Category:Benefits and Compensation

This topic provides guidance on how to handle compensation issues in a way that attracts and retains the best talent and advances the strategic goals of your business. You get news and tips on what’s going on nationally and in the states, and updates on changes in regulations, possible governmental action, and emerging compensation trends.

Avoiding FMLA Mishaps

We all know the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides eligible employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid medical leave to care for a serious medical condition of the employee or the employee’s family member. Despite the fact the FMLA is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, employers are still grappling with its […]

Maximizing Healthcare Cost Control: A Holistic Approach for Self-Insured Employers and Employees

In the increasingly complex and expensive U.S. healthcare landscape, self-insured employers face a dual challenge: ensuring top-quality healthcare for their employees while maintaining a tight grip on costs. And with many businesses operating on razor-thin margins in today’s inflationary economic environment, cost control has never been more critical. Self-insured employers, who directly fund their employees’ […]

Guaranteed OT Pay: Employers Urged to be Ready as New Overtime Final Rule Approaches

Employer interests are sounding off against the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposal for a dramatic increase in the overtime threshold, but employers are still advised to take a close look at their exempt workforce to make sure their status is justified. The DOL released its long-awaited proposed rule on August 30. If finalized, the […]

Evolving HR: FMLA and the Modern Workplace

Employers with over 50 employees regularly address employees’ requests for leave under the FMLA. When the FMLA was originally enacted in 1993, the workplace looked a bit different than it does now. Most employees went to a main worksite and job applicants came to a location to apply for employment. In today’s work environment, many employees work […]

Comment Deadline Approaches for SECURE 2.0 Catch-Up Contribution Rule

Last year, President Joe Biden signed into law far-reaching retirement plan legislation known as the SECURE 2.0 Act that includes many new rules for employers and their qualified requirement plans. In late August 2023, the IRS issued a notice delaying for two years the implementation of one of the Act’s rules—about deferrals known as catch-up […]

Case Study: Unpaid Leave of Absence Can Be Appropriate ADA Accommodation

When an employee comes to you with a proposed job modification to accommodate a health condition, consider the requested accommodation. But remember: You can offer a different accommodation that addresses the employee’s health condition but doesn’t pose the operational challenges the employee’s requested accommodation would cause. That’s the route UPS took with one of its […]

How HR Teams Can Create a Positive PTO Culture

After several tumultuous years for HR leaders and employees, companies are reassessing how they can maximize their workforces’ well-being. Paid time off (PTO) is a critical part of this process, as it gives employees the space to relax, focus on relationships, and take care of personal responsibilities and needs. This enables employees to come back […]

Prevailing Wage Update: DOL’s Revamp of DBA Approaches Final Rule

On August 8, 2023, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued new regulations addressing prevailing wage requirements under the Davis-Bacon Act (DBA). The final rule alters how the DOL will calculate the prevailing wage applicable to a given classification and makes additional significant changes to the DBA regulatory scheme. 50% Rule Replaced by 50%/30% Rule Under […]

As On-Demand Pay Gains Popularity, Data Shows How It’s Working

兴趣持续增长计划that allow workers to access at least part of their pay ahead of their regular payday. Surveys consistently show that on-demand pay—often called earned wage access (EWA)—is a popular perk for many employees and employers alike. Employers see it as a way to attract and retain workers, and employees […]

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HRDA Shorts: What Are Some Best Practices to Consider Updating Benefits Packages?

54% of American workers report being content with the benefits their current employer offers. As employers prepare for open enrollment season, many may be considering implementing new perks that appeal to the remaining 46% of workers. Joshua Dunsby, PhD, VP of Client Advocacy and Consultant Relations at One Medical; Sony Jean-Thornton, Senior HR Business Partner […]