HR had a tumultuous year when it came to compliance and regulations. Under a new administration, regulations were rolled back—but not necessarily the ones we expected. Deadlines were changed, employers were confused, and health care gave everyone a headache.
The executive benefits and perquisites landscape may make you recall lessons from high school geology. Movement is often slow, but can result in dramatic shifts. As the competitive landscape adjusts to economic and societal forces, so do the ways companies seek to attract and retain their key executives. To find out whether (or how) benefits […]
Many qualified profit-sharing and 401(k) retirement plans allow participants to take loans from their account balance. To ensure that the loan is repaid and to avoid administrative headaches, many plans require repayments be made by payroll deduction.
With open enrollment well underway for most organizations and the end of calendar year fast approaching, it’s time for HR departments to focus on Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting for plan year 2017. Though HR teams have a few years of experience navigating the ACA reporting requirements under their belts, confusion and stress levels continue […]
With ongoing changes in the threat ecosystem and regulatory climate, employers need to be looking beyond the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other traditional breach laws to prioritize the organization’s critical knowledge assets, according to data security attorneys who spoke at a recent American Bar Association (ABA) conference.
Creating an effective pay program is challenging enough. It’s even more so with the emotion that comes into play when a company makes the decision to part ways with an employee. If your company is facing a reduction in force due to new technology, a merger, or another business reason, severed employees won’t be alone […]
Although disability-based harassment/hostile work environment claims have been recognized by the courts for a while, they aren’t very common. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit—which covers Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas—recently rejected an employee’s claim of disability-based harassment under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), finding her employer’s good-faith efforts to engage in […]
When positions are tough to fill, it can be tempting to just hire any candidate simply to have someone doing the job. But we all know that hiring the wrong person can end up being more costly in the long run—especially if the new hire causes any problems.
Does your compensation program have a solid foundation? It does if you took the time and made the effort to develop a compensation philosophy.
The discussion at various levels of government and business today is that the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) doesn’t go far enough. That’s why some jurisdictions are taking matters into their own hands, adding to the law’s basic requirements.