Tag: benefits

Types of Flexible Work Arrangements

Does your workplace offer any type of flexible work arrangements for employees? Or are your employees requesting more flexible options? With ever-improving technology, more and more jobs can be performed from any location, which opens up a lot of options for employers looking to provide this sought-after benefit for employees. What options are most common?

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Be Aware of the Wage and Hour Implications of Telecommuting

The practice of allowing employees to work from home—known as telecommuting—is a growing trend. Today’s technology allows many employees to work from anywhere. Telecommuting can be a plus for both you and your employees. Your company benefits because you pay less in fixed overhead costs when you don’t have to provide a traditional office for workers, and employees often enjoy the flexibility of working from home.

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Walmart to Pay $7.5 Million to Settle Same-Sex Benefits Discrimination Suit

Under a proposed settlement agreement filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, retail giant Walmart has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit alleging that it discriminated against gays and lesbians in the administration of its spousal health insurance benefits. The proposed settlement, filed December 2, 2016, must still be approved by Judge William G. Young before becoming final, which could take a few weeks.

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Unlocking happiness at work: Strategies to fuel purpose and performance

Complimentary Webinar Sponsored By Halogen Software Unlocking happiness at work: Strategies to fuel purpose and performance Date: Tuesday, February 07, 2017 Time: 02:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (This program has been approved for 1.0 HRCI & SHRM recertification credit hours) In today’s rapidly changing world, it’s more difficult than ever to keep employees engaged and, […]

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DOL Highlights Growth in MHPAEA Enforcement

The year 2016 was a banner year for mental health parity enforcement, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) reported. The agency’s growing efforts to bring group health plans into line with the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) were summarized in a recent DOL release.

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Managing FMLA Leave Duration: Limits On Intermittent and Reduced Schedule Leave

It’s one thing to grasp individual Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) rules, but another thing entirely to apply them in the real world. This article series addresses some of the most confusing real world problems. Here we’ll focus on managing the duration of FMLA leave and limits on intermittent and reduced schedule leave.

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Claim by Worker’s Estate Against Employer’s Uninsured Motorist Policy Is Barred

The New Mexico Supreme Court recently responded to a certified question from the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico in a lawsuit filed by the family of a worker who was killed in an accident at a salvage yard that was likely caused by a coworker. The supreme court’s answer turned on the resolution of a conflict between language in the New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Act (WCA) and the uninsured motorist (UM) statute.

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