HR News & Articles

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April 10, 2013 – 2,707 views
Mr. Pete Tosh - The Focus Group
Today your organization is facing an economy that is recovering very slowly. As a result, you and your management team are probably tasked with optimizing the performance of your downsized, lean workforce – achieving more productivity & profit from fewer employees. What is your organization’s plan?... Full Story 
April 9, 2013 – 2,437 views
HR Resource
The minimum wage and over-time provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) are enforced by the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The department is dedicated to getting employers in line with FLSA regulations. This is shown by the fact that the WHD has recovered unpaid wages amounting greater than $1.25 billion for workers numbering close to 2 million since the year 2000. These numbers do not take into account the fines levied on erring employers, which, if included, amount to much more... Full Story 
April 8, 2013 – 2,255 views
HR Resource
The number of people who are uninsured is substantial enough for the government to take it seriously and come up with ways of reducing the numbers. Over the years, a number of laws and propositions have been brought forward. But none of them have generated as much interest as the pay or play mandate. This is a mandate that is aimed at the employers to ensure that every family gets an insurance policy to cover their basic to intermediate medical needs at least... Full Story 
April 5, 2013 – 2,659 views
Todd A. Solomon - McDermott Will & Emery LLP
On January 17, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service published final regulations under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”), which are effective immediately. Congress enacted FATCA in 2010 to make it more difficult for United States taxpayers to conceal assets held in offshore accounts. In order to discover information about offshore accounts, FATCA imposes significant reporting obligations on both non-U.S. foreign financial institutions (“FFIs”) and United States taxpayers holding foreign financial accounts. As discussed below, a non-U.S. retirement plan may be subject to... Full Story 
April 5, 2013 – 2,322 views
HR Resource
Safety audit is the key to accident prevention. Job accidents and health issues within an organization are nothing new or unanticipated. However, if these things begin to happen rather too frequently, there’s something amiss. The organization needs to focus on safety and take preventive measures or remedial measures to bring down the accident rate. Safety audit is nothing more than... Full Story 
April 3, 2013 – 2,189 views
HR Resource
The health care industry is a billion dollar industry. It is common knowledge that health care costs are escalating on a daily basis. But not many people are aware of the factors that are driving the costs up and the trends in health care costs. Understanding these factors will give you a clear idea as to what kind of insurance policies you can buy. Here are some interesting facts and trends on healthcare costs... Full Story 
April 2, 2013 – 2,496 views
HR Resource
The ADA, or the Americans with Disability Act, prohibits discrimination based on a person’s disability. It also gives out the terms and conditions for employing people with physical or mental illness in a job. This provision of the act has been expanded by the ADA Amendment Act (ADAAA) and by the legislations of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The act covers employers who have 25 or more employees, and this includes the local as well as the state governments. There are many provisions to this act that managers should be aware of, while selecting people with intellectual disabilities for employment... Full Story 
March 25, 2013 – 2,546 views
Todd A. Solomon - McDermott Will & Emery LLP
In Ginther et al v. Steelworkers Health And Welfare Plan et al, a case filed in federal court on February 11, 2013, an employee alleges that his employer wrongfully denied health coverage to his same-sex spouse. The health plan at issue does... Full Story