When someone orders us to do something, it’s human nature to want to resist. It’s as true for kids being told to eat their broccoli or a smoker being told to quit as it is for employees being ordered to change the way they perform their work.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) continues to issue guidance related to the various actions the government has taken intended to ease the blow COVID-19 has struck against the nation’s workforce.
Earned wage access (EWA), as the name implies, means giving access to wages earned—in this case, before they would typically be paid out on payday. In other words, it is a way to shorten the gap between the time an employee earns his or her money and the time it is actually in his or […]
I get it. My last name is Kim. My appearance, as those of you who haven’t met me can tell by my photo, confirms it. It’s obvious I’m Asian-American and particularly of Korean descent. So I get why everyone assumes I’ve seen Parasite, the South Korean film that rode a wave of critical accolades to […]
Having a healthy workforce is not only great for your workers, themselves, but it also impacts your bottom-line for a variety of reasons: Reduced absenteeism, higher productivity, reduced healthcare costs, the list is endless! This logic is why one employer is now discriminating against nicotine users during the hiring process.
Do we really need to separate life from work? Or are we just not keen enough to ask for so much “life” in our work that we do not have to worry about balancing something out?
A recent study by Paychex sought to explore trends in wage growth and hours worked among small businesses. That report shows that small business wage growth has decreased, despite an increase in weekly hours worked.
Male sterilization and male contraceptives are not considered “preventive care” for health savings account (HSA) purposes, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) confirmed in Notice 2018-12. However, the March 5 notice also provided transition relief for applicable fully insured plans at least through the end of 2019.
The spotlight that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has shined on fiduciary duties for retirement plans has heightened awareness among plan sponsors and their third-party administrators (TPAs). But the proposed rule hasn’t necessarily made some plan sponsors more willing to accept the responsibility of the role.
Star Wars geekdom is strong in my family. I have it. My sons have it. My wife… well, she’s coming around. Like many my age, I grew up on the original Star Wars trilogy, idolizing the litany of iconic characters that include Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Chewy, Darth Vader, and so many others. […]