Effective January 1, 2023, Washington employers must comply with SB 5761, commonly known as Washington’s Pay Transparency Law, signed by Governor Jay Inslee on March 30, 2022. SB 5761 amends Washington’s Equal Pay and Opportunity Act (RCW 49.58) to require employers with 15 or more employees to include in each job posting the wage scale […]

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The board’s executive compensation committee is the focus point for many of the extraordinary financial, economic and operating challenges currently facing healthcare organizations. Executive compensation increases are impacted by both an inflationary economy and significant revenue downturn. In addition, the US Department of Justice has identified executive compensation as an important conduit through by which […]

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Rewards programs recognize workers for their efforts and attitudes, but what do employees really think about them? And are internally managed programs more meaningful…

On November 15, the Senate approved a resolution to end the national emergency concerning COVID-19 declared by the president on March 13, 2020. The resolution was approved by a bipartisan vote of 62–36, with 13 Democrats joining all present Republicans in voting for the resolution. While ending the national emergency is different than ending the […]

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How can employers manage their workforces during periods of economic uncertainty? In this McDermott webinar, Lindsay Ditlow, Cristell Fortune, Abigail Kagan and Marjorie Soto Garcia offer perspective on the following topics: Communicating the transition The impact on contractual and other obligations WARN Act, furloughs, layoffs and salary reductions Strategies for unionized workforces Access the webinar.

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This document serves as a tool to track key congressional positions, as well as potential and pending changes that are relevant to health policy on Capitol Hill. It covers US House of Representatives and US Senate leadership and membership of the healthcare committees of jurisdiction. This tracker will be updated after the election when Congress […]

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What if, instead of quitting, employees suffering from burnout could completely break away from work for one, two or three months? Those workers would be more likely to…

Newer models of health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs), such as qualified small employer HRAs (QSEHRAs) and individual coverage HRAs (ICHRAs), continue to generate… https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/benefits/pages/employers-consider-hra-based-alternatives-to-group-health-plans.aspx

California companies with more than 15 California-based employees will have to disclose hourly or annual salary ranges for all job postings by January 1, 2023. According to this HR Brew article, McDermott Partner Michelle Strowhiro said she recommends HR professionals review job descriptions with business leaders and legal counsel (preferably, under legal privilege). The goal […]

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​Two associate directors at Villanova University discussed the link between emotionally intelligent leadership, inclusive work-family culture and overall employee…