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February 12, 2009

Czech Republic: Free Plane Tickets Home for Foreign Workers Who Lost Jobs

The New York Times reported that the Czech Republic will offer a free plane ticket and $649 to foreign

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February 12, 2009

Once A Year: Paying Part-Time Firefighters and EMTs in Wisconsin

Generally, Wisconsin employers are required to pay employee wages no later than 31 days after those wages

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February 10, 2009

Stimulus Bill Amendment Restricts TARP Recipients From Hiring H-1B Visa Holders

The Senate has approved a modified amendment to the massive stimulus bill (H.R. 1) that substantially

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February 10, 2009

Madagascar: U.S. Department of State Issues Travel Alert Due to Demonstrations in Madagascar

The Department of State has issued a travel alert to warn U.S. citizens of safety and security concerns

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February 10, 2009

Obama Signs Executive Order Encouraging Project Labor Agreements

On February 6, President Obama issued yet another labor-friendly executive order encouraging the use

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February 10, 2009

United Kingdom: Foreign and Commonwealth Office Plans to Introduce "Virtual Embassies"

KableNET reports that the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is planning to establish

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February 10, 2009

New Bills Would Amend ERISA to Mandate Disclosure of Hedge Fund Investments, Require Coverage for Fertility Treatments

A couple of recently-introduced bills would amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

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February 9, 2009

Legislative and Regulatory News for the Week of February 1

Employee BenefitsBoth the House and Senate versions of the 2009 Stimulus Bill include sweeping revisions

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February 9, 2009

Act Would Permit Leave to Attend School Functions, Extracurricular Activities, Medical Appointments

A bill that would expand the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for both private and federal employees

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February 9, 2009

Bill to Regulate Combustible Dust Exposure at Industrial Sites is Reintroduced

As predicted, Rep. George Miller (D-CA), chairman of the House Education and Labor committee, Rep. John

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