Benefits
September 13, 2017 - 11:51 am

Employers are once again being challenged with workforce staffing and readiness due to improving economic trends and an aging workforce.  Said another way, employees are increasingly mobile – to other employers or into retirement! The first paragraph in my Risk Management college text said, “Employee benefits are designed to help attract and retain employees as

Human Resources News
July 12, 2017 - 10:14 am

Legal/Regulatory Updates   OSHA proposed extending the date by which certain employers are required to electronically submit information from their 2016 Form 300A, from July 1, 2017 to December 1, 2017 DOL Secretary Alexander Acosta submitted a Request for Information to the OMB, to initiate public comment on the overtime rules proposed by the Obama

Benefits Planning Consulting Partners
June 13, 2017 - 11:01 am

Good News: ……Improve Your Safety Program Bad News: ……Sexual misconduct in the workplace? Quizzler is Back~~ …..FMLA True or False? +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Good News: Improving Your Company’s Safety Program! Would you question in your mind an offer from the federal government, about a free program… saying it will be good for you? Well, I’m pleased to

Human Resources News
May 18, 2017 - 5:42 pm

In This Issue: HR Updates & Reminders April 24: President Trump appointed Philip Miscimarra as Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). A member of the NLRB since 2013, he has been serving as the Acting Chairman since President Trump took office in January. President Trump will also be appointing two new members to

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

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