April 19, 2017 - 8:03 am

Legal Updates & Reminders April 6: The USCIS announced a speedy filling of the maximum number of both regular and advanced degree H-1B visa petitions for FY 2018. Results from the computer-generated lottery system to select the successful applicants will be known in the coming few months. March 28: The ‘Blacklisting Rule’ is voided by

I-85 Commute Alternatives
March 31, 2017 - 2:42 pm

The closure of I-85 for an indefinite period of time presents many employers with a significant business issue. The Benefit Company is pleased to offer your organization resources to help you navigate the anticipated traffic delays and congestion.  These resources could help mitigate the impact of the I-85 Bridge Collapse on your organization and employees. Federal tax

Human Resources News
March 17, 2017 - 7:03 am

In This Issue: Legal Updates & Reminders The EEOC has reported that for FY2016, there were 91,503 charges of discrimination filed. The top 3 types didn’t change from FY2015: Retaliation (45.9% of all charges); Race (35.3%); Disability (30.7%). For the first time, the EEOC also included detailed information about LGBT charges, resolving 1,650 cases and

National Association of Health Underwriters, (NAHU), 2017 Capitol Conference
February 28, 2017 - 8:50 am

Carey Brown, Founder and Principal of The Benefit Company, traveled from Atlanta to Washington D.C. to participate in the National Association of Health Underwriters, (NAHU), 2017 Capitol Conference. Below is a brief update and review of his visit with legislators and National Employee Benefit leaders. On February the 11th thru the 15th, I attended the

Human Resources News
February 15, 2017 - 1:43 pm

In This Issue: Workplace trends to be alert to in 2017 …….if they aren’t here yet, they could be coming! Did you know? Drug detection windows …….24, 48, 72 hours Answers to last month’s Quizzler ……. Important Record Retention Periods   Updates: Jan. 31: OFCCP announced that the voluntary self-identification form for individuals with disabilities

Human Resources News
January 24, 2017 - 12:25 pm

  Updates: 20: Inauguration Day! Stay tuned to learn what President Trump does with some of the prior administration’s key pieces of legislation… 22: You must start using the new I-9 form! In This Issue: Electronically sending legal documents …..you want to, but can you?? Quizzler …..HR paperwork retention Workforce Motivators …..what each generation values! Legally-Required Paperwork: To

December 2016 Edition Power of Healthy Living
December 9, 2016 - 9:42 am

In this issue: Flu Vaccination Questions: Here are some key questions about the vaccine with answers from the CDC. Go With the Flow: Aquatic Exercise: Water workouts have special advantages for exercisers. Healthy Choices, Healthy Pregnancy: Staying well throughout your pregnancy starts before conception, with knowledge and a positive lifestyle. Grocery Store Lessons: No matter