Human Resources News & Insights

Return of the ACA individual mandate: Could this incarnation catch on?

When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) killed the penalty on the ACA’s individual mandate, most employers believed Obamacare was effectively dead. But some states didn’t think killing the mandate was such a great idea and put forward legislation to keep the mandate alive on the state level. 

Policy changes? Here’s how to get employees on board

Nobody likes change. And when new policies go into effect, it can be tough to get everyone through the transition stress-free.

ADA: Is attendance automatically an essential job function? Court says …

  As HR pros already know, disabled employees still need to be able to perform the essential functions of their job, with or without an accommodation. 

Congress aims to greatly expand HSAs: What HR pros should know

Congress recently passed two bills that could drastically expand the usage of HSAs.

Could employees and companies benefit from a digital detox?

For busy HR pros, the idea of a digital detox may seem as out of reach as winning the lottery. But in this guest post, the folks at TollFreeForwarding.com, a Los Angeles-based international telecommunications provider, explains why it may be easier — and more beneficial — than you think.

4 ways open office spaces can do more harm than good

While many companies are eliminating cube walls in an attempt to foster more collaboration between employees, a recent study shows this could be achieving the opposite effect. 

California aims to prevent marijuana-use discrimination: Start of a trend?

If this bill passes, medical marijuana users in California will be classified as a protected class and employers will be unable to discriminate against them because of their marijuana usage.

Study: Counteroffers don’t convince employees to stay long-term

If one of your best employees gets an offer somewhere else, it’s natural to try and convince them to stay. 

30 employee handbook do’s and don’ts from the NLRB

To help employers craft handbooks that don’t violate the National Labor Relations Act, the National Labor Relations Board has issued a compilation of rules it has found to be illegal — and rewritten them to illustrate how they can comply with the law.

3 tactics to let employees know it’s OK to use flex time

Schedule flexibility is a great benefit that a lot of companies are offering. Many employees now have the opportunity to work from home or leave early to pick up their kids.