Human Resources is at the front lines of employers’ response to the COVID-19 crisis. The crisis is forcing almost every business to immediately develop, adapt or improve remote work policies and procedures. As HR pros struggle to keep employees safe and informed, it helps to think about what changes will be more permanent and how […]
Debate around providing gig workers who work for companies like Amazon, Uber, Lyft, and GrubHub with workers’ compensation and other benefits is intensifying across the country. Proponents, including some gig economy companies like NJ-based Postmates, argue that the long-term viability of the new labor model and its potential benefits will only happen if industry, organized […]
By supplying mothers with provisions that allow them to maintain their breastfeeding goals, along with the proper leave time to heal during the postpartum period, businesses can reduce healthcare costs and turnover rates.
Business Roundtable, an association of U.S. CEOs that advocates for business-friendly public policy, last week called for congress to make paid family and medical leave available to as many American workers as possible. The group sent letters to congressional leaders and the President urging lawmakers to legislate a national paid leave. The letter comes as […]
The 14th largest private company in the U.S. announced Nov. 7 that it now offers six weeks of paid parental leave to most of its 28,000 employees following the birth or adoption of a child. Pilot Flying J’s “gender-neutral” leave benefit is available to all new parents working at its rest stops, retail locations and […]
The transition from employer coverage to Medicare usually happens while the employee is still on the payroll, so the job often falls to HR to help employees navigate this critical change.
Companies are experimenting with health coaches to encourage engagement in wellness programs
Employers can help their employees prevent massive student debt in the first place by showing them how to take advantage of employer 529 plans.
Employers are expanding benefit strategies to emphasize employee well-being, broader benefit packages and the use of new technologies to support employee decision-making.