Guidance for Private Employers on Changes to the White Collar Exemptions in the Overtime Final Rule

Guidance for Private Employers on Changes to the White Collar Exemptions in the Overtime Final Rule The Department of Labor’s (“Department”) Final Rule on Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) (the “Overtime Rule” or “Final Rule”) updates the salary level…

Benefits Insights – Pet Bereavement

Benefits Insights – Pet Bereavement Employers are offering pet bereavement as a “boutique” benefit to retain employees and attract new talent, like millennials, who place a strong value on a company’s ethics when job searching. With 1 in 3 Fortune 500 companies offering pet insurance and 19 percent of millennials purchasing it, the idea of…

ACACompliance Bulletin – Supreme Court Returns Contraceptive Case to Lower Courts

ACACompliance Bulletin – Supreme Court Returns Contraceptive Case to Lower Courts On May 16, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court sent seven related cases challenging the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) contraceptive coverage mandate back to the lower courts to be reconsidered. In these cases, nonprofit religious employers challenged the self-certification requirement under the accommodations approach, arguing…

Compliance Overview – Medicare Secondary Payer: IRS-SSA-CMS Data Match

Compliance Overview – Medicare Secondary Payer: IRS-SSA-CMS Data Match   The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1989 requires the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Social Security Administration (SSA), and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to share information about whether Medicare beneficiaries or their spouses are working. The process for sharing this information is called…

Benefits Toolkit – Career Pathing

Benefits ToolkitCareer Pathing Toolkit – Career Pathing Introduction Recruiting and retaining a talented workforce continues to be a struggle for many employers, especially as younger individuals enter the workforce. According to a study by Gallup, millennials are the most disengaged of all working generations and are the most likely to leave their jobs in the next…

Benefits Buzz – May 2016

Benefits Buzz – May 2016 Supreme Court Hears Contraceptive Coverage Case On March 23, 2016, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Zubik v. Burwell, a group of cases in which religious nonprofits are challenging a government-designed workaround to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirement that employers cover birth control for their employees. Benefits Buzz…

HR Brief – May 2016

HR Brief – May 2016 Tips for Implementing Progressive Discipline Progressive discipline is a system that provides increasingly severe warnings for repeated employee conduct that either disregards the employer’s policies and procedures or fails to fulfill performance expectations. HR Brief – May 2016_FINAL