1. employee benefits

    New SHRM Survey Shows Trends in Employee Benefits

    The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently released the findings from its latest survey on employee benefits. SHRM surveyed 3,490 randomly selected HR professionals and examined over 300 benefits. Their findings show the rise and fall of various employee benefits over the past 20 year…Read More

  2. FSLA white collar protections

    DoL Updates Rules Regarding FLSA White Collar Protections

    The U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) has updated its final rules regarding minimum wage and overtime pay protections for the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) “white collar” workers. White collar workers include executive, administrative and professional employees (EAP). The updated rules will go int…Read More

  3. Are Employee Wellness Programs Voluntary?

    Employee wellness programs skyrocketed in 2015, and the trend does not seem to be slowing down. In fact, 2016 seems to be the year that employee wellness programs occupy much of the spotlight when it comes to voluntary employee benefits. What exactly are employee wellness programs? According to the …Read More

  4. HR Update: EEOC Proposes New Rules for GINA Wellness Programs

    In October 2015, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) proposed to amend Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, GINA. GINA is a federal law that protects individuals from genetic discrimination in both the health insurance and employment arenas, and applies to e…Read More

  5. How Does Obamacare Affect Employees?

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare, is a US law that changed the healthcare and health insurance industry in America. Obamacare was signed into law in March 2010, and required everyone to have at least minimum essential health coverage by 2014. If you don’t have insurance, yo…Read More

  6. It’s Coming…The Cadillac Tax

    One of the important aspects of working in HR is not only knowing the current laws, but knowing the upcoming changes to the current laws. Case in point is the upcoming excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage, commonly referred to as the Cadillac Tax, which will go into effect in 2…Read More