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China arrests six staff members at meat supplier after food safety scare

(Reuters) — Chinese police have formally arrested six staff menbers from a unit of U.S. meat supplier OSI Group Inc., the company said in a statement on Friday.

Halliburton to settle U.S. Gulf spill claims for $1.1B

(Reuters) — Halliburton Co. said it reached a $1.1 billion settlement for a majority of claims against the company for its role in the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.


NLRB ruling that McDonald's is joint employer could increase franchising risks

A determination by the National Labor Relations Board's general counsel that McDonald's Corp. should be considered a “joint employer” with its franchisees.

Domino's not liable in franchisee's employment liability case: Calif. high court

A franchisor cannot be held vicariously liable for the employment-related actions of its franchisee, says the California Supreme Court in a divided ruling.


COMMENTARY: Wellness programs should address sleep disorders

As employers review their wellness programs, they should consider addressing a problem suffered by millions of Americans that is contributing to health disorders, weight gain, lost productivity and motor vehicle accidents.

Congress faces pressure to resolve multiemployer pension woes

When federal lawmakers passed the Employee Retirement Income Security Act in 1974, they put aside a key issue affecting a big slice of the pension universe: multiemployer plans.


Congress could delay passage of TRIA renewal bill past November elections

Passage of a bill that would extend the federal terrorism insurance backstop could be pushed into a lame-duck session following the November elections.

Willis exec Thadd Wallace joins Marsh's global risk management practice

Marsh L.L.C. on Tuesday said it has hired former Willis North American Inc. executive Thadd Wallace as a managing director in its global risk management practice.


Vermont residents spend less on health care, but clouds are looming

With Vermont's ambitions for universal health care by 2017, reports say privately insured patients spent less time hospitalized and used more generic drugs than the average U.S. patient, in lieu of health reform.

Larger buyers slow to adopt electronic insurance placement

While placing commercial insurance electronically has the potential to benefit the buyer and the seller, it has yet to gain widespread acceptance and even faces some resistance.


Florida exclusive remedy ruling may upend workers compensation system

Injured workers in Florida might be able to receive both workers compensation benefits and civil liability damages should an appeal filed last week by the Florida attorney general's office.

NCCI recommends 3.7% decrease in Missouri workers comp rates for 2015

The National Council on Compensation Insurance Inc. has recommended a 3.7% decrease in Missouri workers compensation rates for 2015, the state insurance department said Tuesday.


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