Congress has passed the CURE Act, and President Obama has signed the legislation. This change effects small employers which do not meet the "large employer" definition under the Affordable Care Act (fewer than 50 FTEs), and do not offer group health plans. Under the provision, employees may use qualifying HRAs to purchase coverage in the [...]
YYvette Marciano of Wolcott was recently awarded the Andy Thiede HR Certification Scholarship.
Lois Krause, KardasLarson's Practice Leader in HR Compliance, was recently featured on HartfordBusiness.com, a publication of the Hartford Business Journal. Lois shared expert tips and insights for employers during open enrollment. Read the full article here.
Finding the right employee reward and recognition program(s) can be a challenge if it is not done thoughtfully and correctly communicated. Many decision makers don’t set up such programs because they believe that they cannot afford such a new program at this time. It isn’t about the cost of the program, but the return on [...]
A U.S. District Court Judge in Texas has granted a preliminary injunction to the new overtime regulations thereby halting their implementation on December 1.
If you currently provide medical benefits to employees (and/or family members) in your organization that may also be eligible for Medicare benefits, and your prescription drug coverage is as good or better than the Medicare program, you need to provide a letter of "Credible Coverage" to those members by October 14, 2016. You may be able to find [...]
We appoint individual contributors into management roles which are not specifically suitable for that individual and tend to let them 'sink or swim'.* Sink or Swim The sink or swim approach leaves so much to chance because new supervisors are not typically assessed ahead of these promotions for their management potential. Current research supports that: [...]
EEO-1 report: All employers with 100 or more employees, and federal contractors with 50 or more employees and $50,000 or more in federal contracts, must file an EEO-1 report by September 30. VETS-4212 report: Federal Contractors and subcontractors with contracts of $150,000 or more are required to file this report each year by September 30. [...]
Leesa Schipani cycled 55 miles in August to support The Tour of the Litchfield Hills' cancer fundraising event.
Onboarding is an easily neglected yet critical part of the HR function. So why should you do and how do you do it well?