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November 10, 2022

Coming Soon: California’s New Pay Transparency Law

California’s new pay transparency law will require employers with 15 or more employees to post the pay scale for an open position in their job posting. […]
November 1, 2022

Four Ways to Make Terminations Less Stressful

Nothing you can do will make terminations entirely stress free. But terminations are often far more challenging than they need to be. Good preparation and the […]
October 27, 2022

Supporting Employees with Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the United States. According to the CDC, about 264,000 women get breast cancer and 42,000 […]
October 25, 2022

Big Changes are for Small Businesses Too

People tend to think that big changes are infrequent. Or maybe they just used to think that. Think about some of the big changes that have […]
October 20, 2022

Achieving Healthy HR: Thoughtful Compensation

The pandemic and job market have made it difficult for employers to attract and retain talent, negatively impacting operations and profitability. Mineral’s Healthy HR framework shows […]
October 18, 2022

Recap: Change Management for Small Businesses

Change is a constant in life. Organizations of all sizes must adapt to market conditions, customer preferences, regulatory changes, or more at some point. However, knowing […]
October 13, 2022

The Interconnection of Risks Facing Businesses

The insurance profession segments agents and brokers into separate categories. Property and casualty (P&C) agents are trained and licensed differently from employee benefits (EB) agents. Insurance […]
October 10, 2022

Recap of 2022 HR Tech

Last month, a group of Mineralists attended the HR Technology Conference and Exposition. Also known as HR Tech, the conference focuses on driving HR success through […]
October 4, 2022

How Paid Family Leave Can Help Your Business

Paid family leave can have an upside for your business. When people feel needed at home, but can’t afford to take time off, they are distracted, […]
September 29, 2022

Breaking the Cycle of Toxic Workplaces

‘Toxic workplaces’ might be a buzzword, but toxicity’s impact on productivity and turnover are very real You don’t have to accept a culture of negativity and […]
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 […]
October 19, 2016

US Labor Department sues Sentry Equipment Erector’s ESOP fiduciaries for failing to protect plan assets during multi-million dollar purchase of company

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against the fiduciaries of a Virginia-based employee stock ownership plan, alleging the defendants failed to […]
October 27, 2016

US Labor Department issues compliance guidance for employee benefit plans in wake of Hurricane Matthew, related disruptions

WASHINGTON – In light of the devastation following Hurricane Matthew, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employee Benefits Security Phyllis C. Borzi […]
October 27, 2016

US Labor Department resolves lawsuit to restore funds owed to Dell Inc. retirement plan in Monticello, Minnesota

Date of Action: Oct. 25, 2016 Type of Action: Employee Retirement Income Security Act Lawsuit Names of Defendants: Todd Olson, Dell Inc., Dell Inc. Simple IRA […]
November 1, 2016

US Labor Department releases advance copies of 2016 Form 5500 Annual Return/Report

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation today released advance informational copies […]