Monthly Archives: July 2009

Health insurance — must it be a fringe benefit?

The Baltimore Sun reported this morning on a non-scientific poll of small businesses conducted by the Public Interest Research Group.  Small businesses often find themselves unable for financial reasons to offer health insurance as a benefit, even where employees pay a portion of the costs of coverage.  Local businesses are similarly hamstrung.  Those that offer insurance...
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Age Discrimination is up, so is the proof requirement

According to the Washington Post, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission held a meeting yesterday to address the phenomenon of skyrocketing age discrimination claims. Age claims in 2008 outstripped 2007 claims by 30%.  There is no reason to expect that 2009 will be much different.  The biggest difference will be the enhanced difficulty of proving the claims.  In...
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