- Domestic partner benefits here to stay — for now
A majority of employers will probably continue to offer spousal benefits to their employees’ domestic partners even though same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states, a survey shows.
- Ohio workers comp bureau refunds $255 million to overcharged employers
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation on Friday said it has paid a total of $255 million to employers who were overcharged for their workers comp insurance premiums.
- Worker's $3.75 million eye-injury award upheld
The employer of a New Jersey railway worker who sustained eye injuries when he was struck by an object on the job must pay a $3.75 million jury award in a negligence suit, a federal appeals court has ruled.
- Walgreen to pay $22.4 million in improper billing case
(Reuters) — Walgreen Co. has reached a $22.4 million settlement with the New York attorney general resolving claims that a unit improperly billed the government for reimbursement for a pediatric drug.
- U.S personnel agency chief resigns after massive data breach
(Reuters) — U.S. Office of Personnel Management chief Katherine Archuleta resigned on Friday, a day after the Obama administration said massive computer hacks at the government agency had put the personal data of more than 21 million people at risk.
- Brazilian oil giant must face U.S. bribery lawsuit
(Reuters) — A U.S. judge has rejected Brazilian state-run oil producer Petrobras’ effort to dismiss a lawsuit claiming that years of corruption, including bribery, caused more than $98 billion of its stock and bonds to be overvalued.
- Prescription contraceptive coverage rules finalized
The Obama administration Friday finalized proposed rules to enable employees of nonprofit religiously affiliated organizations and closely held private corporations to obtain coverage for prescription contraceptives, even if their employers object.
- Millions more of Americans hit by government personnel data hack
(Reuters) — Data breaches at the U.S. government’s personnel management agency by hackers, with suspicions centering on China, involve millions more people than previously estimated, U.S. officials said on Thursday.
- Medical device tax makes Democrats choose between party, constituents
Democratic lawmakers are questioning whether they should heed constituent concerns or remain loyal to their party as they decide the fate of the medical device tax outlined in the Affordable Care Act.