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  • IRS: Employers Face $36,500 Per Worker Tax for ´Obamacare Dumping´

    05/26/2014 10:47:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Breitbart´s Big Government, ^ | 5/27/14 | Wynton Hall
    The Internal Revenue Service ruled it will impose a tax penalty on employers of up to $36,500 per worker for dumping employees into the Obamacare exchanges. The New York Times, which broke the story, reports: When employers provide coverage, their contributions, averaging more than $5,000 a year per employee, are not counted as taxable income to workers. But the Internal Revenue Service said employers could not meet their obligations under the health care law by simply reimbursing employees for some or all of their premium costs. The IRS ruling is an effort by the Obama administration to stop employers with...
  • Treasury: Employers must “self-attest” that ObamaCare not behind staffing decisions under penalty

    02/11/2014 10:31:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/11/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Old and busted: Businesses will love ObamaCare for its cost savings in health care! New hotness: Businesses had better not make staffing decisions based on cost savings from ObamaCare-fueled price spikes! After its latest delay in implementing the employer mandate, the Obama administration rebuffed criticisms that the law incentivizes employers to shift to part-time work by announcing the Treasury Inquisition — ahem, excuse me, the Treasury Attestation Department: The latest announcement comes after the administration heard from businesses about their concerns with the looming ObamaCare rules. However, the change is sure to raise more questions about the health and implementation...
  • Obamacare: Workplace Disaster Ahead

    01/09/2014 1:06:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2014 | Betsey, McCaughey
    In 2014, 25 million to 30 million Americans who have employer-provided health insurance are likely to lose it thanks to Obamacare’s requirement that all plans cover what Washington deems “essential benefits.” Some employers will consider that unaffordable and drop coverage altogether, when their current, lower cost plans expire over the course of the year. These 25 to 30 million are in addition to 6 million who bought plans in the individual market and had them cancelled by January 1. The plight of those 6 million made headline news and caused the first cracks in the Democratic Party’s support for the...
  • 300 Local Government Employers Cut Hours, Blame ObamaCare

    12/19/2013 4:25:29 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    IBD ^ | 12/19/13 | JED GRAHAM
    More than 300 public sector employers have systematically cut work hours for part-time employees to avoid liability under ObamaCare's employer insurance mandate. IBD's list of both public and private-sector employers cutting work hours or staffing levels as a result of the employer mandate now totals 388. Among the new additions to the list is Miami-Dade County Public Schools, which will limit part-time workers to 25 hours per week. Penn State University joins a large group of colleges cutting work hours for undergraduate and graduate students to avoid responsibility for paying for their health care.
  • Memo to an Applicant

    09/23/2013 6:20:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 23, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    Dear Job Applicant, It was wholly a pleasure to be asked to look over your writing samples and offer my appraisal of your prospects as a writer of opinion. I am much complimented. And hasten to send you a few notes for future reference: --Offer the reader original, even provocative, thought. Don't settle for the conventional clichés employed by your side of the political spectrum, whatever it may be. Be ideologically unreliable. It's more interesting. For both you and the reader. Think your subject through, don't just react the way you're expected to. Or appeal to the lowest common...
  • PRI's Can't Access Obamacare & Employers Do Not Have To Pay Anything Under Obamacare For Them

    07/02/2013 2:29:42 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 3 replies
    Self | July 2, 2013 | Stayfree
    Heard caller on Mark Levin who said that under the Senate Immigration Reform, PRI's (Provisional Resident Immigrants) can not access Obamacare and if employers having 50 or more employees fire all their employees who are US citizens and hire all PRI's instead, the employer will not have to provide them with health insurance and will not have to pay any fines for not doing so. American citizens should be very afraid of this bill if what the caller said is true......
  • Employers Are Not Immigration Officers

    06/17/2013 4:16:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2013 | Jeff Jacoby
    Immigration reform is notoriously contentious. Yet it's hard to find anyone who doesn't think employers should be barred from hiring illegal immigrants — and sharply penalized if they do so. When President Obama last week endorsed what he called the "common-sense, bipartisan" immigration package now before the Senate, he praised it for getting tough on "shady employers" who "knowingly hire undocumented workers." The White House website devotes an entire page to workplace enforcement of immigration restrictions. It leads off with the president's call for "cracking down more forcefully" on companies that employ undocumented aliens, and boasts that his administration has...
  • With Many Positions to Fill, Employers Wait for Perfection

    04/18/2013 6:44:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03/06/2013 | By CATHERINE RAMPELL
    American employers have a variety of job vacancies, piles of cash and countless well-qualified candidates. But despite a slowly improving economy, many companies remain reluctant to actually hire, stringing job applicants along for weeks or months before they make a decision. If they ever do. The number of job openings has increased to levels not seen since the height of the financial crisis, but vacancies are staying unfilled much longer than they used to — an average of 23 business days today compared to a low of 15 in mid-2009, according to a new measure of Labor Department data by...
  • Sorry Virginia, But Employers Aren't Social Workers

    03/25/2013 6:50:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    RCM ^ | 03/25/2013 | Jeffrey Dorfman
    It is now almost four years since the end of the recession, yet unemployment is still at almost eight percent and would be much higher if so many people had not given up completely which means that they don't count as unemployed anymore. This is actually the third recovery in a row during which job growth has been more tepid than the historical norm. Further, employment has recovered more weakly each time: this is the worst jobs recovery, the recovery following the 2001 recession is next, and the recovery following the 1991 recession is the best (or least worst) of...
  • IRS: Obamacare doesn’t require you [employers] to offer ‘affordable’ family coverage

    02/12/2013 9:13:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Human Resources Bernefits Alert ^ | January 3, 2013 | Jared Bilski
    After a barrage of guidance, the IRS finally published its proposed regs on the Affordable Care Act’s “Employer Shared Responsibility” provision, along with a practical Q&A with real-life examples for employers. Here’s help making sense of it all. At this point, virtually every organization knows that all “large” employers — those with 50 or more full-time employees — must provide all full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) with health insurance or pay a “shared-responsibility” penalty. Obamacare considers individuals who work at least 30 hours each week to be an FTE, However, many employers will be surprised by at least one clarification the...
  • With Obamacare now a reality, employers choose strategies

    11/12/2012 8:01:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11/12/2012 | KARA SPAK
    Obamacare’s coming. Love it or hate it, President Barack Obama’s re-election Tuesday cleared the last major hurdle toward implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Businesses are being forced to take a fast and hard look at how to handle the shift in health-care benefits and potential costs that are part of the law that goes fully into effect in 14 months. “This is here to stay,” said J.D. Piro, a senior vice president at Aon Hewitt who leads the company’s health law consulting group. “I’ve been saying for a couple of years this is by and large an...
  • Dream Act Might Be a Nightmare for Employers

    10/07/2012 3:48:05 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 12 replies
    Copyright © 2012 JD Supra, LLC ^ | on 10/1/2012 | by Polsinelli Shughart PC
    The deferred action program is commonly referred to as a “Dream Act;” however, what is one individual’s dream may turn into a nightmare for an employer. As part of applying for deferred action qualifying aliens are also eligible for employment authorization. Generally, work permit applications take two to three months to process so by this fall, potentially hundreds of thousands of individuals will receive lawful permission to work in the United States. Some of these individuals might already be employed by your company. Employees provide at the time of hire documents to confirm their identity and ability to work in...
  • Employer Says She's Been Looking For A Year, Can't Find A Soul To Hire

    08/10/2012 12:48:46 PM PDT · by Macoozie · 53 replies
    AOL ^ | Aug 10, 2012 | Claire Gordon
    For the country's 12.8 million unemployed, it may seem like the jobs just aren't out there. The average jobless American is out of work, after all, for nine months. But a somewhat different lament is coming, increasingly, from the employer's end: They can't find good enough people to fill all their open jobs.
  • Employers Add 163K Jobs as Unemployment Rate Increases to 8.3%

    08/03/2012 6:54:52 AM PDT · by mykroar · 7 replies
    FoxBusiness.com ^ | 8/3/2012 | Reuters
    U.S. employers in July hired the most workers in five months, but an increase in the jobless rate to 8.3% will probably keep expectations of additional monetary stimulus from the Federal Reserve intact. Nonfarm payrolls rose 163,000 last month, the Labor Department said on Friday, beating economists expectations for a 100,000 gain. The report was dimmed somewhat by the increase in the jobless rate from 8.2% in June, even as more people gave up the search for work.
  • A younger Obama considered his first employer, “the enemy”

    07/28/2012 4:21:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/28/2012 | Jazz Shaw
    While the President continues to bristle at the notion that people should pay attention to his "You didn't build that" comments and his supporters insists we're reading too much into it, a look at Barack Obama's younger self tells a different story. Just how does he view business owners and capitalists in general? One peek into the inner thought process which formed his world view can be found in a book released earlier this year by David Maraniss titled, Barack Obama: The Story. I confess I missed this one when it came out, but a friend has been reading it...
  • Will your employer abandon health coverage under new law?

    07/16/2012 6:42:16 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 7-15-12 | Christopher Snowbeck
    Under the law, employers with more than 50 workers will need to either offer coverage or pay a penalty -- a decision routinely described as "pay or play." Peyton is philosophically drawn to sticking with her "play" decision. But she wonders whether the "pay" option could make more sense for her business and her employees. Some workers might find better coverage through state health exchanges, which are being created by the health law and will offer subsidies to many health insurance shoppers. At the same time, the law brings changes to group policies that could make employer-sponsored plans more expensive...
  • The next health care overhaul? Look to employers

    04/24/2012 5:27:47 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 55 replies
    AP ^ | 4-24-12 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    If the Supreme Court strikes down President Barack Obama's health care law, employers and insurance companies—not the government—will be the main drivers of change over the next decade and maybe even longer. They'll borrow some ideas from Obamacare, and push harder to cut costs. Business can't and won't take care of America's 50 million uninsured, but for the majority with coverage, here's what experts say to expect:
  • Thanks ObamaCare: Employer Insurance Continues to Decline

    11/11/2011 2:05:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 11, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    A new Gallup poll shows ObamaCare is working just as planned: kill the private health insurance industry in order to implement a single-payer government system. The number of people insured through employer provided health insurance continues to decline. The percentage of American adults who get their health insurance from an employer continues to decline, falling to 44.5% in the third quarter of this year. This percentage has been steadily declining since Gallup and Healthways started tracking Americans' health insurance sources in 2008. At least 45% of Americans got their health insurance from an employer in every month in 2010, compared...
  • Worker Costs Rise. Don't Expect Salaries To (Employees are getting more expensive today)

    10/30/2011 8:59:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Employees may not realize it, but they are getting more expensive. It isn't that their paychecks have suddenly started bulging. It's that other employment costs—like health and retirement benefits—continue to rise. Benefit costs in the private sector were up 4% year-on-year in the second quarter, more than double the 1.7% increase in wages and salaries. On Friday, the Labor Department's employment-cost index for the third quarter is likely to show this trend continuing. The trouble is, this means employers are paying more for workers without actually paying their workers more. Higher benefit costs eat into profits without directly raising a...
  • New Labor Rules in the Works

    08/29/2011 12:14:49 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Unions’ abilities to organize and carry out their political objectives are hampered by the fact that current labor laws protect their employees from the unions’ bosses’ “abuses.” That is, as employers of persons, unions are subject to the same rules that apply to other employers. Obama’s Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis, is drafting new regulations that would exempt unions from the standards applied to other employers. “These regulations hem-in the latitude of management by restricting what they can do when dealing with their employees,” Solis said. “While these regulations are necessary to protect workers from employer abuses, they are inappropriate...
  • Companies weigh dropping health insurance after law change, survey finds

    08/25/2011 9:22:04 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 8 replies · 1+ views
    js online ^ | 8/25/2011 | By Rick Romell
    What will happen with Americans' health insurance in 2014 remains guesswork, but this much is clear: A significant number of employers will at least think about dropping coverage. That point was driven home again Wednesday with the release of another survey on how companies plan to address the sweeping changes generated by the Affordable Care Act of 2010. The latest results come from professional services firm Towers Watson, which said 9% of the midsize and large companies it recently polled plan to drop employer-sponsored health insurance after the Affordable Care Act takes effect in 2014. Other research has predicted that...
  • Obama Labor Department to Re-Define Term ‘Employer’ to Exclude Union Bosses – Eliminates Union

    08/23/2011 9:33:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Big Government ^ | 8/23/11 | Don Loos
    Any day now, the U.S. Department of Labor, under former Big Labor treasurer and now Obama’s current Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, intends to announce a new definition for the term “Employer” that will protect her union boss friends. When the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) passed, Congress defined the term “Employer” very broadly as “any employer or any group or association of employers engaged in an industry affecting commerce … an employer within the meaning of any law of the United States relating to the employment of any employees.”
  • America, the Needy-ful

    08/18/2011 7:53:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2011 | Kathy Fettke
    “How can the government help me?” This seems to be a growing sentiment among the American middle class. “The land of opportunity” is quickly becoming the “nation of the needy.” Here’s a question I received from a reader just last week: “I am not happy with how things are going since the Bush Administration allowed tax cuts for businesses and the wealthy. These cuts were supposed to end for those who just keep earning more off the middle class. My question is: I am told that investors can invest as little as $1000.00 in real estate, and make a living...
  • Facebook rant hits close to home for state employee

    08/06/2011 8:08:16 AM PDT · by redreno · 19 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Friday, Aug. 5, 2011 | 10:26 a.m. | By Anjeanette Damon
    The story is almost old hat these days. Despite constant warnings to be careful what you post on Facebook, a disgruntled employee who is irritated at a boss, a customer or a co-worker, takes to the social networking site to vent some spleen — and ends up getting disciplined or even fired. It’s a fate that has befallen a North Carolina waitress at a pizza restaurant, a Philadelphia Eagles stadium worker and a group of airline workers in recent months. But what if it’s the boss who decides to use Facebook to complain about an employee?
  • Let’s hope employers do drop health coverage

    06/23/2011 1:08:52 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post Opionion ^ | 6/22/2011 | Matt (Mad) Miller
    (snip) Now, I don’t pretend to know how many employers will drop coverage if some workers are offered subsidies to help them buy private coverage on their own. In Massachusetts, not many employers have dropped; (snip) But if these issues won’t be settled for a few years, one thing is certain right now: It would be a fantastic thing — not some calamity — if more people got coverage from the exchanges instead of from their employers. Yet both parties act as if it would be a disaster. (snip) What’s more, the whole GOP line about Democrats “dumping” people into...
  • New pay bill could spell big trouble for businesses

    10/14/2010 9:13:13 AM PDT · by kbobdelux · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Heads up: The Paycheck Fairness Act (PFA) is back on the table. Should it pass, the PFA will likely make employers’ lives much harder. Where it could hurt you The Society for Human Resource Management recently highlighted four major areas of concern for companies. The bill would: • make employers liable for unlimited punitive damages under the Fair Labor Standards Act – even for unintentional pay disparities • eliminate current limits on the amount of back pay and punitive and compensatory damages employees can receive • wipe out the requirement that employees must give written consent to become a party...
  • Employers shifting health-care costs to workers, survey shows

    09/02/2010 3:14:14 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 26 replies
    washington post ^ | 9/2/2010 | David S. Hilzenrath
    Amid high unemployment and a weak economy, employers have been shifting health care costs to workers, according to a study released Thursday. The premiums that employees pay for employer-sponsored family coverage rose an average of 13.7 percent this year, while the amount that employers contribute fell by 0.9 percent, the survey found. For family coverage, workers are paying an average of $3,997, up $482 from last year, while employers are paying an average of $9,773, down $87, according to the survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research & Educational Trust. With so many people out of work,...
  • Employers shifting health-care costs to workers, survey shows

    09/02/2010 12:57:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/2/10 | David S. Hilzenrath
    Amid high unemployment and a weak economy, employers have been shifting health care costs to workers, according to a study released Thursday. The premiums that employees pay for employer-sponsored family coverage rose an average of 13.7 percent this year, while the amount that employers contribute fell by 0.9 percent, the survey found. For family coverage, workers are paying an average of $3,997, up $482 from last year, while employers are paying an average of $9,773, down $87, according to the survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research & Educational Trust.
  • Audits: ICE isn't cracking down on illegal immigrant employers

    09/01/2010 8:56:31 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 20 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Aug. 31, 2010, 11:11PM | SUSAN CARROLL
    Immigration inspectors poring over the hiring paperwork of a California company last summer found that 262 employees — a whopping 93 percent of the total workforce — had “suspect” documents on file. At an Illinois service company, auditors found dubious documents for nearly 8 in 10 of its 200-plus employees. Inspectors examining records at a Texas manufacturing firm found suspicious paperwork for more than half of the 107 employees on the payroll. But the companies didn’t pay a penny in fines. None of the employers was led away in handcuffs. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials didn’t even issue them a...
  • Official: immigration law could hurt poultry biz

    08/08/2010 10:28:07 AM PDT · by Principled · 56 replies
    Access North Georgia ^ | 8/8/10 | Katie Highsmith
    More than a week after a judge blocks parts of Arizona's immigration law, the executive director of a Georgia Latino group said if that law is passed in the peach state, the poultry industry would feel the fallout. Jerry Gonzalez with the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials said anywhere between 40 and 50 percent of the workforce in the poultry industry is illegal. "If we were to remove 40 to 50 percent of the workforce, would our economy suffer," Gonzalez asked during WDUN's The Local Hour Friday morning. "The answer to that is yes." He said lawmakers need to...
  • The Bad News About ObamaCare Keeps Piling Up

    06/17/2010 4:39:17 AM PDT · by Scanian · 25 replies · 944+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | JUNE 17, 2010 | Karl Rove
    In his brilliant exposition of why sweeping policy changes often have unintended consequences, the late sociologist Robert K. Merton wrote that leaders get things wrong when their "paramount concern with the foreseen immediate consequences excludes the consideration of further or other consequences" of their proposals. This leads policy makers to assert things that are false, wishing them to be true. Which brings us to President Obama's many claims about his health-care reform. Take his oft-expressed statement that if you like the coverage you have, you can keep it. That sounds good—but perverse incentives in his new law will cause most...
  • Gov't puts employers on notice over health costs ("Don't jack up cost for employees or else...")

    06/15/2010 9:29:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies · 864+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 06/15/2010 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    The Obama administration had a message Monday for employers who want to keep federal bureaucrats from rewriting the rules for their company medical plans: Don't jack up costs for workers, and you won't have to worry about interference from the new health care law. "What we don't want is a massive shift of costs to employees," said Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. She announced a new regulation that spells out how health plans that predate the health overhaul law can avoid its full impact. Meant to deliver on President Barack Obama's promise that people who like their current...
  • Report: Employers to see 2011 medical costs jump

    06/14/2010 10:05:19 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 4 replies · 324+ views
    WNDU TV South Bend ^ | 6-14-2010 | Michelle Anthony
    "PricewaterhouseCoopers found that medical costs are expected to rise 9 percent next year. But this doesn't mean workers will see that big a jump. Employers often try to soften the blow."
  • COMPANIES OF ALL SIZES FEAR NATIONAL HEALTH CARE

    04/12/2010 11:34:37 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 7 replies · 487+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 4/12/10 | Kevin Price
    Obama's massive health care proposal has far reaching implications, many of which we are now only beginning to learn about. One of the biggest areas of concern is the cost to businesses of every size. Higher government costs on business leads to several negative effects, including these businesses becoming less competitive (or leaving the US to avoid the costs), laying off employees to avoid certain regulatory thresholds or simply to remain competitive, and higher prices for consumers (since businesses will be forced to pass on the higher costs of doing business).
  • Obamacare: Rack and ruin for small business

    03/26/2010 3:01:55 AM PDT · by Scanian · 10 replies · 508+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | March 26, 2010 | Bill Weckesser
    Don't be surprised that ObamaCare drives unemployment up. CNBC interviewed a restaurateur who fears the combination of workers comp, ObamaCare and sick time could bury her chain of restaurants she's sent the last 25 years building. Madelyn Alfano has a chain or restaurants in the LA area and is President of the LA Chapter of the California Restaurant Association. She' especially worried about her part time employees who have second job. "If we were to pay for the 400 employees, because the bill talks about part-timers--but for each two part-timers that makes that makes one full-timer--from what I gather, it...
  • Vanity. Help Freeper Employers hook up with unemployed Freepers!

    03/23/2010 5:52:21 AM PDT · by GregB · 50 replies · 979+ views
    Looking for a way to help unemployed Freepers hook up with Freeper Employers who could use good workers!
  • Healthcare and Wellness

    01/29/2010 7:26:30 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies · 126+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 1/29/2010 | Mark Roberts
    Wellness has become the new buzzword in the health care world of the 21st century. Everyone wants to talk about wellness, especially insurance companies and major employers. With wellness programs we can cure the common cause of large butts and employees who are listed as MIA.
  • CA: State lost 47,000 employers in 2008

    12/16/2009 5:49:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 1,125+ views
    OC Register ^ | 12/16/09 | Jan Norman
    One of every six U.S. employers that closed permanently in 2008 was in California, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration using bankruptcy court data. However, one in nine employers that opened in 2008 was in California. The net result was almost 47,000 fewer companies with employees in California by the end of 2008. The data are part of the Census Bureau’s Statistical Abstract of the United States 2010. The state had 45.1% more business “deaths” than “births,” one of the steepest changes. Note that many of the closures were started in other years. In California’s case many of those...
  • Pelosi Suggests VAT Possible – End To Employer-Based Plans

    10/06/2009 7:02:03 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies · 817+ views
    http://www.radioviceonline.com ^ | October 6, 2009 | Steve McCough
    Is this a backdoor way to have government takeover of healthcare? So much for not increasing taxes on any family making more than 200k. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is putting a value added tax (VAT) – and other taxes – on the table. To be clear, Pelosi is not suggesting replacing the federal income tax with a VAT, but she is strongly suggesting the elimination of all employer-based health insurance and pension plans.
  • Vanity: Are There Freepers Wishing to Hire Other Freepers?

    10/04/2009 4:33:18 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 75 replies · 2,220+ views
    enquiring mind | 10/04/09 | self
    We have some FReepers desperate to get back into the workforce after being laid off, with families to support. Great guys and gals who believe the way you believe. If they are local to you, wouldn't you prefer to give one of them the chance over just anyone off the street?
  • On the Job: Employers struggle with unprepared college grads

    09/12/2009 5:38:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 113 replies · 5,415+ views
    salt lake tribune ^ | 09/04/2009 | Anita Bruzzese
    Within the past year Sarah Schupp has hired five new employees with freshly minted college degrees. She fired one on his first day for inappropriate sexual comments to a co-worker. Another lasted a week before getting a pink slip. ..." you can't call in sick at 7:45 a.m. just because you don't want to come to work at 8 a.m." Jeanne Achille also was disappointed with the hiring of a recent college hire, promoted by a university professor as a "superstar" and fired after three weeks when it was discovered she spent hours online at work visiting a dating site....
  • Employers for Quality Health Care

    09/02/2009 8:25:11 AM PDT · by WKL815 · 1 replies · 347+ views
    Employers for Quality Health Care ^ | September 1, 2009 | Employers for Quality Health Care
    We are Employers for Quality Health Care, a coalition of 20 statewide chambers and employer organizations representing thousands of employers across America, from family-owned businesses to Fortune 500s. Our members are the financial bedrock of the nation's health care system, voluntarily providing coverage for millions of workers and their families. We continue to offer these benefits in the face of record cost increases because we know that access to care is vital to the health of our employees and our communities. We share your goal of reducing costs, improving quality and extending coverage to more Americans -- and we support...
  • Whole-Grain Health Reform

    08/19/2009 9:38:51 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 32 replies · 760+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 19, 2009 | Kathleen Parker
    Now is the time for all good capitalists to shop at Whole Foods. Not only will you get great produce, fresh meat, fish and healthy to-go meals, but you'll irritate those who think that President Obama's health-care plan isn't quite progressive enough. John Mackey, co-founder and chief executive of Whole Foods Market -- green missionary and exemplar of corporate compassion -- has riled hard-core reformers by endorsing free-market principles over government-managed health care. Well, knock me over with a wakame frond. (That's seaweed for you tofu-averse.) ...If you're unlucky enough to live in a city without a Whole Foods store,...
  • Reserve, Guard Team With Illinois Employers

    08/06/2009 4:44:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 186+ views
    CHICAGO, Aug. 6, 2009 – The Army Reserve and National Guard signed partnership agreements with dozens of Chicago and Illinois state employers yesterday to enhance job opportunities for soldiers and veterans. Army Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz applauds Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn after Quinn's remarks at the Army Reserve Employer Partnership Initiative signing ceremony in Chicago Aug. 5, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Brian Kersey  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “It is our duty to take care of veterans, who have answered the call to duty and bravely defended our country,” said Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn. “I salute Helmets...
  • Senate eyes 25-employee threshold for health mandate

    07/13/2009 8:37:15 AM PDT · by RightFighter · 50 replies · 1,433+ views
    Washington Business Journal ^ | 07/13/2009 | Kent Hoover
    Businesses with 25 employees or more would be required to offer health insurance or pay $750 a year per full-time worker to the federal government, under health care reform legislation being considered in the Senate. A "play or pay" employer mandate has been looming for months, but Democrats on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee finally defined how small a business would need to be in order to be exempted from the requirement. Most business groups oppose requiring employers to provide health care or pay a fee to the government, even if there is an exemption for small...
  • SOCKING STOCKS BAM'S CORPORATE-TAX HORROR

    05/06/2009 3:21:12 AM PDT · by Scanian · 21 replies · 978+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 6, 2009 | Jim Powell
    JUST as the econ omy begins show ing glimmers of a turnaround, here comes President Obama with a "tax-reform" effort that's sure to sock the stock prices and after-tax profits of many of the biggest US employers. Obama's $190 billion business-tax hike will hit Americans whose jobs and pensions depend on these companies doing well, and will increase pressure on already struggling colleges and hospitals. Why? Because millions of individual investors hold the companies' stocks in their portfolios, mutual funds and pension funds, as do many colleges, hospitals, museums and other institutions in their endowments. Among the important employers in...
  • How Many of Us Have Pro-Gun Workplaces? (Vanity)

    04/05/2009 6:38:25 PM PDT · by HotLead61 · 81 replies · 1,718+ views
    4/5/09 | HotLead61
    There's been a whole lotta shootin' going on out there in recent times. Just wondering how many Freepers are employed at Companies that prohibit firearms on the property. I am curious as to how common a practice that is. If you don't mind, please sound off on what your Company's policy is, whether you are the Employer or the Employee. Anything you could add, regarding any incidents of violence, use of firearms in self-defense, etc., at the workplace, would be most appreciated. I plan on using the information I gain as "ammunition" to get my Employer to reverse its policy...
  • Colorado Employers Eager to Hire, Support Army Reservists

    03/27/2009 5:47:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 217+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | 1st Lt. Olivia Cobiskey, USAR
    DENVER, March 27, 2009 – Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter Jr. signed on to the Army Reserve Employer Partnership Initiative at a March 20 ceremony here that also drew 11 private-sector employers. Army Reserve Sgt. Gregory S. Ruske, who earned the Silver Star medal for gallantry in Afghanistan, shakes hands with Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter Jr. in Denver, March 20, 2009. The two attended a ceremony in which the state of Colorado joined the Army Reserve’s Employer Partnership Initiative. U.S. Army photo by Jack Dempsey  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The governor is the first to commit all state...
  • Army Reserve Employer Partnership Unfazed by Flagging Economy

    03/20/2009 4:16:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 131+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 20, 2009 – A program that links Army reservists with civilian employers is going strong -- despite record unemployment and gloomy hiring predictions -- as more employers sign on every month so they can hire qualified reservists. The American Trucking Association and INOVA Health Systems of Northern Virginia broke new ground in April 2008 as the first formal members of the Army Reserve Employer Partnership Initiative. Within six months, 65 employers had joined, and the program hit a milestone in February with its 200th employer partner. Now Army Reserve officials are laying plans for the University of...
  • Group Helps Employers Brace for Historic Deployment

    01/21/2009 3:45:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 188+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2009 – Wyoming’s committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve has been busy for 18 months preparing businesses that will be hard-hit by the largest reserve deployment in state history. The state is readying nearly 1,000 troops -- more than half of its Army National Guard soldiers and more than a third of its total Guard force -- for deployment to Iraq and Kuwait in April. The impact has been felt throughout the nation’s least-populous state, and nearly every community is affected, top leaders say. “The effect is pretty much the same everywhere, but...