Category: Benefits and Compensation

This topic provides guidance on how to handle compensation issues in a way that attracts and retains the best talent and advances the strategic goals of your business. You get news and tips on what’s going on nationally and in the states, and updates on changes in regulations, possible governmental action, and emerging compensation trends.

Ask the Expert: FMLA Eligibility Requires Treatment Within 7 Days of Incapacity

Question: One of our employees has been in and out with cold and flu symptoms, but he was recently diagnosed with strep throat. The leave originally wasn’t classified as Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave, but because the official diagnosis occurred almost a month after the first missed workday, does the time he took off […]

Wellbeing 101: How Healthcare Leaders Provide Support and Build Resiliency

Being a nurse is difficult. The job entails long hours, substantial workloads, and the heavy emotional burden of guiding patients through some of the toughest moments of their lives. Nurse wellbeing is essential to the success of a health system, and it is the CNO’s job to make sure they are providing programs and support […]

Wondering What Workers Want? Research Gives Employers Some Clues

There’s no denying that all the upheaval over the last few years has had an outsized effect on the workforce. Among other things, employees weathered a worldwide health crisis and its resulting economic disruption along with the rise of artificial intelligence, which to many workers seems as scary as it is promising. With so much […]

7 Communication Tips to Protect Your Mobile Employees from Tax Violations

Taxes can be intimidating, time-consuming, and confusing for any employee. But tax complexities shoot through the roof for international employees, business travelers, and remote workers. If mobile and remote employees don’t understand their tax obligations, they risk violating laws, losing compensation, damaging the company’s reputation, and more. However, HR professionals can reduce this risk and […]

Adjust Job Expectations for Employees on FMLA Leave

An employee’s performance is measured by the amount of work done. Fair enough. The employee takes Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave. Must the metrics of performance measurement be adjusted as a result? Earlier this year, by a 2-to-1 vote, a federal appeals court gave an emphatic “yes” in response. High-Pressure Job Marianne Wayland […]

Prescription for Employee Financial Wellbeing? Start with an FSA or HSA

With inflation continuing to drive prices upward on a broad range of products and services, financial wellness is top of mind for nearly everyone. According to a recent Bank of America survey, 62% of employees are stressed about their finances and 71% feel the cost of living is outpacing growth in their income. All told, […]

6 Reasons to Complete a Dependent Eligibility Verification Audit

Many companies, regardless of size, work hard to provide top-tier healthcare benefits to their participants. Unfortunately, many come to the realization that a considerable chunk of its healthcare expenses stem from ineligible dependents. Despite the best intentions, the absence of a Dependent Eligibility Verification program can leave the organization vulnerable to financial strain, legal headaches, […]

Preventing Potential Pregnancy and Parental Leave Pitfalls in the Workplace

Most employers are generally aware that federal and state laws protect employees from adverse employment actions because of pregnancy, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and, potentially, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Employers should also be aware of and follow the Pregnant Workers […]

Beyond Compensation: Culture as a Benefit

Compensation is not the only factor that nurses consider when choosing a health system. Benefits packages, workplace culture, safety, and flexibility all play a role in the decision-making process. CNOs should take a look at their health system’s offerings to make sure they are attractive to new nurses and that they are staying competitive in […]

Service Animals in the Office? Here’s How Employers Should Handle Accommodation Requests

The concept of service animals in the workplace has been around for quite some time, but many managers, especially those at smaller companies, may not have yet had to address it. With regard to employees, you can treat a request for a service animal the same as any other accommodation request, meaning you are obligated […]