Tuesday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Feds oversee review of foreclosures
Consumers have two weeks left to ask for an independent review of their foreclosure cases, an analysis that could result in compensation up to $125,000 if lender wrongdoing is found. Federal banking officials are overseeing the free reviews on primary residences that were in the foreclosure process from 2009 through 2010. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
More than 70 percent of employers to offer bonus this year
More than 70 percent of employers plan to offer workers a year-end bonus, according to a new survey released Tuesday by Challenger, Gray & Christmas. That's up from 53 percent in 2011, the global outplacement firm said. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Florida Medicaid doctors to get 105% raise
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How is Florida as a place to do business?
"Florida is considered a very stable and attractive position for a lot of French businesses. We have a lot of companies that use south Florida to travel throughout the Southern Hemisphere."
Florida is one of five states that pay primary-care doctors so little for treating Medicaid patients that those doctors will get a raise of more than 100 percent when a federal subsidy kicks in on Jan. 1, according to a new study. The raise, which brings Medicaid pay up to the level of Medicare for two years, is part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. More at Health News Florida.
6 Keys to Building a Productive Team
Human resource professionals have the great responsibility of maintaining order and peace in the workplace. In these times, when it seems like none of us has job security and major changes could have a drastic effect on our benefits, this responsibility has become even more significant. There is a sense of frustration, hopelessness and— the big one—fear. More at the Gainesville Business Report.
Got a cold? Stay home!
Why do people come to work with the cold and flu? They infect everyone else and they can't be too comfortable themselves. But we've all done it, because we have that deadline to meet or we're afraid of being fired. Over a quarter of respondents to a recent survey said that their biggest sickness-related pet peeve is co-workers coming into the office when sick. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.