In partnership with Carlson Dettmann Consulting, LLC, we have released the results of the 2017/2018 “Upper Midwest Annual Wage Increase Survey.”
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Take two actions immediately: 1) Visit the Equifax website to determine if you have been impacted. 2) Take appropriate steps to protect yourself from future cyber attacks.
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Wind. Floods. Rain. Are you covered? As the insurance industry evolves, the definition of what perils are covered by a policy is evolving too. Find out if you’re covered or need to take action to protect yourself.
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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.
Holiday parties are the proverbial mixed bag. Employers offer them to recognize outstanding employees, allow employees to network and connect, and celebrate a year’s hard work. But without careful planning, holiday parties can result in excessive drinking, inappropriate behavior, accidents and legal liability.
It’s that time of year — unfortunately. Many employers hoped that efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA) earlier this year would mean they would no longer have to worry about 1094C/1095C reporting. But the repeal efforts failed, the ACA remains the law of the land, and now it’s time to start working on the 2017 ACA reports.
The Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) employer shared responsibility penalties (a/k/a “play or pay” penalties) were initially supposed to be effective starting in 2014, but the Obama administration delayed the effective dates and has not actually attempted to collect these penalties. Many people questioned whether they ever would, especially given the change in administration after last fall’s election. But that is apparently about to change.
The Cadillac Tax is set to go into effect in 2020, after having been delayed by Congress a few years ago. What should employers do now? Estimate your exposure to the Cadillac Tax using reasonable assumptions, look for ways to minimize or delay the exposure, make incremental changes and prioritize large changes where feasible. This can put you in a good position for facing and responding to the Cadillac Tax.
This rule is intended to help create a safer work environment for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers and make it easier and faster to accurately track, manage and share records of duty status (RODS) data. The final rule also prohibits certain drivers from operating a CMV without an ELD. The final rule became effective on Feburary. 16, 2016, and full compliance with the rule is expected by December 18, 2017.
Snow days were a highlight of winter when many of us were children, but now winter weather presents a host of difficulties for employers. There are safety concerns, OSHA regulations to comply with, potential liability risks, attendance confusion and pay-related issues. It’s important to be prepared for all scenarios associated with inclement weather before the weather arrives, and to make sure employees are properly informed of all relevant policies and procedures.
Insurance cannot prevent the personal disaster caused by a wildfire, but it can help you recover. There are three areas that you should think about before disaster strikes.
Before the recent legal changes, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) required employer-sponsored group health plans to cover all FDA-approved contraceptive methods, aside from three exceptions. Changes to one of the exceptions (the religious accommodation process) will impact coverage for some employers. This article explains the scope of the changes and how affected employers should respond.
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