September 26, 2023

2023 State of HR: 3 Ways for SMBs to Thrive Amid Workplace Challenges

“Bad companies are destroyed by crises. Great companies are improved by them.” These words, from former Intel CEO Andrew Grove, were spoken long before 2020 and […]
September 11, 2023

Grief Looks Different for Everyone; Bereavement Leave Should, Too

Although we as Americans seemed to have collectively agreed to #neverforget, occasionally I’ll come across someone who forgets what day it is. It happens more often […]
August 30, 2023

Question of the Month: What Should Employers Know About Pregnancy Discrimination?

Pregnancy discrimination happens when an employer treats an applicant or employee unfavorably because they’re pregnant, gave birth to a child, or have a medical condition related […]
August 23, 2023

What is the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act? Plus 6 More Legal Answers About Pregnancy in the Workplace

This post first appeared on on June 23, 2023. See the original post here. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) is an exciting (and long […]
August 16, 2023

My Job is Beach: Three HR Lessons from Greta Gerwig’s ‘Barbie’

“Barbie” has taken the world by storm—a pink storm! Hilarious and thoughtful in equal measure, the movie addresses serious issues that have historically surrounded Mattel’s famous […]
August 9, 2023

World Breastfeeding Week: 5 Ways HR Can Support Lactating Parents

This blog post discusses breastfeeding.   If reading that sentence at work made you squirm in your chair a little, that’s okay—and this post is especially for […]
July 26, 2023

Legal Update: ACA Case Highlights Lingering Uncertainty for Preventive Services

A recent court ruling is reactivating HR and benefits concerns for employers around coverage for preventive services allowed under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with no […]
July 19, 2023

Don’t Sweat Summer Compliance: PCORI Fees due July 31

Although summer is a hot time for HR compliance deadlines, there’s one that most employers don’t need to sweat about: Fees charged to group health plans […]
July 14, 2023

Mineral Webinar: Workplace DEI Efforts Don’t Have to Swerve for Supreme Court

On June 29—just 10 days after Juneteenth, a nationwide observance celebrating the true end of chattel slavery in the United States—the Supreme Court struck down affirmative […]
July 12, 2023

HR Compliance Heats Up: Form 5500 Filing Due July 31

Summer is a time when HR compliance obligations heat up right along with outside temperatures, as the federal government requires certain plan report filings within seven […]
June 30, 2023

Workplace Safety Training: 6 Things Employees Need to Know

June is National Safety Month, annually sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to highlight efforts to prevent injury “in the workplace and any […]
June 29, 2023

8 Steps to an Effective Safety Risk Assessment 

June is National Safety Month, annually sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to highlight efforts to prevent injury “in the workplace and any […]
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 […]