Human Resources Newsletter
October 14, 2016 - 9:35 am

Legal Updates & Reminders 1, 2017: Effective date of recently announced minimum wage increase to $10.20/hr. for certain Federal contractors. Oct. 25, 2016: Effective date of Final Rule on Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order, referred to as the “Blacklisting” rule. Begins the phased implementation of disclosure of labor law violations for Federal contractors

Well-being versus wellness
October 14, 2016 - 9:16 am

At first glance there may not appear to be any difference between the two words. Words like car and automobile or exercise and workout are nearly identical in meaning. However, wellbeing and wellness are more like exercise and spin-class or cat and tabby. The two are related but one has a narrower and more focused

Marketplace Notices ACA Fines
October 6, 2016 - 12:07 pm

As we have previously noted, many employers, including several of our clients,  have received “marketplace notices” from the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) informing them that one or more of their employees signed up for health coverage through the Federally-Facilitated Marketplace for 2016 and are receiving a tax credit or subsidy in doing

Walking challenge at work.
October 4, 2016 - 1:36 pm

Walking Challenge – The Starting Line Just the word “challenge” can send some employees into their best competitive mode and others hiding behind the ficus tree in the break room.  That’s why a walking challenge for the benefit of your employee’s health can be a tricky proposition to implement and have high participation rates. The Benefit Company