At issue in the final day of oral arguments on health care reform was whether the individual mandate, which requires most U.S. residents to enroll in a qualified plan or pay a financial penalty, is so intertwined with the broader law that the entire law would fall if the court rules the mandate is unconstitutional.
Benefit experts had hoped the administration would provide another extension, but none was provided in a batch of frequently asked questions issued March 19 by the departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury.
Plan participation, investment options are not always true measures of a plan's performance.
For eons, we've learned many of our most important lessons from friends, family and peers. When we're trying to get people to act in a certain way in line with basic do's and don'ts of workplace conduct, lectures and raw information won't be effective. Read More
Like many organizations, we're forced to try and do more with less. How do we still innovate and keep people motivated/inspired to keep giving their all?
—Strapped for Resources, supervisor, manufacturing, Flint, Michigan
How does it happen that brilliant leaders act so mindlessly and how do you prevent their self-initiated destruction and the damage they leave behind? Telling leaders the rules and explaining applicable laws is not enough.Read More
Hey edgy executives: Take a deep breath and stop hopping from one priority to another.Read More
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
I met with a group of talented, thoughtful executives recently. We discussed values, culture and the role of speaking up in the face of organizational misdeeds. As we talked about leadership, I was asked a challenging question. Read More
What strategies are effective for ensuring employees remain motivated during the recession (critical since companies are asking them to do more work with fewer resources)?
—Bad Feeling Coming On, software services, California