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Workplace Clinics: A Sign of Growing Employer Interest in Wellness
Excerpt: "Employers view workplace clinics as a tool to contain medical costs, boost productivity and enhance companies' reputations as employers of choice. The potential for clinics to transform primary care delivery through the trusted clinician model holds promise . . . ."
(Center for Studying Health System Change)
Employer Provision of Medical Cost and Quality Information to Enable Informed Decisions
Excerpt: "[A] shift is occurring and transparency in health costs and quality are becoming available, primarily due to the increasing popularity of consumer-directed health plans and high-deductible health plans. These plans put more responsibility for healthcare management in the hands of the insured employees.'
(Human Resource Executive Online)
Five Top Dog-Friendly Employers
Excerpt: "Only 17 percent of US employers allow pets, even though researchers find that dogs make employees happier, more productive, and encourage teamwork. Plus, having your Pekinese or chocolate Lab begging for a walk is a perfect way to break up a routine workday. Here are five top dog-friendly companies . . . ."
(The Christian Science Monitor)
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2010 Reporting Obligations of Companies with ISO or ESPP Arrangements
Excerpt: "Companies may potentially be subject to information return penalties of $50.00 per return, either for reporting erroneous amounts or failure to meet the March 31, 2011, IRS filing deadline (February 28 for paper forms)."
(McDermott Will & Emery)
IRS Increases Standard Mileage Rates and Simplifies Publication Process
Excerpt: "IRS Notice 2010-88 contains the new rates, marking a simplification in the manner in which the IRS issues new rates and compliance information. Before, the IRS issued a Revenue Procedure (Rev. Proc.) each year, with updated rates embedded within around 25 pages of technical guidance on compliance, much of which had not changed from year to year."
(Thompson Publishing Group Inc.)
Shareholder Say on 'Golden Parachute Compensation'
Excerpt: "Also remember that the new definition of 'golden parachute compensation' means any type of compensation that relates to a change in control transaction, in any amount. For this purpose, at least, 'golden parachute compensation' no longer refers to payments in excess of three times a covered executive's base annual compensation."
(Michael S. Melbinger via Winston & Strawn LLP)
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