Affordable Care Act terms explained.
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​Sexual harassment has entered the remote workplace, as the casual nature of virtual and online communication blurs professional boundaries. Employers need to modify…

The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit upheld an award of attorneys’ fees payable by a health plan sponsor to the plan administrators that the plan sponsor had sued. The plan sponsor aggressively pursued meritless Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) claims. Access the article.

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COVID-19 may eventually go away, but the challenges it has created and will continue to create for employers won’t. Managing a workforce in these troubling times will…

Wish you could change your health plan for 2021? In newly released guidance on new flexible rules for healthcare and dependent care Flexible Spending Arrangements (FSAs), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has included a new COVID-19-relief surprise: Employers can allow employees to make changes prospectively to health care coverage for 2021. In a recent article […]

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Before the pandemic, flexible working was seen as the ultimate benefit. Whether it was the option to work remotely or to take advantage of a company’s flexi-hours policy, it was lauded as a fantastic perk for any role. Flexibility was offered to many, but not all workers (46% of UK workers weren’t offered any flexible…

How Employee Benefits Will Change Post-Flexible Working Undercover Recruiter –

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Companies enter into merger & acquisition (M&A) deals for a range of reasons, but how employees are treated once a deal closes depends largely on the buyer’s deal strategy. Often the buyer signs a deal under the promise that the acquired business’ employees will continue to receive rewards at deal close that are comparable to […]

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Employers looking to attract women to their organizations and retain female employees who have dialed back their job responsibilities to handle caregiving are advised to…

The American Rescue Plan Act provides extensive financial assistance to underfunded multiemployer pension plans and temporarily reduces funding requirements for…
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Under the House-passed stimulus bill, the government would subsidize 85 percent of COBRA premiums for recently laid off workers and covered relatives, allowing them to…
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