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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 […]
April 1, 2022

Elden Ring HR: 5 Workplace Lessons from the Lands Between 

Even in a solitary game like careers, teamwork and cooperation are keys to success. Challenge can be its own reward for teams, employees, and Tarnished alike. […]
November 1, 2016

US Department of Labor secures $866K judgment against fiduciaries of the California Pacific Bank’s employee benefit plan in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Department of Labor has secured a judgment against San Francisco-based California Pacific Bank and four individual fiduciaries, requiring them to pay […]
November 3, 2016

ERISA Advisory Council to present recommendations Nov. 9-10

WASHINGTON – The Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans, also known as the ERISA Advisory Council, will meet at U.S. Department of Labor […]
December 8, 2016

US Labor Department resolves lawsuit to restore $138K owed to employee benefit plan of Chicago ophthalmologist Nicholas C. Caro

Date of Action: Dec. 8, 2016 Type of Action: Employee Retirement Income Security Act lawsuit Names of Defendants: Nicholas C. Caro N.C. Caro M.D., S.C. N.C. […]
December 8, 2016

US Labor Secretary Perez announces new appointments, leadership for 2017 ERISA Advisory Council

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today announced the appointments of five new members to the 2017 Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and […]