"Affordable Care Act Remains Flashpoint at Year Five" and other #HR News for March 23, 2015

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ACA at 5th Anniversary: Neither Poison Nor Panacea

By Allen Smith  3/20/2015

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) still has avid proponents and fierce opponents on March 23, 2015, the fifth anniversary of its enactment. The reality lies, observers say, somewhere in the middle.   To continue reading this article, please click here.

Affordable Care Act Remains Flashpoint at Year Five

Burdens on business vs. benefits for employees sharply contested

By Stephen Miller, CEBS  3/23/2015

Five years after the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law on March 23, 2010, its critics and champions see starkly different results. On March 19, 2015, the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance held hearings on “The Affordable Care Act at Five Years,” with testimony both lauding and lacerating the statue. To continue reading this article, please click here.

New Free Guide Available on Employment-Based Immigration System

Council for Global Immigration and Society for Human Resource Management release go-to reference for employers on March 23

By SHRM Online staff  3/20/2015

The Council for Global Immigration (CFGI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) have released Moving Forward on Immigration: How the U.S. Employment-Based Immigration System Works—and How It Can Work Better.

The free guide outlines employer-endorsed solutions to modernize the U.S. employment-based immigration system. To continue reading this article, please click here.

H-2B Program Revived for Now

By Allen Smith  3/20/2015

The H-2B visa program is up and running again, at least for now.

On March 18, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida stayed an injunction issued March 4, 2015. On March 19 the DOL ombudsman announced to H-2B stakeholders that the prohibition on DOL H-2B processing was temporarily lifted. To continue reading this article, please click here.

Overwhelmed at Work

Despite technological conveniences and work/life balance, employees are stressing out 

By Dana Wilkie  3/20/2015

Today’s workers have more technological conveniences than ever to help them do their jobs. Employers are increasingly offering work/life balance in the form of flexible schedules and telecommuting. So it would seem counter-intuitive that large numbers of people feel stressed and overwhelmed at work.

But they do. To continue reading this article, please click here.

How to Choose a New HR Software System

By John A. Hinojos  3/20/2015

7 key tips for successful HR system evaluations in 2015

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Take Steps to Uncover Gender Pay Inequity

Companies urged to conduct salary audits to monitor and address gender-based pay differences

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By Kathy Gurchiek  3/19/2015