Tag: employer

healthcare

Latest Employer Tactics for Reducing Healthcare Costs

Although the trend in the employer health insurance marketplace is relatively restrained in contrast with the out-of-control individual marketplace—averaging just 2.6% for 2016-2017—overall costs remain very high. Consumerist tactics continue to be among the primary ways employers seeks to contain (if not reduce) costs.

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taxi

Taxi Drivers: Employees or Independent Contractors?

With lawsuits against ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft in the news, the issue of whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee has been getting quite a bit of attention recently. The following case involved an employee performing what now seems like an almost old-fashioned occupation: taxicab driver.

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Why You Need to Involve Your Employees in the Hiring Process

Hiring decisions are typically made solely by the employer, with little to no input from employees. This is a mistake, Heather R. Huhman argues on Entrepreneur.com. She says that by staying fully in charge of the hiring process, employers may cause potential candidates to shy away from job offers.

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Domestic Violence Doesn’t Always Stay at Home

We often hear of violence in the workplace. Employers should also be aware that employees are not always the source of such violence. Domestic abuse can, and has spilled into the workplace, sometimes with tragic consequences. It’s a situation all too familiar to Lynn Fairweather, MSW, president of Presage Consulting and Training, LLC.

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401(k) Hardship Withdrawal Rules Explained

To ease employees’ concerns about access to their elective deferrals in the event of a financial emergency, an employer may provide for hardship withdrawals in its plan. This can provide some peace of mind during difficult times.

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