'Time-off plans' may be an efficient and economic way to manage employee pay. But how does an employer ensure a plan complies with the Fair Labor Standards Act?Read More
Officials said the proposed rules on wellness programs are designed to give employers greater flexibility to design programs that will positively affect their employees' overall health while providing individuals with enhanced protections against discriminatory practices.
Recent data show that employers have not only restored the matching 401(k), but also that employees are contributing more to their retirement plans as well.
State-run health care exchanges could offer one-stop shopping experiences for small businesses, which usually pay more for insurance because they lack the buying power of bigger companies. Read More
The 4.1 percent increase brought health plan costs to an average of $10,558 per employee in 2012, compared with $10,146 per employee in 2011, according to the survey.Read More
I cannot overstate enough how fine a line it is between lawfully terminating an employee because of the need to take time off to care for an ill relative and unlawfully terminating an employee because of a relative's disability. Read More
Some health care reform law issues may be discussed during the remaining weeks of the current legislative session as lawmakers look for ways to reduce the federal budget deficit.Read More
For the three-month period ending Sept. 30, employees' average account balances jumped 4.2 percent from the prior quarter, and 18 percent compared with the end of the third quarter of 2011 when account balances averaged $64,300, according to Fidelity Investments.Read More
Supervisors spend 17 percent of their time, or nearly one day per week, overseeing poorly performing employees.Read More
California's new state-administered retirement savings program for certain private-sector workers could serve as a model for other states.