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XpertHR’s 2020 Employee Benefits Survey Reveals Intriguing Paid Leave Findings and More

Choosing between a traditional or PTO leave system is always an important challenge for employers, but this choice has taken on added significance due to COVID-19. When setting up paid leave benefits – whether it be a traditional or PTO… continue
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DOL Audit Survival Tips: It’s a Matter of “When,” Not “If”

As an employer, you may know that the US Department of Labor (DOL) has broad authority to inspect workplaces and bring enforcement actions for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and other related wage payment laws. But did… continue
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Key Benefits Considerations for Employers Amid COVID-19: Part 2

Employers are facing immense obstacles because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but employee benefits can be a vital resource during this stressful and unprecedented time. Our first blog post on benefits issues employers are facing during the pandemic addressed: Benefits… continue
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Key Benefits Considerations for Employers Amid COVID-19: Part 1

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has made employee benefits more vital than ever. Employers spend millions of dollars each year on employee benefits, with benefits often accounting for one-third of employee compensation costs. COVID-19 is presenting unique challenges for employers and… continue
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HIPAA and the Coronavirus: 7 Big Questions Employers Are Asking

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed our lives in ways we couldn’t even imagine only a week ago, with new mandates and developments happening by the day, hour and sometimes even minute. Employers are trying to figure out how to… continue
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Decade in Review: Top Supreme Court Rulings Still Affecting Employers

With 2020 upon us, it’s a great week to have fun with biggest of the decade lists – whether they may be movies (Avengers?), sports teams (Patriots?), music artists (Taylor Swift?) or something else. So, it’s in that spirit that… continue
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6 Open Enrollment Tips to Get Your Employees Ready

It’s that time of year again! As summer fades and fall begins to emerge, many HR and benefits professionals have one thing on their minds: open enrollment season. It can be a confusing and hectic time for both employers and… continue
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Why Trendy Employee Benefit Options May Have Unintended Negative Consequences

In their effort to engage and retain employees, especially those from Generations Y and Z, employers are looking for innovative ways to secure a reputation as an employer of choice. In the process, though, they may be inadvertently turning some… continue
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SHRM’s 2019 Survey Reveals Most Popular Employee Benefits

Employers continue to place a lot of value in the employee benefits they offer their workforce, according the SHRM 2019 Employee Benefits Survey. SHRM conducts the survey annually to gather information on the types of benefits employers are offering their… continue
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Is a Voluntary Exit Incentive Plan Right for Your Organization?

Although it’s not something HR relishes, sometimes an organization needs to cut personnel numbers. When faced with this daunting task, many employers use exit incentives. At the Ogletree Deakins 2019 Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Symposium, employment attorneys Stephanie Smithey… continue
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