HR News

September 22, 2020

Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) Rebates 2020

Are you an employer that is receiving a rebate check from your group medical insurance carrier? September 30 is the deadline for insurers to issue rebates, […]
September 21, 2020

Employer Medicare Part D Notices Are Due Before October 15, 2020

Are you an employer that offers or provides group health coverage to your workers? Does your health plan cover outpatient prescription drugs — either as a […]
September 15, 2020

Leading During a Pandemic

No one knows what the workplace is going to look like in three months. COVID-19 continues to spread. School reopening and attendance plans remain tenuous. Further […]
September 11, 2020

How Can We Support Employees Affected by Wildfires and Other Natural Disasters?

Hundreds of thousands of people have had to evacuate their homes due to the wildfires on the West coast, and dangerous ash and smoke have affected […]
September 10, 2020

DOL Releases New Back-to-School FFCRA Guidance

Ever since it became clear that not all schools would be fully reopening for the new school year, employers and employees alike have been wondering how […]
September 8, 2020

Can I deny FFCRA leave to an employee who has high schoolers attending class remotely who are able to take care of themselves during the day?

Question Can I deny FFCRA leave to an employee who has high schoolers attending class remotely who are able to take care of themselves during the […]
September 4, 2020

Upcoming Webinar: Getting “Good” at Diversity and Inclusion

An important reason to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace is that it creates opportunities and avenues for everyone to contribute meaningfully to the mission […]
September 2, 2020

What is right for the employee must now be right for the business

What is right for the employee must now be right for the business. If anything, the pandemic has taught us that the two cannot exist separately […]
September 1, 2020

For leave requests under the FFCRA, can we require proof that the school or place of care is closed?

Question For leave requests under the FFCRA, can we require proof that the school or place of care is closed? Answer No. However, you can and […]
August 26, 2020

ThinkHR Sees Increased Urgency Around Handbooks

Handbook policies are increasingly being used by employers to respond to critical events in 2020. Most recently, we’ve seen an uptick in clients using ThinkHR’s Living […]
August 25, 2020

Reclassifying Employees as Part-time

Question Business has slowed and we’re cutting back the hours of some employees. Do I need to reclassify them as part-time if they’re working fewer than […]
August 24, 2020

Start Your DE&I with Unconscious Bias Training

More and more, small businesses are recognizing the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I), but many still need help figuring out where and how to […]