The effect of the recent 21st Century Cures Act on health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) was clarified by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) in a new round of frequently asked questions (FAQs).
Navigating the latest tax reporting changes and avoiding filing errors is not always straightforward and can present unique challenges to small and midsized businesses.
In the last installment, we covered the rules regarding Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) intermittent leave. This article will focus on intermittent leave regarding pregnant employees. Curbing abuse of intermittent leave for pregnant employees can be difficult due to the permissive approach taken by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to FMLA leave during […]
The California Court of Appeal recently considered whether an employer may be held liable for a third party’s injuries resulting from an auto accident caused by an employee who was carpooling with his supervisor and coworkers from the jobsite after the end of their shift.
While the United States is still one of few developed nations that do not offer paid parental leave, Americans overwhelmingly support these policies. A recent poll shows that 82% of voters say it’s important to explore legislation that allows paid time off for medical and family reasons. Today, there is potential for change on the horizon. There has been a growing chorus of support for possibly amending federal unemployment insurance laws to guarantee 6 weeks of paid maternity leave.
Healthcare coverage has been a hot button issue for employers since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law in 2010. With President-elect Donald Trump taking office tomorrow, there has been much speculation over whether or not the ACA will be repealed. Only time will tell if the ACA survives a Trump presidency, […]
Throughout 2016, newspapers and magazines documented Americans beset by financial concerns. “Evidently, Americans are having a difficult time with their finances. Whatever its cause, their financial insecurity and growing awareness of just how great their insecurity is—inability to cover even a $400 emergency—has created a level of financial stress that is impacting all areas of […]
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released informal guidance for advising employees of their legal rights in the workplace with regard to depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health conditions. Although the guidance is geared to employees, it provides insight for employers as to the EEOC’s position on protections provided for employees […]
The hiring outlook for 2017 is the best the U.S. has seen in a decade with two in five employers (40%) planning to hire full-time, permanent employees over the next 12 months, according to CareerBuilder’s annual job forecast. Three in 10 expect to hire part-time, permanent staff while half of all employers anticipate adding temporary […]
Employee turnover is extremely expensive, costing up to 1.5 to 2 times an employee’s salary, and those numbers are rising. Finding and training a replacement can be an arduous process. In an effort to recruit and retain employees, companies do everything from offer free, chef-cooked lunches to employees to regular retreats in fun locations—particularly in industries where the demand for talent is acute.