With more offices open, it’s important to help employees focus again. But it’s tough because they still feel overwhelmed, stressed, distracted and even unappreciated. A major culprit: All the increased “noise” in their work and lives: Beeps, buzzes and alerts have become the norm in and out of work. They get an avalanche of email, […]
Businesses cannot celebrate the holidays the old-fashioned way, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t invest in their employees this season.
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The feds have relaxed the employment verification requirement.
Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are popular savings programs designed to help employees with high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) pay for out-of-pocket medical expenses. But they offer a number of benefits for all employees, especially millennials. Pairing an HSA with an HDHP gives employees of all ages greater flexibility and control over their healthcare spending. But the […]
As employers grapple with how to screen employees for the coronavirus upon returning to the workplace, several federal agencies have issued new testing rules and guidance. In June, there were two big coronavirus testing developments: • The EEOC issued a new ruling on June 17 that said employers are prohibited from requiring mandatory antibody testing. […]
While most employers are in various stages of return-to-work plans, OSHA has just issued a 24-page guide for employers that includes recommendations on workplace accommodations, as well as social distancing and face masks. 3-phase approach OSHA’s Guidance on Returning to Work recommends a three-phase approach: • Phase 1: Make remote work available if possible. To […]
You work hard to make all of your benefits communications as good as they can be. But where does all that work end up? It can be tough for you to know how effective your communications have been. You’re not alone. Studies have shown that as many as 40% of companies can’t effectively measure internal […]
As employers direct their remote or furloughed employees back to the workplace, many are trying to accommodate the individual needs of some of their employees. However, they shouldn’t exclude pregnant or older workers, or those with children, in their return-to-work plans, according to new EEOC guidance. “Even if motivated by benevolent concern, an employer isn’t permitted […]