Human Resources News & Insights

Bill allowing firms to ask for workers’ genetic info passes first hurdle

A new bill would give employers a lot more freedom with their wellness program requests — and essentially override the protections under GINA.  

FMLA violations: Expect double damages to be new normal, ruling says

As if you needed another reason to double-check your managers’ Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) training. Still, a recent court ruling just gave employers a pretty big one. 

Trump’s move against ‘excessive regulation’ could make life easier for HR

Tired of the compliance headaches associated with federal regs? President Trump’s latest move will likely come as a welcome relief. 

Now here’s an employee perk your workers would probably approve of

If you think getting paid to eat lunch is a nice work perk, wait until you hear about the benefit one Swedish councilman is proposing for municipal workers.  

Is DOL now ordering firms to fire managers for pay mistakes?

Recognizing that employees’ direct managers and supervisors play a major role in many wage-and-hour violations, the Department of Labor (DOL) took a very aggressive step recently.  

ACA replacement proposal leaked: Some of the finer points for HR

A draft of the Republicans’ Affordable Care Act (ACA) replacement bill that was leaked to the public is likely to look a lot different when it’s finalized. Still, it gives employers a good indication of how Republicans will start to deliver on their promises to “repeal and replace” Obamacare. 

Full ACA repeal and replacement could take how long? Republican senator gives clues

Few Republicans have put a time frame on how long it could take to completely repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – but one just did. 

What kind of DOL can we expect under R. Alexander Acosta?

Amidst a sea of controversy surrounding his ties to the fast-food industry and less than 24 hours before his committee hearing was slated to begin, Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination for Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary. In his place, President Trump put forth R. Alexander Acosta.  

Employees desperately need more information on health plans, study says

As an increasing number of employees are being asked to make smarter healthcare spending decisions, communication is more important than ever. Unfortunately, it looks like many firms have a lot of room for improvement.  

Bill would allow employers to provide tax-free student loan assistance

Student loan repayment benefits have become an increasingly popular tool for recruiting and retention in recent years and, if this bill passes, that trend is only likely to continue.