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Employer Leave Liability in the COVID-19 Era

In the wake of COVID-19, employers still find themselves navigating uncharted waters regarding employee leave requests and employer leave responsibilities under various state and federal requirements. Specifically, employee requests for leave under the newly created Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) and the American’s with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), have rapidly increased as the pandemic continues to impact the United States and its businesses. As COVID-19 cases are beginning to spike again in various areas nationwide, employers must remain extra vigilant to ensure compliance with their various leave-related obligations.
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CARES Act - Impact on Employer Benefit Plans

on Apr 15, 2020 9:30:00 AM By | Amy Ciepluch, Casey Fleming, Leigh Riley, Nick Welle | 0 Comments | Benefits Coronavirus
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the "CARES Act"), which was signed by the President on March 27, 2020, includes several provisions affecting employer benefit plans.
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Meal Break Abuse – Is It Okay to Dock Pay?

on Mar 11, 2020 9:45:00 AM By | Daniel Kaplan | 0 Comments | Benefits Management Fairness
How many readers have confronted the following scenario:
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Employee Benefits: Make Them Easy to Buy and Use

on Nov 20, 2019 9:45:00 AM By | Sharlyn Lauby | 0 Comments | Education Benefits HR Department
One of my favorite phrases is “make it easy to buy and easy to use”. I learned it years ago in the hospitality industry. If you want to upsell a restaurant guest, make it easy for them to buy the premium product and use it. Basically, as the guest, I simply want to pay and enjoy.
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What Do Millennials Want at Work?

on Oct 16, 2019 9:21:00 AM By | Claire Hastwell | 0 Comments | Benefits Millennials Family Leave
Our survey of millennial employees uncovered that just 44 percent of millennials in all U.S. businesses are having a positive experience at work–the lowest figure of any generation.
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How to Motivate Employees: Look Beyond Money

on Aug 28, 2019 10:01:00 AM By | Valerie Grubb | 0 Comments | Benefits Compensation
  When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute. —Simon Sinek   No matter what size their departments are and how far removed they are from the CEO’s office, all managers are responsible for defining the missions and goals of their departments (preferably keeping them in line with the overall missions and goals of their companies). By rewarding employees who successfully help a department accomplish its goals (often by achieving their own individual goals), leaders reinforce what is valued in—or even required by—a job.
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5 Alternatives to Pay Raises to Engage Employees

on Jun 26, 2019 10:18:00 AM By | O.C. Tanner | 0 Comments | Benefits Compensation Employee Engagement
While making more money is a good motivator, it should not be the end-all when it comes to encouraging your employees to be more engaged. If you think that a bigger paycheck is the only way to achieve higher engagement levels, consider these five alternatives.
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Cobra Coverage to Qualified Beneficiaries After a Sale or Merger

on May 29, 2019 9:29:00 AM By | Diane Cross | 0 Comments | Benefits Employer COBRA
A seller and buyer may contractually allocate COBRA responsibility as part of the transaction. If that is the case, COBRA responsibility will be outlined by the terms of the contract. In absence of contracted terms, or if the party who was contractually responsible for providing COBRA fails to do so, the IRS provides guidelines that outlines who has COBRA responsibility. Generally, if the seller maintains any group health plan after the transaction, the seller bears responsibility for providing COBRA coverage to the M&A qualified beneficiaries.
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4 Tips to Speed Up Your Hiring Process

on Mar 6, 2019 10:51:00 AM By | Sarah Perlman | 0 Comments | Recruiting Benefits Interviews hiring
Candidates have the upper hand in today's job market. Unemployment under four percent means that there is a high quantity of jobs available but a lack of candidates who have the required skills. Great candidates are harder to find which increases the length of the hiring process Managers spend valuable time reviewing resumes and holding interviews—if the candidates even show up that is.
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Silver Lining of an "Open" Vacation Policy

on Jun 14, 2018 10:22:36 AM By | Sharlyn Lauby | 0 Comments | Workforce Benefits vacation
 
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