Human Resources News & Insights

Feds weigh in on e-cigarettes at work: Should you allow them?

Employers have been asking themselves this question since e-cigarettes came on the market: Should we let people use them at work? Finally, a federal agency has provided an answer. 

EEOC’s new retaliation guidance should concern you – and here’s why

It’s about to get easier for employees to cry “retaliation!” 

DOL’s latest move will make you question using staffing firms

Multiple agencies within the federal government are applying the joint employer standard very liberally. As a result, you could be liable for another firm’s mistakes. Here’s what you need to know about the feds’ latest plan of attack. 

Heads up: ‘Cadillac Tax’ could cost you more than 40%

The IRS just issued its second set of guidance on the ACA’s “Cadillac Tax,” and it’s sure to get mixed reviews from employers offering decent health benefits. 

EEOC’s new pregnancy guidance boils down to doing one thing right

For the second time in the past year, the EEOC has issued new guidance on how to treat pregnant employees. And while the guidance is massive, the agency could’ve saved employers a lot of headaches by simply saying this … 

DOL’s got another surprise for you: New guidance on ICs

While firms anxiously await the DOL’s new FLSA overtime rules, the agency just announced it will be releasing new information on another key wage-and-hour issue this summer.  

New ACA guidance will force some employers to alter 2016 health plans

A new FAQ on Obamacare should have a lot of employers taking a close look at their 2016 health plans. 

Federal court, EEOC clash on hot discrimination issue

This is what happens when humans try to interpret and apply imperfect laws.

New ACA guidance strips employers of 2 money-saving options

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) didn’t contain a rule that prohibited employers from enticing employees to pass on company-sponsored health plans and purchase exchange coverage instead — until now. 

A cheat sheet on EEOC’s extensive pregnancy guidance

For the first time since 1983, the feds have issued comprehensive guidance on how employers are required to treat pregnant employees.