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Regulatory Analysis
We continually update our state and national regulatory analysis to help you stay current with changing regulations.

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With Salary Finder you can determine the market value of over 10,000 job families for any industry and sub-industry, company size, and location.
Whether your organization has one location or is spread across the country, it allows you to find applicable data for every location in your organization. And, if your organization is comprised of multiple business units of multiple sizes, within varying industries, Demographic Profile provides the mechanism for finding market data for all of them.
Guidance:
Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has taken an aggressive stance against what it says is employer resistance to the full enjoyment of rights secured by the various civil rights statutes. At issue are commonly used provisions of severance and separation agreements that the EEOC says illegally impede an employee’s right to file discrimination charges and cooperate with EEOC investigations.
The Obama administration has delayed implementation of several sections of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) until 2015 or later. However, a key provision that may have a major impact on employers has been in effect since the ACA was enacted. This article outlines the potential impact of this “forgotten tax” on employers.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision answered whether certain for-profit employers may avoid complying with the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) contraception mandate on religious grounds. However, the decision raised a number of other questions regarding its scope and impact.
One of the many questions surrounding healthcare reform is how the introduction of private health insurance exchanges and state health insurance exchanges could affect how—and eventually whether—employers offer health insurance coverage to employees.
Topics covered in this issue: New EEOC challenges, ACA update, Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, Private exchanges, ACA exchange subsidies
Join us for a practical and informative session on this emerging management issue.
Join us for a practical and informative session on this emerging management issue.
In just 90 minutes, you'll learn the latest wage and hour obligations concerning interns and seasonal employees.
In just 90 minutes, you'll learn the best pay policy practices for non-exempt employees so you can stay FLSA compliant.
With the recovering economy, employees may see pay rates as their scorecard. If they think they aren't being adequately rewarded, they're likely to look elsewhere. So employers with limited salary budgets must find out what employees value, outside of cash, and how to reward them in a more meaningful way without breaking the bank.
With the recovering economy, employees may see pay rates as their scorecard. If they think they aren't being adequately rewarded, they're likely to look elsewhere. So employers with limited salary budgets must find out what employees value, outside of cash, and how to reward them in a more meaningful way without breaking the bank.
Learn, from a seasoned employee benefits attorney, workplace wellness plan designs for participatory wellness and health-contingent wellness programs as well as how the ACA impacts wellness programs.
Learn, from a seasoned employee benefits attorney, workplace wellness plan designs for participatory wellness and health-contingent wellness programs as well as how the ACA impacts wellness programs.
You’ve reviewed résumés, narrowed down the candidate pool, conducted interviews and finally you’re sure you have the perfect candidate for the job. Now there’s just the matter of offering the right salary.
You’ve reviewed résumés, narrowed down the candidate pool, conducted interviews and finally you’re sure you have the perfect candidate for the job. Now there’s just the matter of offering the right salary.
Is it legitimate FMLA use or is it FMLA abuse? If it is legitimate, can you prove it? And, just as important, can you put a stop to it while simultaneously protecting yourself from costly, ugly retaliation lawsuits?
Is it just coincidence and legitimate FMLA use or is it FMLA abuse? If it is legitimate, can you prove it? And, just as important, can you put a stop to it while simultaneously protecting yourself from costly, ugly retaliation lawsuits?
With Salary Finder you can find market data for multiple locations, industries and sub-industries, and company sizes. Whether your organization has one location or is spread across the country, it allows you to find applicable data for every location in your organization.
Whether your organization has one location or is spread across the country, it allows you to find applicable data for every location in your organization. And, if your organization is comprised of multiple business units of multiple sizes, within varying industries, Demographic Profile provides the mechanism for finding market data for all of them.
The U.S. Supreme Court reviewed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) again this term, and in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., it held that the ACA’s contraceptive mandate violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA) as it is applied to “closely held corporations.” According to the Court, in a divisive 5-4 opinion, the mandate “substantially burdens the exercise of religion.”
While much has been written about Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance obligations for employer-sponsored plans—such as the “pay or play” rules, various fees and taxes, and insurance reforms—the ACA’s changes with respect to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s (HIPAA) administrative simplification provisions have received less attention.
It’s rumored that President Ronald Reagan once referred to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) as “Every Ridiculous Idea Since Adam.”
Let's say you’ve got a pregnant employee who experiences complications. She’s entitled to FMLA leave because her condition is serious enough to be protected. But is she also entitled to leave as an accommodation under the ADA? And if so, how much leave is she entitled to in total?
Let's say you’ve got a pregnant employee who experiences complications. She’s entitled to FMLA leave because her condition is serious enough to be protected. But is she also entitled to leave as an accommodation under the ADA? And if so, how much leave is she entitled to in total?
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Do you have a policy on background checks? Social media? Want to know about policies other employers have?
Do you have a policy on background checks? Social media? Want to know about policies other employers have? Let's find out!
It’s post recession and pay is going up, but how much?
It’s post recession and pay is going up, but how much?
White Papers:
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.
As we do each year, we took a look at MetLife’s Annual U.S. Employee Benefit Trends Study so we could report to readers what their peers are doing with regard to employee benefits. Once again, the Study revealed some interesting insights that may contribute toward more effective spending of your benefit plan dollars.
Grab your calculators, everyone; it’s time to evaluate your health plan. We know: No one said there would be math. But the fact is, you’re going to have to examine a lot of facts and figures in order to make informed choices for your health plan design.
A common problem with traditional health insurance is that people may simply be unable to afford their part of the cost. Even when the premium is paid by an employer, the copays and deductibles can be unaffordable. Potential answers are benefits such as telemedicine and health advocates
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