With the high number of layoffs that have occurred over the past year or two, companies are seeing a surge in data theft from their employees.

Sun-Times Media Group Suspends Pension Plan Payments
By larryc on 7/20/2009 7:46 AM
Sun-Times Media Group, parent of the Chicago Sun-Times, filed for bankruptcy protection in March of this year and has since failed to make more than $800,000 in required payments to its five pension plans...

Employers Oppose Health Care Mandates and Curbing Tax-Free Benefits
By larryc on 7/15/2009 6:37 AM
A recent survey showed that more than 60% of U.S. employers oppose capping the tax-favored status of employer-paid health care premiums as part of health care reform legislation. More than 50% of employers also oppose the proposed healthcare mandates. Despite employer opinions, both of these scenarios are likely to be included in any proposed health care reform legislation, as federal lawmakers are looking for ways to produce some revenue needed to provide health insurance premium subsidies for a portion of the country’s 46 million uninsured...

Ricci v. DeStefano – What it Means for Employers
By larryc on 7/13/2009 10:42 AM
In a recent narrow decision, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that New Haven, CT firefighters were the victims of discrimination when they were denied promotions because of their race. The court’s ruling reversed a controversial court of appeals decision and could change the way employers approach discrimination...

Administration Committed to E-Verify
By larryc on 7/8/2009 3:10 AM
DHS Secretary Napolitano publicly supports E-Verify at last...

CMU Study finds Social Security IDs Easy to Predict
By larryc on 7/7/2009 10:37 AM
It may be time for the U.S. to re-evaluate its reliance on the use of Social Security numbers as a form of personal identification...


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