Magazine article Workforce Management

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Magazine article Workforce Management

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WORKFORCE.COM March 3, 2008

Adoption benefits find a home

While the medical bills from childbirth have long been covered by corporate health plans, it wasn't long ago that employees who chose to adopt children were pretty much on their own in terms of coping with the cost. Today, companies that offer adoption benefits are the rule rather than the exception. One company offers a stipend of up to $3,500 to cover adoption-related expenses and two weeks of paid leave.

Avoiding election year conflicts

There are definitely ways to minimize lawsuits and prevent employee conflict involving political expression at work, because in a presidential election year, the idea of "company politics" takes on a whole new meaning. Employers have wide latitude in the policies they can implement. An employer's clear, consistent policy on political activity will help ensure that partisan politics don't become workplace wars.

Data breaches empty corporate coffers

During the past few years, employee data breaches have come to the fore for businesses and workers. …

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