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Seasonal Hiring Means Jobs for More than Retail Clerks
While retail sales clerks should see a surge in seasonal job opportunities at the end of 2014, demand for temporary labor in package delivery, cybersecurity, resort services, party planning and a few other niche industries will also be strong, staffing experts say.

 
CDHPs Continue Growth to Avoid Cadillac Tax
Traditional preferred provider organizations are fast becoming relics of the past, like Model Ts. Employers are switching to consumer-directed health plans (CDHPs)—high deductible health plans with a health savings account and/or health reimbursement account—in droves to reduce costs and avoid the health care reform law’s Cadillac tax, which takes effect in 2018.
 
Surge in Employees’ Share of Health Costs
While U.S. employers have seen modest health plan cost increases in recent years—average annual cost per employee was $9,302 in 2013 versus $9,504 in 2014—employers continue to shift more of the financial burden to employees through out-of-pocket cost increases and reductions in family benefits, according to the 2014 UBA Health Plan Survey.
 
Customer Complaint Did Not Justify Discharge
When it comes to anti-discrimination laws, the customer is not always right.
A federal jury found that a licensed security guard with only one arm was unlawfully discriminated against when his employer removed him from his post following a customer complaint about his disability, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced.
 
 
 

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