IRS Releases Highly Anticipated Cash Balance Plan Regulations

Recently issued regulations provide long-awaited guidance to sponsors of hybrid retirement plans on a variety of issues, including the market rate of return requirement and required changes for plans using...
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The most bizarre interview we’ve ever heard about

This idiotic candidate broke three basic rules of job interviewing: 1) Don’t show up drunk, 2) don’t get angry when you’re asked questions, and 3) don’t assault the boss. And...
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4 ways the GOP could actually change Obamacare

With Republicans now in control of both houses of Congress, Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell has publicly vowed to repeal the healthcare reform law at any cost. That’s not going to happen while President...
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EEOC’s litigation strategy gets slapped around in Senate hearing

Republicans’ predicted assault on what some employers perceive as over-aggressive agency enforcement of employment laws may have just begun — and they haven’t even taken control of Congress...
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No, the world is not fair. Good-looking people do better. Get over it.

Apparently, the world is exactly as superficial as we all feared. Richard Madison, marketing executive of the online Brighton School of Business and Management in Britain, recently put together some stats...
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Successful Delegation — Developing Your Productivity Skills

Learn how to master the skill of delegation and become more productive at work. One of the fundamental problems that people have when making the step up to management is the inability to delegate effectively....
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Employer Owes $735K to African Americans Employees Victimized by Racial Slurs on Dock

If racial slurs are being directed against some of your workers, you’ll certainly want to put a stop to that. A Chicago-based wholesale grocer and manufacturer did just that, agreed to resolve an...
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EEOC Sues Rail Company for Use of Tests to Screen Applicants for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Employers can’t screen out job applicants on the suspicion, backed by dubious medical testing, that they might develop a disability. That’s the gist of a lawsuit the EEOC filed today under...
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BizSpeak 2014: What those workplace phrases really mean

A cynic might claim the language of business is really secret code. Well, we’ve deciphered it.   Actually, we didn’t crack the case — Luke Lewis, writing on the Irish Times website,...
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Are these strippers employees? Judge makes $10.8M call

You know the cost of misclassifying employees as independent contractors. But can you determine whether or not these exotic dancers were employees? Here are the facts: The dancers couldn’t adjust...
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