Employers got an early Christmas present when President Obama signed a budget bill that delayed the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s tax on high-value or “Cadillac” health plans.
Health and Safety
A new bill to gut many major provisions of the ACA has passed the Senate, and even though there’s little chance the current version of the legislation will remain intact, some sections — particularly those centering on the law’s “Cadillac” tax — may actually survive.
What incentives/rewards programs work best?
If you want your employees to eat healthier as part of your overall wellness plan, don’t let them get scammed by this common “health food” lingo.
Here’s a lawsuit that’s sure to frustrate the heck out of some HR pros. But it also provides a valuable lesson: When a termination involves medical issues, take the time to gather all the facts.
If what this man says is true, employers could find themselves having to accommodate a new disability.
The more you think about the potential “disasters” that could strike your company — ranging from a broken water pipe to a terrorist attack — the more you realize a recovery plan is a good idea, especially since it doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive.
Do your managers know how to spot the signs of employee burnout?
Did a text message qualify as a request for FMLA leave?
A pending lawsuit shows the dangers of background check mistakes.
Would co-workers cover up for an employee in a safety-sensitive position who might be drunk on the job?
The definition of disability — the kind employers have to make an effort to accommodate — just keeps getting wider and wider.
Prepare to be alarmed by the kinds of things C-suite executives, managers and supervisors have asked their subordinates to do for them.
Ah, the holidays. Time for good cheer, love of family and friends, warm memories — and the potential for some nasty legal hassles for HR.
Some heartwarming news in time for Valentine’s Day: Nearly one of three workplace romances ends up at the altar.
Here’s a recent case that shows the importance of interview documentation.
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