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5 HR Strategies Organizations of All Sizes Should Implement
Human resources (HR) departments are given more responsibility each year, often with limited resources and budgets that don’t always align with the desired organizational goals. As a result, HR teams must constantly innovate and stay on top of HR strategies
What Are Work-From-Home Subsidies and Why Are They Important?
Given the increasing popularity of remote work, work-from-home subsidies can now be regarded as a common standard in many work environments. Working from home is more popular now than at any time in recent history. What started out of necessity
3 Key Voluntary Benefits Trends to Follow in 2022
Voluntary benefits allow for more personalization that can help satisfy the unique needs of each worker, especially in today’s multigenerational workforce. Benefits packages offer value to your employees and help you boost productivity and retention in a cost-effective manner. A
Agencies Issue Guidance on Coverage of OTC COVID-19 Tests
On Jan. 10, 2022, the Depts. of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury issued FAQ guidance regarding the requirements for group health plans and health insurance issuers to cover over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 diagnostic tests. Legal Requirements Plans and issuers
Wage compression refers to the situation where there is only a small difference in pay between employees regardless of their skills, experience, or seniority. Wage compression most often occurs in the following two scenarios: A new employee is paid almost
Health FSA Limit Will Increase for 2022
Summary The Affordable Care Act (ACA) imposes a dollar limit on employees’ salary reduction contributions to health flexible spending accounts (FSAs) offered under cafeteria plans. This dollar limit is indexed for cost-of-living adjustments and may be increased each year. On
Texas Sexual Harassment Laws Amended
Summary Two bills that take effect on September 1, 2021 expand Texas’s sexual harassment laws. S.B. 45 – expands existing law to include all employers with one or more employees, and individual supervisors and coworkers may now be held personally liable for workplace
Blue Cross Blue Shield Class Action Lawsuit
After several years of litigation, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies (BCBS) agreed to settle a legal dispute challenging elements of the BCBS Association licensing agreements. In the settlement, reached on October 30, 2020, BCBS did not admit fault,