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Consumer-Directed Health Plans Save Money Over Time
Consumer-directed health plans (CDHPs) have aided employers in containing health care costs without necessarily leading to more expensive health care for patients, finds the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Health-Savings Account Contributions Analyzed by Employer, Location
About two in three U.S. workers with a health savings account (HSA) or health reimbursement arrangement (HRA) reported that their employers contributed to the account in 2014, according to a new report by the nonprofit Employee Benefit Research Institute.

Texas District Court Hits Pause on FMLA Same-Sex Spouse Rule
The Department of Labor’s same-sex spouse rule under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) hit a bump in the road on March 26, 2015, as the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas preliminarily enjoined application of the final rule.

USCIS Guidance May Help Reduce Denials of L-1B Visa Requests
A U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) policy memorandum on L-1B visas goes to great lengths to define “specialized knowledge” which will qualify foreign employees to transfer into a job in the United States. 

Study: New Work World Requires HR Overhaul
A new work world shaped by cultural, technological and generational changes, including a shift in the employer-employee balance of power, requires a new human resources playbook, the recent Deloitte 2015 Global Human Capital Trends report said, warning that “HR is not keeping up with the pace of change in business.”

Retiree Health Care Alternatives Gaining Steam
Amid growing concerns over the high cost of retiree health benefits, many large U.S. employers are considering plan alternatives that better align with their current workforce planning initiatives, says Towers Watson.

Hawaii: State Supreme Court Considers Ex-Offender Anti-Discrimination Law





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