Bill Leonard

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  • Wed Sep 25 2013

    A coalition of 300 U.S. businesses and the Partnership for Workplace Mental Health are hoping that employers will take a step in the right direction by striving to eliminate the workplace stigmas typically associated with depression.

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  • Mon Aug 12 2013

    Employees aren’t the only ones who can benefit from taking a vacation. Businesses that urge workers to take time off to relax, recuperate and recharge typically have lower health care, workers’ compensation and turnover costs, and they benefit from higher productivity and employee engagement levels.

    The problem is that most U.S. workers don’t take full advantage of their paid-time-off benefits, and the negative effects of overworked and burned-out employees can kick businesses right in their bottom line.

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  • Fri Jul 19 2013

    A National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling that could fundamentally alter the size and scope of collective bargaining units was a hot topic of debate during a June 26, 2013, hearing of the House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions.

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  • Fri Jan 25 2013

    The 2012-13 flu season has hit early and hard. The severity of the flu outbreak has left many employers pondering if their organizations’ health and attendance policies are helping or hampering their efforts to keep the flu from spreading.

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  • Tue Oct 23 2012

    Following the 2012 election, when Congress convenes to determine whether to extend the federal income tax cuts launched by President George W. Bush, it is unlikely that it will extend the 2010 payroll tax reduction.

    Employers need to plan now to update payroll systems to address any changes, and to communicate to employees how their take-home pay might be affected.

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  • Thu Oct 18 2012

    Family care bias is turning into a red-hot issue for employers, according to a report published by the AARP Public Policy Institute and the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law. Women are affected more than men, the report notes, and flexibility is needed.

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  • Thu Oct 04 2012

    As Election Day approaches, political passions are spilling over into the workplace. If not handled correctly, opposing viewpoints may become a source of tension and conflict among co-workers. Employers face the challenge of maintaining a tone of respect and cooperation in the workplace and not denying the civil rights of their employees.

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  • Tue Sep 11 2012

    Emails are forever.

    No, that isn’t the title of the latest James Bond thriller but a message that many attorneys and corporate security experts have been trying to tell business leaders for years. While some have listened, many still haven’t heeded the warnings.

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  • Thu Aug 30 2012

    If any good news can be gleaned from a recent spate of mass shootings in the United States, it’s that these horrific incidents tend to raise awareness and spur employers to find new and better ways to improve the safety and security of their workplaces.

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  • Fri Mar 23 2012

    A federal district court decision on a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rule requiring employers to post notices informing workers of their right to unionize could have a wide-reaching impact on most U.S. employers and their workers, according to experts.

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