Benefits Buzz – April

Benefits Buzz – April  ACA Litigation May Affect Employers A New York district court will hear the first case on whether employers may reduce their employees’ work hours in order to avoid providing health benefits required under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).   Benefits Buzz – April 2016

Live Well, Work Well – April

Live Well, Work Well  – April  Coffee May Combat Alcohol’s Effect on the Liver According to researchers, drinking coffee may help reduce the risk of cirrhosis, a liver disease that is associated with the overindulgence of alcohol.   Live Well, Work Well April 2016

HR Brief – April

HR Brief – April  EEOC Proposes Revised Guidance on Retaliation The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has proposed revised enforcement guidance on unlawful workplace retaliation. The proposed guidance will make it easier for employees to assert claims of retaliation, as an employee will only have to establish a “convincing mosaic” of circumstantial evidence to prove…

HR Insights – Benefits of a Mentoring Program

HR Insights – Benefits of  a Mentoring Program   A mentor is an individual in the workplace who shares his or her knowledge and expertise to help another employee grow professionally. Mentoring programs can benefit not only the mentees, but also the mentors and the company as whole. The following are some of the benefits…

Live Well, Work Well – Elder Abuse

Live Well, Work Well – Elder Abuse Each year, hundreds of thousands of older adults are abused, neglected and exploited worldwide—often by people they trust the most. Victims are older, vulnerable and dependent upon others to meet their most basic needs. Abusers of older adults are both women and men, and may be family members,…

How to Prepare Your Business For an Active Shooter

How to Prepare Your Business For an Active Shooter Training Your Staff for an Active Shooter Situation An active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area. To best prepare your staff for an active shooter situation, create an emergency action plan (EAP) and…

Compliance Overview – COBRA Premiums

Compliance Overview – COBRA Premiums Group health plans can require qualified beneficiaries to pay for COBRA continuation coverage, although plan sponsors can choose to provide continuation coverage at reduced or no cost. The maximum amount charged to qualified beneficiaries cannot exceed 102 percent of the plan’s total cost of coverage. The cost amount is based…