Human Resources News & Insights

New year, new goals: 7 HR trends to tackle in 2019

With the emergence of a tight labor market and a focus on preventing sexual harassment, HR pros had their hands full in 2018. 

What were they thinking? Jimmy John’s non-compete is just plain cruel

File this under sleazy employer policies. 

NLRB: Employees can have their protest – and free BBQ, too

It appears the minimum wage fight has hit the BBQ belt – and one Kansas City employer just got sauced by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). 

Big reason workers want to quit (and what’ll retain them)

In a recent study, 38% of workers said they’re actively looking for a new job – and they didn’t list wages as a reason why.

IRS cuts cell phone tax headache

Great news: The IRS has eliminated one major headache for employers associated with a common fringe benefit — cell phones.

New W-2 health costs rules could be good news for you

The IRS has given smaller employers a little more breathing room on the new W-2 health coverage cost reporting requirements.

The tough stance on benefits many employers are taking

During the past six months, 20% of employers have cut back on employee benefits. And if the economy doesn’t improve, 32% say they’ll do the same in the next six months.

Answers to tricky HR questions: Personal liability and the FLSA

Our team of experts fields real-life, everyday questions from HR managers and gives practical answers that can be applied by any HR pro in the same situation. Today’s question: Who can be held personally liable for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act?

New-fangled health plans: Make more, pay more

Employees making low- and mid-level money can’t take on much more of the healthcare cost-sharing burden. Result? More companies are now varying employees’ health premiums based on their pay grade.

Study: Reduction in force leads to increase in benefits payouts

Here’s one consequence of a reduction-in-force that may not come to mind right away — and it’s a big one.