The latest information makes clear that employers can—but are not required to—report contributions to health reimbursement arrangements in calculating health care costs.Read More
An annual CareerBuilder forecast also shows 59 percent anticipate no change in their staff levels and 11 percent are unsure whether there will be change.
Independent workers include those on fixed-term contracts, independent consultants, those working through temporary agencies, workers on an on-call arrangement and those who own a business with less than five employees.Read More
The task force will focus on newly established small businesses and those that cannot afford in-house legal counsel or human resources personnel.
An earlier National Center for Health Statistics study found that about 1 million young adults gained coverage in the first quarter this year. Read More
The EEOC may ban the question of criminal records on job applications while some states and municipalities already have ‘ban-the-box' legislation in place. One company executive insists the initiative isn't a bleeding-heart issue but a sound business decision.Read More
Veterans find it's a tough terrain in getting from the battlefield to their chosen field.
Recently signed California legislation comes just weeks after the Labor Department announced a memorandum of understanding with the IRS that, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said, would bring the agencies together ‘to end the practice of misclassifying employees.'Read More
Not sure what to say to a recently laid-off colleague? Let Hallmark say it for you with greeting cards for the unemployed.Read More
Two plans to cut the federal deficit could drastically change the tax treatment of 401(k) plans. The first, called the ‘20/20 cap,’ would limit annual 401(k) contributions to $20,000 or 20 percent of salary. The second would end tax deductions for 401(k) plans and replace them with a flat-rate refundable credit.Read More