Michael Giardina

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Revamped immigration system could help employers in war for talent
November 21, 2014
President Barack Obama outlined steps Nov. 20 that would revamp the nation’s “broken immigration system” by allowing...

Employers optimistic about health plan coverage
November 20, 2014
A majority of employers – regardless of workforce size – are planning to keep their health plan coverage going into next year...

Review workplace drug policies in light of new state laws
November 19, 2014
The 2014 midterm elections did more than just make paid sick leave benefits mandatory and increase minimum wage; ballot...

Talent war heats up, employers unprepared
November 17, 2014
Multiple measures indicate the nation’s unemployment picture is changing for the better. Yet more jobs and an increase in...

Rising consumer confidence leading to increased health care spending
November 17, 2014
With an expected 5.5% rise in health care costs in 2015 – the same year the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate takes...

Retail, restaurant benefits to feel pain of minimum wage hikes
November 14, 2014
Numerous states and cities across the country decided during last week’s midterm elections to raise their minimum wage, which...

New sick leave laws create coordination headaches for small employers
November 14, 2014
In the midterm elections, a majority of Massachusetts voters checked “yes” for Question 4 on their ballot – a measure that...

Women business owners, young entrepreneurs more likely to offer retirement help to employees
November 13, 2014
As retirement confidence among employees remains low, small business owners and their workforces may even be less prepared due...

New proposals, old policies remediate pension plan insolvency
November 12, 2014
The funded status of some multiemployer pension plans has not seen any drastic improvements since the great recession. But...

Prudential takes holistic approach to wellness, work-life benefits
November 11, 2014
It’s not every day that you hear about a financial services company that is pushing the envelope when it comes improving the...

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