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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 […]
May 18, 2022

A Safer Workplace is Within Your Reach

We all want what’s best for our businesses and employees. That’s why most employers understand the importance of focusing on safety. Sure, safety training and resources […]
May 3, 2022

2023 HSA Contribution Limits Released by IRS

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced the annual inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) for calendar year 2023 in Revenue Procedure 2022-24. The new limits […]
April 28, 2022

The Qualities of Great Managers and How to Develop Them

Great bosses don’t happen by accident. They need the right kind of training and insights to develop. Bad management practices are contagious, but good ones can […]
April 26, 2022

3 Reasons P&C and Benefits Agents Must Work Together

Welcome to the first in our series Hot Takes with Frank. In this series, industry expert Frank Pennachio is going to lay it all out. Frank […]
April 25, 2022

Managing Risk and Employee Health & Safety Go Hand in Hand

As a broker, you’re always trying to find ways to reduce losses for your clients and in turn keeping rates low. One of the most common […]
April 21, 2022

New Survey: Adaptability Key to Swift Pandemic Rebound

Dramatically shifting labor market indicates that employers need to reconnect with employees Companies where HR has a strong voice were able to use the pandemic to […]
April 21, 2022

Denying Vacation Requests and More April Q&A

We answer your questions about denying vacation, requests for sensitive information, and much more! Q: Is it acceptable for us to be denying vacation requests? In […]
April 19, 2022

Employee Health and Safety Affects All Employers 

Everyone seems to focus on manufacturing and construction when it comes to employee safety. But employee safety affects all employers, even those in offices or other […]
April 14, 2022

Workplace Investigations: A Framework for Success

Workplace investigations are a common necessity for many reasons—from harassment to conduct-related issues. Knowing how to conduct a thorough fact-finding exercise is key for reducing the […]
April 12, 2022

Pets in the Workplace

People love animals. Pet ownership in the US is at historic highs. Workers viewed pets in the workplace as a big perk before the pandemic, and […]
April 8, 2022

In a Strong Safety Culture, Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility

Safety cultures aren’t something you can create by just writing a check. They take dedication, time, and commitment. In fact, a successful safety culture also depends […]
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 […]