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Class-action arbitration requires express consent

The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that the arbitration of class claims requires the express consent of the parties to the arbitration agreement. This decision has significant implications for employers, employees, and unions whose employment-related claims are covered by collective-bargaining ...

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Federal health care reform’s impact on employers

Landmark federal health care reform signed into law last March will have a significant impact on employers and plans. While many important aspects of the law remain undetermined and won’t be implemented for years, the federal government is now beginning to issue regulations to help clarify the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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