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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. […]
March 30, 2022

Maximizing Your Team Building Activities

Stronger teams produce stronger results. High levels of team cooperation and amity can lead to higher levels of productivity and ROI. Pick the activity that works […]
March 17, 2022

New Rules on Arbitration for Sexual Harassment Claims 

Under a new law, employers can no longer force employees into arbitration on claims of sexual assault or sexual harassment.  This new law invalidates previously signed […]
March 16, 2022

Selecting the Ideal Risk Solutions for Your Agency

As a broker, you’re constantly asked to do more for your insureds. You help your clients overcome challenges, and often you get to foot the bill for […]
March 15, 2022

Q&A Roundup: Age Discrimination, Terminations, and More

We answer questions about age discrimination, terminating remote employees, and when someone’s ability changes after an off-the-job injury. What is age discrimination? Age discrimination (sometimes called […]
March 3, 2022

Tracking Exempt Employee Time — Is This Allowed?

There are many reasons you might want or need to track exempt employee time. For example, you may opt to track an exempt employee’s hours for […]
March 1, 2022

5 Ways to Create an Engaged, Committed Workforce

You’ve probably been hearing about the Great Resignation (or however you want to describe it) for months now. Even if you’re not dealing directly with increased […]
February 22, 2022

6 Ways to Reduce Burnout When You’re Understaffed

Question We’ve been both super busy and understaffed recently. Is there anything we can do during this time to help our employees avoid extra stress or […]
February 15, 2022

CMS Disclosure Requirements Due Soon

Do you offer health coverage to your employees? And does your group health plan cover outpatient prescription drugs? If you answered yes to both of those […]
February 14, 2022

Share the Love: 5 Ways to Show Employees You Actually Care About Them

It’s Valentine’s Day. School children are passing out cards to their classmates, romantic partners are giving and receiving presents, women are continuing to give “Galentine’s Day” […]
February 10, 2022

Supporting Menopausal Employees

Menopause (the time that marks the end of the menstrual cycle) and perimenopause (the time just before) can come with a host of symptoms. Anxiety, brain […]
February 8, 2022

The Basic Steps of a Harassment Investigation

When an employer receives a harassment claim, they have a legal obligation to examine the claim by conducting a thorough investigation. This includes the following steps: […]
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 […]