This year’s flu epidemic may already be taking a bite out of your company’s productivity.
The owner of two national restaurant chains is testing out a new approach to mandated health insurance — turning more full-time employees to part-time.
You know they’re really at the beach (or the mountains or their own backyard), but they have to offer some excuse why they won’t be making it into the office that day. Here are some of the craziest.
There’s still some hope you won’t have to worry about the massive increase in 1099 reporting that kicks in next year.
Tough economic times bring out the worst in certain office personalities, awakening latent bullies or making active ones more belligerent. Here’s why you should care.
After years of meager pay raises that barely keep pace with inflation, it looks like employees would be willing to take some desperate steps to achieve a significant pay bump.
Study after study confirms that most workers aren’t setting aside nearly enough money for retirement. As a result, an increasing number of individuals are prolonging their retirement. This can have a drastic effect on employers, so is it time for firms to get more aggressive?
When the feds created those new model COBRA notices to account for the Obamacare exchanges, they also included some other key info — info that was easy to miss on first read.
While there are plenty of health reform regs to worry about in the near future, there’s a good chance you’re already thinking about the “Cadillac Tax” that takes effect in 2018.
Last year, a huge automaker managed to avoid healthcare cost- increases for the overwhelming majority of its workforce. But the tactics they used aren’t specific to giant corporations.
Can’t lavish employees with big raises or bonuses? Don’t take that as an excuse for unmotivated staffers. It’s not about the money.
In many cases, biometric screenings are still the single most important part of successful wellness and health-management programs. And successful wellness programs can cut your firm’s healthcare spending.
No surprise here: Health-care costs are expected to rise again in ’09. Fortunately there are some proven ways to keep costs from rising too high.
Wellness programs have helped many companies save money — and cost some a small fortune.
You probably have at least a few employees who recently looked at their paychecks expecting to see a specific number and were surprised to see a higher one. And that presents a golden opportunity for finance pros.
Employers have a lot of freedom to determine how their 401(k) plan fees are allocated. The flip side of that freedom: A tremendous responsibility to make sure everything fee-related is done “solely in the best interest of participants.” That last part has caused plenty of legal issues for employers recently.
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