Tag: states


Federal Court Won’t Let Plan Make Service Provider Defendant in Fiduciary Suit

The spotlight that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has shined on fiduciary duties for retirement plans has heightened awareness among plan sponsors and their third-party administrators (TPAs). But the proposed rule hasn’t necessarily made some plan sponsors more willing to accept the responsibility of the role.


May the Force Be with You in (a Changing) 2018

Star Wars geekdom is strong in my family. I have it. My sons have it. My wife… well, she’s coming around. Like many my age, I grew up on the original Star Wars trilogy, idolizing the litany of iconic characters that include Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Chewy, Darth Vader, and so many others. […]


Which States Pay Best—and Worst—for the Most Dangerous Jobs?

New research reveals the highest and lowest-paying states for dangerous occupations, including logging workers, fishers, aircraft pilots, roofers and garbage collectors.  The analysis of mean salaries in all 50 states for jobs with the highest industry rates revealed that only 15 states pay above the national average of $56,795 for these dangerous jobs.


Sessions Memo Changes DOJ Position on Transgender Discrimination

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement changing his department’s position on transgender employment discrimination marks a change in the legal landscape, but it doesn’t alter employer obligations under various state and local laws or the position taken by other federal agencies.


New Survey Finds Only 32% of Employers Offer Paid Family Leave

Does your company offer paid leave for the birth or adoption of an employee’s child? If so, you’re among the 32% of employers who say they offer this benefit, according to a new survey released by Standard Insurance Company (The Standard)—in conjunction with the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC).  


Alt-Right Protests: Guidance for HR on Employees’ Off-Duty Conduct

The actions of employees can put their employers in a bad light, and that presents HR with a problem. If the employer chooses to fire an employee who engages in off-duty conduct that goes against the employer’s values, will there be legal trouble? Possibly, according to attorneys focusing on employment matters, but a dismissal can […]


Nevada Legislation Would Create New Sick Leave, Minimum Wage Requirements

It would seem as though the Nevada Legislature has declared war on small employers this legislative session with proposals to raise the minimum wage, require equal pay for equal work, and force Nevada employers with 50 or more employees that have operated in the state for at least one year to provide 24 hours (equivalent […]


Difficulties Managing Employees Across Multiple States

Staying in regulatory compliance and treating employees consistently are goals any employer would have. Continuing to do so as the organization grows and operates across multiple states, however, can present many challenges. How can an organization grow and continue to operate across state lines while minimizing risks and maximizing productivity?


CMS Seeks Input on Easing ACA Burdens

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking input on how it can reduce the economic and regulatory burdens of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The request for information (RFI), published June 12 in the Federal Register (82 Fed. Reg. 26885), calls for recommendations on streamlining the ACA’s regulation of the individual and small-group […]