Question: Can employees pay for telemedicine on a voluntary basis, pre-tax? Or must it be post-tax?
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Question: How should we handle new employees if their hours aren’t what we had planned. For example – if we hired someone for full-time and offered them insurance after their waiting period, but then realize a few months later that that person was not working 30 hours per week. Since there is no look back […]
Question: We were notified that there was a breach of HIPAA at one of the vendors we use. The vendor did follow proper protocol and written notices of the breach were sent to all of the employees. My question, is there any additional requirements for employers in this situation? Answer from the experts at HR […]
Question: We would like to convert our vacation and sick leave benefits into a PTO plan. What steps should we take in the conversion?
Keeping workplace policies and practices current and legal has become increasingly complex, as critical issues like sexual harassment prevention, healthcare coverage, and pay equity work their way through courts, legislatures, and agencies. Your compliance obligations are changing daily. How to track the myriad changes and keep up with your compliance obligations? BLR asked thousands of […]
Many companies are staying put at their current employment levels (40%) or adding only 1-4 jobs (30%) in the last half of 2010, according to results of the Hiring 2010 HR Hero Line survey. Fewer than 15% of the respondents are planning to reduce staffs. Companies that are adding jobs cited a variety of reasons, […]
Last weekend, we experienced one of the worst disasters ever to hit Middle Tennessee as historic floods ravaged the state. M. Lee Smith Publishers, the company that produces HR Hero and other HR products including the state Employment Law Letters, is headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, just south of Nashville. On May 1 and 2, record […]
Each January, HR Hero asks its readers about the benefits their company plans to offer in the new year. With the changes in the economy and employers looking for ways to cut expenses, will they be reducing benefits or passing more of the cost of them on to employee? Take the survey and we’ll report […]
M. Lee Smith Publishers and HR Hero have just released a new HR executive special report on employee privacy challenges for HR pros – Employee Privacy Challenges & Solutions: Electronic Monitoring, Health Information, Personnel Files, and More. The report is written by employment law attorney Katherine Novak Townsend. Employee Privacy Challenges & Solutions, is a […]
A special issue of HR Hero Line, a free weekly e-zine from HR Hero and employment law attorneys who are part of the Employers Counsel Network, took an in-depth look at the new FMLA regulations that go into effect January 16 and what they mean to employers. “10 key changes in new FMLA regulations” by […]