The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking input on how it can reduce the economic and regulatory burdens of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The request for information (RFI), published June 12 in the Federal Register (82 Fed. Reg. 26885), calls for recommendations on streamlining the ACA’s regulation of the individual and small-group […]
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced a plan to change the way that small businesses enroll in insurance coverage through the federal exchanges.
In part one of this article, I addressed the benefits of offering paid vacation to your employees. While offering vacation isn’t required under federal law—once an employer has made the decision to offer vacation time—local state laws and court decisions can come into play. State laws addressing vacation typically fall into three categories—those that prohibit […]
IBM recently announced a new company-wide policy that employees are no longer allowed to work remotely. The policy states that IBM’s U.S.-based employees will eventually have to begin working from one of six main offices located in New York, San Francisco, Austin, Cambridge, Atlanta, or Raleigh. Employees who do not live close to one of […]
Employers invest significant time, energy, and resources in bringing a new employee onboard. Recruiting, screening, and interviewing processes are all done with the goal of hiring an employee who will do a job well and work well within an organization. So what do employers need to know to hire successfully? And what are the things […]
California employers need to be in compliance with the state’s new “all-gender” requirements for single-use restrooms as of March 1.
The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals (which covers Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas) recently affirmed the dismissal of a former employee’s Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) retaliation claim. The court’s decision and reasoning provides further guidance to employers on the employee notice requirement under the FMLA and is likely to prove useful to employers defending FMLA and other federal claims.
2017 is a year of uncertainty for the HR sector. Absence and disability management professionals are no different. A new president and Congress are sure to institute laws and regulations that make changes great and small. At the same time, states and localities continue to make their own legal and regulatory changes, especially around paid leave.
Question: We terminated an employee for falsifying payroll records and receiving pay for shifts she did not work. Can we issue her a last paycheck for hours worked and then keep the money to apply to her theft of over $100,000?
A group of republican senators proposed a replacement bill for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that would allow states to choose whether or not to keep Obamacare’s provisions in place. Because employers’ requirements would depend on where employees work, compliance could be a real challenge for companies with operations in multiple states, according to the […]