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September 15, 2022

Employer Medicare Part D Notices Due

Medicare open enrollment begins October 15th – and with this comes a participant notice requirement for employers who sponsor group health insurance that includes prescription drug […]
September 13, 2022

Leveling Up Your Open Enrollment Game: Tips for Success

For most employers, employee benefits represent a significant portion of their overall budget and a critical part of their employee recruitment and retention strategy. Benefits vary […]
August 29, 2022

How Mineral Put the Kibosh on Hiring Scams 

Hiring scams are proliferating, stealing more than $68 million through fake opportunities in Q1 2022 alone.  Recently scammers used LinkedIn to pose as recruiters working for […]
August 19, 2022

Making the Most of Job Interviews

Anytime you’re looking to fill a role, time is money. So it’s important to make sure you make the most out of job interviews by maximizing […]
August 12, 2022

Brokers’ Toolkit: Focus on Value to Sell During Inflation

Today we are seeing some of the highest, fastest inflation rates we’ve seen in decades. This can make the sales environment scary for brokers. Many of […]
August 9, 2022

The Real Value of Great HR

At Mineral, we know HR is key to the success of a business because it is our business. But recent findings from our State of HR […]
July 20, 2022

Focus on Heat Safety to Manage Rising Temps

Rising temperatures are making heat exposures more dangerous But there are things you can do to prepare for heat related illness at work Some factors can […]
July 12, 2022

PCORI fees are due by Monday, August 1, 2022

By way of background, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) created the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study clinical effectiveness and health outcomes. To finance the […]
June 28, 2022

The Power of Allies: Everyone has a Role in Pride

Authenticity is a big part of mental health, and allies have a lot of power to help. A lack of authenticity at work can cause a […]
June 22, 2022

Introducing Mineral’s 2022 State of HR Report 

The pandemic hit most businesses like a tsunami. It arrived suddenly and upended existing workplace practices and operations. Now, as the worst of the pandemic flood […]
June 10, 2022

Personal Pronouns: Creating A Safe and Welcoming Workplace 

Attention to pronouns and using a singular ‘they’ isn’t new. People have been doing it for more than 300 years. Giving people a chance to express […]
May 20, 2022

Survey Shows DE&I has taken a Backseat During the Pandemic  

Company DE&I priorities took a backseat for many organizations through the pandemic Only 16% of companies that prioritized DE&I before the pandemic report that it remains […]
September 26, 2017

Federal Employment Law Update-September 2017

Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors On September 15, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor released the 2018 minimum wage rate for federal contractors as required by […]
September 26, 2017

Ask the Experts: Salary Nondisclosure Agreements

Question: We’d like to have employees sign a documented policy saying that they will not discuss their pay with current or past employees or with others […]
October 10, 2017

Ohio Employment Law Update-September 2017

October 10th, 2017 Minimum Wage Increase The Ohio Department of Commerce has announced that the state’s minimum wage will increase from $8.15 to $8.30 per hour […]
October 10, 2017

New Jersey Employment Law Update-September 2017

October 10th, 2017 Minimum Wage Increase The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDLWD) has announced that the state’s minimum wage will increase from […]