The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Report, released on November 16, shows that the deficit in its insurance program for multiemployer plans rose to $65.1 billion at the end of FY 2017, up from $58.8 billion a year earlier.
The Arkansas Court of Appeals recently affirmed the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission’s award of additional workers’ compensation benefits to a former employee of the Arkansas Department of Corrections (ADC).
Employee Engagement … it’s all the rage. Why? Well, let’s start with the cold hard fact that per Gallup, 87% of global workers are disengaged. Basically, this means that the vast majority of people in the world are going to work, sleepwalking though their day, giving companies little to no discretionary effort, and doing what […]
A recent U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division investigation of Alabama-based government contractor InfoPro Corp. found an unintentional software glitch caused employee health and welfare benefits to be underpaid from July 1, 2015, to September 30, 2016. Division investigators determined that InfoPro owed $126,329 in health and welfare benefits to 84 employees […]
Does your organization sponsor events for employees to encourage teambuilding? Why or why not?
In contrast to the turmoil in the individual health plan market, employer health plan sponsors extended their run of low annual cost increases in 2017, according to a new survey of 2,481 public and private employers with at least 10 employees.
Disqualification is a concern for athletes in many competitions, before (a false start), during (a soccer red card), and after (a failed drug test) the event.
A new survey conducted among recent college graduates currently working full-time sought to gauge employee attitudes towards student loan benefits programs. The findings provide insights into just how valuable these benefits are by those respondents whose employers offer repayment programs—and how attractive they are to respondents from companies who don’t.
Just-in-time learning, also known as just-in-time training, is a method of training employees in which they receive their training right at the moment it is needed to do the job at hand.
More and more, we’re seeing organizations opt to take a stand on social issues. Consumers and employees are doing so as well by participating in boycotts, joining protests, signing petitions, and donating to causes or groups that they feel are in alignment with their values.