Tag: benefits


What Is a Real-Time Review?

Performance reviews get their share of bad press. There are lots of reasons that more and more organizations are transitioning away from the traditional model of annual performance reviews.

Turning Passive Candidates into Active Ones

In yesterday’s Advisor, we noted that passive candidates may be a great resource to try to fill vacant roles. We reviewed several ways to try to find these candidates. Today, we’ll take a look at how to entice a passive candidate to become an active one.


More Money, More Problems (When You Terminate an Employee)

One of the most common questions we receive is what an employer can do when an employee is terminated and owes the company money. In response, our clients hear one of the most common phrases in this area of the law—no good deed goes unpunished. Below are some guiding principles regarding employer benefits and employee […]


Court Vacates $16M Judgment Against Cigna for Recouping Overpayments

A federal appeals court vacated a judgment totaling more than $16 million against a health plan administrator for its actions in attempting to recoup overpayments to an out-of-network hospital. The case is Conn. Gen’l Life Ins. Co. v. Humble Surgical Hosp., LLC, 878 F.3d 478 (5th Cir., Dec. 19, 2017).

Pros and Cons of Employee Engagement Surveys

Does your organization utilize employee engagement surveys? If it does, you are undoubtedly familiar with many reasons why they’re often cited as being critical to gauging the “temperature” or “mood” of the workplace. Indeed, there are many potential benefits to be gained but also some potential drawbacks. We’ll explore some of each now.


How the Best Places to Work Use Family-Friendly Benefits to Maximize Potential

In a competitive job market, employers are always looking for a leg up on the competition. So it’s no surprise that when Fortune and Great Place to Work release their annual list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For business leaders, people operations pros and job seekers all dive in with great interest.


Fringe Benefits Affected by the TCJA: Moving and Transportation Expenses

The enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) on December 22, 2017, brought the most sweeping overhaul of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) since 1986. Most of the changes took effect January 1, 2018. This article discusses the TCJA’s impact on employer provided fringe benefits and our insights, based on conversations with employers […]