Deloitte Development study finds rolling back Affordable Care Act cited as improving business for 41% of respondents.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is implementing tougher penalties for violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
Civil penalties top out at $1.5 million. Rule for self-funded group health plans allows penalties against covered entity by a business associate acting as agent.
Only 19% say they expect staff cuts this year, according to TalentKeepers report.
Improving worker productivity, reducing presenteeism (at work while sick) are top objectives.
Companies' Small Business Index shows growing optimism about revenues, capital spending and jobs.
Atop retention factors cited: salary. List also includes improved benefits, nap room, massages, rides to and from work.
Survey finds many employers, employees entering new year with eye on status quo, survey says.
Bloomberg BNA survey finds 58% of employers are providing at least three paid days off, a jump from 42% from 2011-2012.
Although employers are hiring more workers, employee engagement is down, according to Mercer’s 2012 Attraction and Retention Survey.