More than 60% of two-parent families in the U.S. have a dynamic where both parents hold jobs. With this many parents in the workforce, it’s important your company is ensuring these working parents make up a large portion of your culture offerings.
During mergers and acquisitions (M&A), one aspect of the transaction that is often overlooked is an effective communications strategy to the audience most responsible for a company’s success: its employees. According to a recent report published by Deloitte, 75% of corporate executives and private equity investors expect M&A activity to increase in 2017, both in quantity of transactions as well as deal size.
In this article series, we’ll focus on the intersection of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and how it affects many other laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), workers’ comp, and other state laws that apply to medical or disability leaves. Additionally, the FMLA may intersect with a variety of employer-provided leaves […]
Domestic and global mobility grow increasingly complex as economic, geographic, and individual employee factors are all weighed together when it comes to making policy decisions. Traditional relocation programs can struggle to meet the challenges of this complexity, pushing firms to look for flexibility.
Recently we’ve received several Ask the Expert questions from subscribers seeking guidance on health benefits coverage for workers on certain nonimmigrant visas. Is coverage required for H-1B workers? What about H-2B and F-1 workers?
The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) in 2012 created a participant and plan sponsor advocate for the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) whose role is to “act as a liaison between the corporation, sponsors of defined benefit pension plans insured by the corporation, and participants in pension plans trusteed by the corporation.”
The relative popularity and effect of 176 different types of employee rewards programs were detailed in a survey by the Human Resources (HR) association WorldatWork. Inventory of Total Rewards Programs & Practices compiles the results of a 2016 survey that yielded responses from 730 organizations in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere.
A bill recently cleared the House that is designed to help employers form association health plans (AHPs), including plans that cross state lines. The Small Business Health Fairness Act (H.R. 1101), sponsored by Reps. Sam Johnson (R-TX) and Tim Walberg (R-MI), passed on March 22 by a vote of 236 to 175.
An Arkansas employee recently filed for workers’ compensation, citing a gradual-onset injury from lifting and stacking wood during her 12-hour shifts over a 5-year period. Was she entitled to workers’ comp benefits?
UPDATED: an agreement between the U.S. women’s national hockey team and USA Hockey has been reached. Citing pay and benefits concerns, members of the U.S. women’s national hockey team have threatened to boycott the sport’s world championship this year. The tournament starts this Friday (March 31) and is being hosted by the United States.