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January 31, 2020

What We’re Reading — January 2020

We’ve been spending the grey days of winter reading up on timely workplace topics. Here are some of the stories that came to our attention this […]
January 31, 2020

Grandmothered (Non-ACA) Policies Allowed for Another Year

States that permit carriers to renew medical policies without adopting various Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements may continue to do so through 2021, according to a […]
January 29, 2020

New Jersey: Reporting Rules for Employer Health Plans

The state of New Jersey is requiring insurers and employers to report certain 2019 health coverage information to plan enrollees and the state in early 2020. […]
January 27, 2020

5 Reasons to Rehire Former Employees

It’s not uncommon for organizations to have a policy against rehiring former employees. This sort of policy makes perfect sense in regards to troublemakers, poor performers, […]
January 23, 2020

Why You Should Care About Your Employer Brand

Lots of HR leaders today are talking about the importance of using marketing techniques to build an effective employer brand. The topic was a focus in […]
January 22, 2020

Combatting Coronavirus (And Other Infectious Diseases)

Infectious disease outbreaks happen around the world on a regular basis. And with a mobile society that travels often, even diseases that are primarily confined to […]
January 21, 2020

Types of Workplace Harassment and How to Stop Them

Insurance brokers — we don’t need to tell you that your clients are vulnerable to countless risks. As their broker, it’s your duty to understand the […]
January 20, 2020

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. by Inspiring Hope in the Workplace

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” Martin Luther King Jr. spoke these words nearly two months before his assassination on April 4, […]
January 17, 2020

Ask the Experts: Implementing Employee Reward and Recognition Programs

Question: We are considering implementing an employee discount and reward program. How should we go about this, and where can I find more information? Answer: An […]
January 14, 2020

Update on ACA Health Plan Fees

Recent legislation affects several types of health plan fees under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Some fees are eliminated, while a minor one that was scheduled […]
January 14, 2020

The Ins and Outs of Conducting Background Checks

Have you considered conducting background checks as part of your hiring process? The practice is fairly typical in the banking and financial services industries, as well […]
January 7, 2020

3 Signs of Workplace Violence and How to Mitigate Them

Despite the rising number of horrific incidents related to workplace violence, many employers continue to believe the common myth that “it will never happen here.” However, […]
December 13, 2017

Court Orders Repayment of $45,896 and Sentences Former Fund Manager In Pension Plan Theft to Serve 5 Years of Probation

BIRMINGHAM, AL – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, Southern Division, has sentenced a former fund manager in Birmingham to make restitution […]
December 15, 2017

An Early Gift for Employers: Recent NLRB Decisions Create More Predictability

Twas eleven days before Christmas, when all through the land, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced it was taking a stand. What came as welcome […]
December 19, 2017

Federal Law Update-December 2017

DOL Announced Proposal Expanding Tip Sharing On December 4, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a notice of proposed rule making (NPRM) regarding the […]
December 19, 2017

California Law Update- December 2017

Oakland Minimum Wage Increase and Poster Update On December 12, 2017, the City of Oakland announced its minimum wage will increase to $13.23 on January 1, […]