Compliance Bulletin – DOL Increases FMLA Enforcement

Compliance Bulletin – DOL Increases FMLA Enforcement OVERVIEW The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is focusing more of its resources on enforcing compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) through employer audits. Although the DOL has always had the authority to conduct FMLA audits, the agency has been ramping up its efforts and…

Compliance Overview – COBRA Continuation Coverage

Compliance Overview – COBRA Continuation Coverage  The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) allows individuals to continue their group health plan coverage in certain situations. Specifically, COBRA requires group health plans to offer continuation coverage to covered employees and dependents when coverage would otherwise be lost due to certain specific events. These events include the…

HR Insights – Say Hello to Generation Z

HR Insights – Say Hello to Generation Z In the next few years, members of Generation Z—those born between 1995 and 2010—will begin entering the workforce. They are remarkably different than their millennial predecessors and their arrival should force businesses to change their marketing strategies and rethink recruitment and retainment techniques. The following article examines…

Live Well, Work Well – PUBLIC HEALTH: ZIKA VIRUS

Live Well, Work Well – PUBLIC HEALTH: ZIKA VIRUS Named after the Ugandan forest where it was first discovered, the Zika virus is a mosquito-transmitted infection. Unlike other mosquito-transmitted infections, there is no vaccination to prevent or treat the Zika virus currently. Though becoming severely ill from the Zika virus is rare, it is important…

Live Well, Work Well – LEAD POISONING

Live Well, Work Well – LEAD POISONING   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 4 million children in the United States are at risk of exposure to lead. Lead poisoning occurs when lead builds up in the body, usually over the course of months or years. Symptoms Initially, lead…