Tag: full-time employees


Employers Brace for Paid Leave Brought on By Coronavirus

Just as employers were taking a look at a bill in Congress aimed at providing paid leave for employees affected by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, the House-passed legislation took on changes in the Senate. As of early March 17, no Senate vote had been scheduled.


Will 2020 Be a Repeat of 2019? Experts Weigh In

Record-low unemployment, a growing skills gap, artificial intelligence (AI), and the gig economy—what do these have in common? They were some of the most common topics employers discussed throughout 2019 and for the latter half of the past decade. As 2019 comes to an end, we’re continuing on with the 2020 predictions.


Talent Retention: Nearly 25% of Workers Say Their Employer Does Not Offer ANY Benefits

Nearly 25% of full-time employees in the U.S. do not receive benefits, such as health insurance, retirement savings plan, or paid vacation, from their employers, according to a new survey by Clutch, a B2B research firm. These findings suggest that by not offering a benefits package, businesses risk losing out on top talent during the […]


Employer Deadline Extended for ACA Reporting to Individuals

Recently, employers and insurers were given an extra month to comply with the upcoming Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements to furnish 1095-B and –C reports to individuals. The deadline is being moved back from January 31 to March 2, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced in Notice 2018-06. In addition, the good-faith transition relief […]

ACA and the full-time workweek: a change on the horizon?

by Marianne Clendenen Among the many changes to employment policy and practice wrought by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), perhaps none is currently as hotly contested as the definition of “full-time employee” and the correlating “workweek.” Congress is considering amending the ACA to change what’s considered a “workweek” from 30 hours to 40 hours per […]

Determining whether variable-hour employees are entitled to offer of health insurance

by Gesina (Ena) M. Seiler Beginning January 1, 2015, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will require large employers (with 100 or more full-time and full-time equivalent, or FTE, employees–in 2016 it drops to 50 or more employees) to offer minimum essential health insurance coverage to at least 70 percent (increasing to 95 percent in 2016 […]

‘Play or pay’ and whistleblower protections under healthcare reform

by Timothy P. Brechtel and Ricardo X. Carlo As if you didn’t have enough to worry about as healthcare reform heads toward full implementation in 2014, the new whistleblower protection provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) may present a trap for unsuspecting employers looking to cut costs by tweaking their workforces. Under ACA Section […]