Learn about the change to hardship distributions employers may consider adopting. New legislation did not change what might constitute an individual hardship, but it does make hardship withdrawals easier to obtain for participants.
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OSHA recently released a memo clarifying how to apply standards when conducting compliance investigations. The federal regulations are still in place and remain unchanged, but the memo raises some concerns about post-accident drug testing.
About three million workers service equipment and face the risk of injury if lockout/tagout is not properly implemented. According to OSHA, compliance with the LOTO standard prevents an estimated 120 fatalities and 50,000 injuries each year.
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The end of the individual mandate penalty in 2019 does not change an employer’s 1094C/1095C reporting obligations. The information reported on the 1094C/1095C forms relates primarily to the employer mandate, which is not going away.
The world of HR is changing at a rapid pace, and at the core of the change is the need to attract, engage, and retain exceptional talent to allow your business to innovate and grow. The demand to attract the next generation of workers and then engage them throughout their tenure can be made easier by the use of HR technology.
A well-managed benefits program is critical to the long-term success of an organization because of the major impact benefits have on attracting and retaining talent, employee productivity, and other factors that keep business leaders up at night. For this reason, you have a great opportunity to build a strong case for implementing benefit administration technology.
As we near the end of the year, we would like to share some talent development trends to think about for 2018. What our research has taught us is that with improved branding, engagement and communication strategies in your organization, you can find a talent management program that best aligns with your culture and employee retention strategy, or one that will allow you to bring your culture to the next level.
On July 1, 2017, paid sick and safe time leave laws went into effect in St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Recently, the Minnesota Court of Appeals issued a decision upholding Minneapolis’ ordinance except as it applied to employers outside of the city limits. If you are a St. Paul or Minneapolis employer, you’ll want to make sure your organization is complying before penalties begin to be assessed.
You might be surprised by how many times we hear from employers and insurance professionals, "Ben admin solutions are just ben admin solutions — how different could they really be?" The answer is that they can be significantly different. Therefore, if you are considering implementing or replacing an existing online benefits administration technology, please allow us to share what we see as the most common points of clarification needed as we assist employers in finding best-fit technology solutions for their business.
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