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February 5, 2020

The Advantages of Skill-Based Training

Often, when employers hear about on-the-job training, the training pertains either to general knowledge or to policies and procedures that are unique to the company. Skill-based […]
February 4, 2020

Ask the Experts: What is the Purpose of a Performance Improvement Plan?

Question: What is a performance improvement plan and what is its purpose? What is a #PerformanceImprovementPlan, and why might your clients need to have one set […]
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 […]
December 19, 2017

Colorado Law Update- December 2017

December 18th, 2017 Health Coverage for Prescription Contraceptives On June 5, 2017, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed legislation (H.B. 1186) requiring health benefit plans to cover […]
December 19, 2017

Illinois Employment Law Update- December 2017

December 18th, 2017 Volunteer Emergency Worker Job Protection Act Amended On August 24, 2017, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed legislation (S.B. 1895) amending theVolunteer Emergency Worker […]
December 19, 2017

New Jersey Law Update- December 2017

December 18th, 2017 Minimum Wage and Discrimination Posters Updated In December 2017, the following New Jersey posters were updated: New Jersey State Wage and Hour Law […]
December 19, 2017

Nevada Employment Law Update – December 2017

December 18th, 2017 Background Check Provisions Updated On June 5, 2017, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed legislation (A.B. 76) related to criminal history records, removing the […]