human resources

May 24, 2024
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HR Corner: Best Practices for Managing Leaves of Absence

Employers who offer comprehensive leave benefits foster loyalty and satisfaction among employees, leading to increased retention and productivity.
May 20, 2024
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Empowering Your Employees and Your Business Through Benefits Education

For business owners and HR professionals, wearing many hats is a daily reality. You juggle finances, marketing, operations, and so much more, all while trying to ensure your employees have access to the benefits they deserve.
April 8, 2024
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HR Corner: How to Draft Employee Policies and Procedures

Employment policies and procedures are essential in providing standard frameworks for the employer and employees in the workplace.
March 27, 2024

Alternative Funding: Is Captive Insurance Right For Your Business?

While employers have traditionally insured their employee benefits risks through an outside insurance carrier, the increased demand for employee benefits has resulted in an inflation of costs associated with insuring employee benefits risks.
March 25, 2024

DOL Issues Independent Contractor Classification Final Rule

On January 9, 2024, the Department of Labor released a final rule that revises how to classify workers as employees or independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
January 29, 2024
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7 Trending Employee Benefits Fueling Workforce Success in 2024

Attracting and retaining top talent remains a critical challenge for companies navigating an ever-evolving labor market landscape. In 2024, the need for agility and strategic foresight will only intensify. Balancing rising healthcare costs and inflation with employee needs and value expectations demands innovative solutions.
December 26, 2023

Increased Limits for HSAs, FSAs, and HDHPs Coming in 2024 — What You Need to Know

The Internal Revenue Service has established increased limits in 2024 for health savings accounts and employee benefits plans, and for benefits professionals, it’s important to prepare for these changes as we enter a new year. These increased limits present more opportunities for employees to maximize their healthcare savings in 2024.
November 21, 2023
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Why an End-of-the-Year Checklist is Essential for HR Professionals

It's especially important for human resources professionals to make sure that all compliance-related matters have been addressed and that any loose ends are tied up before the start of the new year.
October 19, 2023
ACA Play Or Pay Penalties

ACA Pay or Play Penalties Increase for 2024: HR Professionals Take Note

Earlier this year, the IRS announced 2024 employer mandate penalties that apply to all employers with 50 or more employees — otherwise known as applicable large employers (ALE). If you’re a human resources professional at an ALE, it is essential for you to understand these penalties and how they could impact your workplace.