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Benefits, Compliance

Don't Miss These Important Benefit Compliance Deadlines

June 8, 2017

It’s that time of year again when schools are dismissing and summer vacation is on the brain. It would be nice if benefits compliance could take a break for the summer too, but unfortunately, that isn’t the case. One of the biggest mistakes we see clients make is missing important filing deadlines.

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Benefits

Understanding and Navigating FMLA

May 18, 2017

In my conversations with HR professionals over the years, I can’t recall a single person who has said “I love administering FMLA! I’m 100% confident that we do everything perfectly with all of our leaves!” It’s no surprise that the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) tends to be more of a “have-to” than a “want-to” for most employers. If handled incorrectly, FMLA has the potential to be a wet blanket on an employee’s otherwise good employment experience, not to mention the legal implications for the employer.

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Benefits, Compliance

The AHCA: If at First You Don't Succeed

May 5, 2017

The opponents of the ACA scored the political equivalent of a first down on Thursday when the House of Representatives passed an amended version of the American Health Care Act (“AHCA”). This highly publicized and politically charged legislation is the proposed first step to repealing and replacing the ACA.

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Human Resources, Health Care Reform, Trends, Benefits, Compliance, Compensation

Workplace Trends for 2017 [Video]

January 6, 2017

It’s that time of year again when we share the workplace trends we see emerging for employers. While there’s some uncertainty going into 2017—like a new president—the best plan will be to stick with what we know works: Working with a multi-year strategy and adjust to course alterations as they come. It’s about thinking big picture, being strategic, and embracing design thinking when it comes to your people and business strategies.

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Human Resources, Trends, Benefits, Well-Being, Compliance, Culture

Top 10 Blogs from 2016

December 30, 2016

It's hard to believe 2017 is almost here! This year has been quite crazy with many surprising twists and turns.  Proposed changes to FLSA legislation. Insurance companies dropping out of the Individual Marketplace. Trump elected as president. The list could go on.

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