Recent federal agency guidance includes important information and extensions of various deadlines affecting employee benefit plans to include extensions of continuation coverage notice and election periods under COBRA.
Category: Benefits and Compensation
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The novel coronavirus has turned the world of business upside down, and while fertility treatments may have been postponed, access and use of employee benefits have not. Your employees have been affected in many ways, including working from home and, in some cases, layoffs and furloughs.
The number of people entitled to paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) will be expanded if a ruling from a New York federal judge holds.
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Trump administration’s broad exemptions for employers with religious or moral objections to covering contraception, as normally required by the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) preventive care rules.
Incentivizing employees can be an important factor when it comes to an employer’s bottom line. Several common misconceptions about the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) have driven decisions regarding incentive payments for too long.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires applicable large employers (ALEs) to offer 95% of their full-time employees healthcare coverage that meets minimum essential coverage requirements, provides minimum value (at least 60% actuarial value) and qualifies as affordable.
As employers reevaluate employee benefits following the labor shock of 2020’s COVID-19 pandemic, they must look at ways to both shore up financial health and help reduce potential future stressors.
If your organization is growing right now as the economy comes back to life, you may be considering expanding your sales force. Some organizations are looking to hire more sales people and may not already be familiar with the outside sales exemption that is part of the suite of exemptions to overtime pay regulations within […]
Pay transparency in private sectors is a divisive topic. Employers worry that implementing full pay transparency—allowing every employee to view what his or her colleagues earn—in the workplace will foster resentment among team members and limit employers’ bargaining power in recruitment.
When candidates were controlling the hiring landscape, employers were bending over backward to meet jobseekers’ demands. However, that all shifted when the coronavirus pandemic swept the globe. For employers that may be struggling to bring workers back on, may we offer this one suggestion? Try offering a better benefits package.