Meeting corporate objectives and getting/remaining compliant are the top HR priorities this year, according to a recent survey. The BLR® survey, sponsored by NetSpend®, asked over 800 HR professionals about their everyday challenges on the job. This new infographic offers highlights from the results, with a spotlight on payroll systems. You can download the full […]
Month: September 2015
Difficult people are everywhere, says psychologist Bruce Christopher. There are whiners, liars, know-it-alls, condescenders, busybodies, lazy-bones, and exploders—never mind those who are “always right.”
By Gerry Leonard, President, ADP® Benefits Services As employers increase their investment in benefits technology, HR leaders may want to look at workplace benefits and related technology through the prism of the four ‘C’s: Consumerism, Compliance, Cost and Culture.
Health care benefit cost increases at large employers are expected to hold steady in 2016, due in large part to changes employers are making to their benefit programs.
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) announced new final rules for reportable events, focusing on the minority of plans and sponsors that pose the greatest risk of defaulting on their financial obligations.
Employers will need to do ACA reporting for this year, including forms 1094 & 1095. What options (e.g. software) does the employer have to for reporting? (Currently I use Quickbooks to submit my W2 forms.)
By Richard Shaffer Younger workers place the same value on the same benefits as your older workers. Yet research shows there’s a huge discrepancy between what this large-and-growing workplace group wants—and what their employers think they want. (Source: Employee Benefit News Blog).
by Burton J. Fishman In a ruling that could make workplace investigations at unionized facilities all but impossible, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) reversed a 37-year-old precedent that protected employees from retaliation. Under the prior Anheuser-Busch standard, employers did not have to hand over witness statements, particularly from employees, to unions in discipline cases. […]
Plan design can help employer plan sponsors avoid the objectionable task of paying excise taxes on health plan coverage they provide to employees. The Cadillac tax is the Affordable Care Act’s way of taxing health benefits, in part to fund the law’s ambitious coverage objectives. As liability under the tax in 2018 approaches, employers are […]
Qualifying longevity annuity contracts in 401(k) plans could significantly increase the retirement readiness of younger workers with longer life expectancies, the Employee Benefit Research Institute reported recently. Modeling two scenarios involving the recently approved QLACs, EBRI found that, while the general population might experience a “small reduction” in retirement readiness by purchasing a QLAC with […]