Monday, November 25, 2013 10:59 AM
NEW YORK—As everyone knows, flu season is here. According to the
Walgreens Flu Impact Report
, U.S. adults missed an incredible 230 million work days during last year's flu season.
Monday, November 11, 2013 2:00 PM
NEW YORK—Federal and State laws provide guidelines for employers when
requesting criminal history information and defining when an employer
may make an employment decision based on such information.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 2:00 PM
One reason for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's (PPACA) many critics is the way the law is worded.
Wednesday, October 02, 2013 1:25 PM
It is no surprise that the federal agencies charged with implementing
the 2010 health care reform law—the U.S. Labor Department, Department of
Health and Human Services and the Treasury Department—continue working
out the rules. Here is a brief look at the delays and impending
deadlines affecting employers.
Monday, August 26, 2013 11:40 AM
NEW YORK—Is there a clear way out of your building in case of an
emergency? Do you know where all the exits are in case your first choice
is blocked or too crowded?
Tuesday, August 06, 2013 1:28 PM
NEW YORK—On June 26, 2013 the Supreme Court held in United States v.
Windsor that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996 (DOMA)
unconstitutionally encroached on states’ rights to regulate marriage.
Section 3 of DOMA prohibited for purposes of federal law the recognition
of same-sex marriages.
Thursday, July 25, 2013 1:15 PM
NEW YORK—Health care cost growth for large employers in the U.S. is
projected to slow to 6.5 percent in 2014, down from 7.5 percent in 2013,
according to consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Health Research
Institute's annual report, Medical Cost Trend: Behind the Numbers
This projection is based on an analysis of medical costs in the
large-employer market, which covers about 150 million Americans.
Thursday, June 20, 2013 10:45 AM
NEW YORK—A number of states and cities across the country have recently
passed bills that require employers to provide paid sick days, sparking
concern by companies, and initiatives to overturn these laws.
Friday, May 31, 2013 9:45 AM
NEW YORK—Following a recent survey by the
National Association of Colleges and Employers
which found that employers are not planning to hire as many members of
the class of 2013 as initially expected, a new survey published by
Adecco, a global human resources consulting company, confirmed those
Thursday, May 09, 2013 2:30 PM
NEW YORK—The percentage of Americans who receive health insurance
through employers fell significantly over the past decade, from 69.7
percent in 2000 to 59.5 percent in 2011, according to a new report by
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Thursday, May 02, 2013 3:00 PM
NEW YORK—If employers find that explaining benefits to their employees
is challenging now, then they should brace themselves for fall
enrollment when workers are expected to receive an avalanche of
marketing materials from insurers, health insurance exchanges and
government agencies in anticipation of health care reform, according to
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 2:08 PM
NEW YORK—While only two out of five U.S. workers would strongly
recommend their organization as a "great place to work," those who did
so were three times more likely to be satisfied with their benefits,
MetLife's 11th Annual Study of Employee Benefits Trends
Monday, April 01, 2013 4:10 PM
Employment lawsuits continue to rise and along with them, the costs
associated with these actions. What can a company do to reduce its
employment litigation expenses?
Friday, February 08, 2013 11:30 AM
In January, the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service published proposed rules and new
questions and answers
providing guidance with respect to the employer “shared responsibility”
excise tax under section 4980H of the Internal Revenue Code, which was
added by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and is effective
beginning in 2014. 78 Fed. Reg. 217 (January 2, 2013).
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 11:00 AM
The Additional Medicare Tax under section 9015 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act takes effect January 1, 2013.