Tag: trends

Top 10 trends in background checks for employment

Should you conduct background checks for employment? California employers are understandably wary, with recent lawsuits alleging that background checks can have a disparate impact on protected groups. However, background checks can be a great resource. They provide an opportunity to learn more about potential employees and to investigate whether applicants have lied, stolen, or otherwise […]

Top 10 Benefits Trends in 2011

In a time of economic uncertainty, employers are looking for innovative ways to balance the needs of their workforce with the realities of the post-Healthcare Reform era. Kristen Allison, president of Burnham Benefits Insurance Services, a leading employee benefits consulting and brokerage firm based in Orange County, offers insight into today’s hottest trends set to […]

Misclassified Employees Can Mean Big Payouts

In yesterday’s CED, attorneys Veronica Gray & E. George Joseph warned of the coming crackdown on misclassification of independent contractors. Today, classification factors considered by government agencies and the courts, as well as an introduction to a can’t-miss webinar next week. Misclassification is high on the DOL and IRS agendas, so it’s a good place […]

New Index Measures Unretirement

The changing attitudes and expectations of American workers regarding retirement have been measured in Sun Life Financial Inc.’s first “Unretirement Index.” Unretirement is defined as working at least 20 hours per week after reaching the age when one is eligible to receive full social security benefits. The Unretirement Index measures consumer opinions toward five factors […]

News Notes: Employee Benefits Data Now Available

The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics has just released a new survey showing the latest trends in employee benefits. The study describes what medium and large private employers offer in terms of paid leave, health and retirement benefits, and life insurance, and it provides a useful benchmarkfor comparing your own employee benefit plans. When it […]