- EEOC charges Wal-Mart over disability bias against worker with bone cancer
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is charging Wal-Mart Stores Inc. with disability discrimination and harassment for allegedly refusing to set up a chair for an associate suffering from bone cancer.
- Citi banker's brother-in-law loses insider trading conviction appeal
(Reuters) — A U.S. appeals court on Monday upheld the conviction of an Illinois man who prosecutors said made nearly $1.2 million trading on inside information about mergers involving clients of Citigroup Inc., where his brother-in-law worked.
- California health insurers get $1.1 billion from reinsurance program
Insurers writing coverage in California will receive more than $1.
- Rising bond interest rates boost large employer pension funding
The funded status of pension plans sponsored by large employers improved in June, aided by a rise in bond interest rates, which reduced the value of plan liabilities, according to a Mercer L.L.C. analysis released Monday.
- Aetna purchase of Humana to face regulatory hurdles
Senior executives at Aetna Inc. said on Monday that they’re prepared for regulators’ review of their proposed merger with rival health insurer Humana Inc., whether it is reviewed alone or in tandem with other large deals within the industry.
- Loss adjuster acquires U.K. property and liability adjuster
Specialist loss adjuster VRS VeriClaim Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc., said it has acquired Leeds, England-based specialist property and liability loss adjusting company Certo.
- Law presses injured public workers to join return-to-work program
Under a new Hawaii law, an injured public worker must take part in his or her employer’s return-to-work program to receive vocational rehabilitation benefits through workers compensation.
- United Airlines flight attendant's race bias case reinstated
United Airlines Inc. failed to adequately respond to death threats received by a black airline attendant, said an appeals court in overturning a lower court ruling and reinstating her hostile work environment claim.
- Health law research fee payments due July 31
The deadline on a medical outcomes research fee mandated by the health care reform law and paid by self-funded employers and insurers is nearing.