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A tough economy is causing employers to take a closer look at the numbers to see what's working at every level. HR professionals are feeling this pressure, and it’s more crucial than ever for you to show how HR programs are improving your organization and contributing to meeting goals.
Don’t navigate stormy seas without first participating in this in-depth webinar. You’ll quickly get up to speed on the OFCCP's official self-identification form for individuals with disabilities so you can stay in compliance.
From reference checks, job postings, and résumés to testing data, disciplinary documentation, and medical files to wage and hour records, HR has a lot of documents to keep track of on a day-to-day basis.
This webinar will enable you get a handle on the basics, learn the financial lingo, and start becoming a skilled translator between finance and HR.
This in-depth webinar is designed especially for the HR or compensation professional in need of guidance on how to artfully master unusual pay matters resulting from blended (hybrid) jobs, employee relocations, pay compression, truly unique positions, and much, much more!
This in-depth webinar on best practices for conducting a compensation audit so you can ensure that your organization is ahead of the compensation curve.
This in-depth webinar is led by a seasoned California attorney who will provide a roadmap on how to identify and manage the latest—and ongoing—wage and hour risks in California, so you can effectively evaluate where deficiencies in your current policies and procedures may lie and correct any errors with minimum collateral damage. You’ll get valuable tips on how to navigate new laws, learn what will occur if your organization is audited, and gain insight into how to comply and avoid possible penalties. Don’t get tripped up by new rules—get ready for upcoming changes now!
This timely webinar on auditing your internal practices will help you to determine what's fine as-is, what needs a minor adjustment, and what could cause significant legal headaches under both current laws and probable revised regulations.
It's been another busy year for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) so far, and government agencies have released new guidance on coverage waiting periods for 2015 and beyond. Under the ACA, effective for plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2014, insurers and plans must limit any waiting periods for coverage to 90 days.
Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law in 2010, there have been a variety of judicial challenges to it, and it appears that the court system isn’t finished with the law yet. In fact, the ACA has seen a lot of court action this summer.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has recently challenged severance agreements considered standard in all industries. It also has issued an “Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” (ANPRM) on the federal sector’s obligation to be a model employer of individuals with disabilities.
Big companies are taking a broad range of actions to cut spending on employee healthcare benefits. That means higher costs for workers, a push for more consumer engagement, and greater use of telemedicine.
On June 30, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its long-awaited decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. Here you will find what it means for employers.
In recent months, employers around the country have been scrambling to keep up with developments in the evolving rights of employees in same-sex relationships. This article touches on some recent guidance on the issue from federal agencies.
Topics covered in this issue: ACA regulations, same-sex benefits, and trimming healthcare costs
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What kind of paid leaves are offered? Do you separate vacation and sick leave or paid time off (PTO)? How much paid leave each year? Is donating paid time off to other employees allowed? If you want to know about policies other employers have, then find out here!
What kind of paid leaves are offered? Do you separate vacation and sick leave or paid time off (PTO)? How much paid leave each year? Is donating paid time off to other employees allowed? If you want to know about policies other employers have, then find out here!
What kinds of variable pay do your employees receive? Do you offer short- or long-term incentives? How about sign-on bonuses? If you want to know about policies other employers have, then find out here!
What kinds of variable pay do your employees receive? Do you offer short- or long-term incentives? How about sign-on bonuses? If you want to know about policies other employers have, then find out here!
White Papers:
At MassMutual Retirement Services, people are feeling pretty positive about the emphasis women are placing on saving for retirement. After a long history of trailing men when it comes to retirement savings, their latest research shows that women are closing the long-standing gap between the genders.
We wanted to see what two of the world’s leading professional services and consulting organizations, Towers Watson and Mercer, have to say about pay in the waning weeks of 2014. It’s no surprise that, for the most part, these two organizations, both of which have their giant fingers placed squarely on the pulse of trends in compensation and benefits, are generally in agreement—with a few areas of difference.
Many of us continue to do things the way we’ve always done them, even when we recognize that there are more efficient ways to perform our jobs. Change can be time-consuming, expensive, and difficult to sell to the C-suite. However, when it comes to making the move to a cloud-based human capital management (HCM) solution, opportunities abound in terms of creating efficiencies and improving the bottom line.
As healthcare costs continue to climb and employees’ share of premiums rise, it becomes increasingly important for them to understand their health plan options during open enrollment. Chris Hill, CEO of Spotlite, a benefits administration company, says an e-commerce approach to benefits enrollment can empower employees to make informed decisions and ease the administrative burden on HR.
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