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Understanding Disability in the Workplace

April 16, 2014

In this quick 10 minute preview of our upcoming live webinar, “Understanding Disability in the Workplace,” we will explore the types of regulations and programs that provide pay and/or job protection to disabled employees. We’ll also discuss “stay at work” and “return to work” programs, and red flags for delayed or sustained productivity. We’ll close with the 5 things you can do today to improve your disability-focused workplace program.

Legal Issues Arising Out of Utilizing Information Derived From Social Networking Sites

March 19, 2014

More and more employers are conducting background checks as part of their pre hiring process. If you are one of those employers, it is important that your business understand the legal "do's" and "don't's." In this quick preview segment of our upcoming live webinar, "Dealing With Employees Who Have Been Charged With a Crime," you will learn how employee social networking sites are being used as part of the background check process and the legal risks associated with doing so. This is just one example of the type of updated compliance information you will receive by attending this live webinar.

Handling the Complexity of Integrated Program Reporting

February 10, 2014

Employers struggle with finding a way to measure the effectiveness of their occupational health programs and crafting reporting packages that are relevant and action-focused. Often data is difficult to collect, or overwhelmingly detailed. In this 10 minute webinar preview segment, we will discuss how to tailor a reporting program to the decision making needs of your audiences.

FLSA Fluctuating Workweek Regulatory Guidance

January 27, 2014

The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is continuing its assertive enforcement of the minimum wage and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"). In regulatory guidance, the DOL has stated that the payment of bonuses, shift differentials, and certain other forms of premium pay are inconsistent with and can preclude an employer from calculating overtime pay on the basis of half-time "fluctuating workweek" methodology. In this ten minute preview segment taken from my live upcoming webinar on March 12, 2014, I will explain the legal and regulatory foundation of the "fluctuating workweek" and why employers need to review and focus on the DOL's regulatory pronouncement.

Health Savings Accounts: Contribution Rules

January 17, 2014

This 10-minute segment from our live upcoming webinar on February 19, 2014, focuses on the rules for contributions to Health Savings Accounts. One of the key design issues in an HSA-based plan is how both employees and employers can contribute to employees’ HSAs. This segment explains how the right contribution structure can accomplish multiple objectives.

Disciplining or Terminating Workers' Compensation Claimants

January 17, 2014

This 10 minute segment is taken from our live upcoming Webinar on February 13 and 28, 2014. It will explain how the existence of a workers’ compensation claim creates additional problems for an employer when disciplining or terminating a workers’ compensation claimant. This segment will also explain what employers need to do to avoid those problems.

COBRA: Who, What, and What If?

November 8, 2013

In this quick preview of our full on-demand webinar, "COBRA: A Little Bit of Everything," on we will discuss some of the specifics of who gets offered COBRA, what mistakes plan administrators typically make, and the cost of making those mistakes. You will learn that people on your health plan may or may not be eligible for COBRA. Additionally, you will learn about two notices that can “make or break” your COBRA offering.

The ADA, Addiction and Alcoholism: What an Employer Needs to Know

July 15, 2013

One of the most misunderstood and confounding problems impacting businesses today is managing drug and alcohol abuse within its workforce. This has become even more difficult with recent amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act. In this quick preview of our upcoming live webinar we highlight some of the differences between alcoholism and drug addiction, and how these interact with the protections demanded by the ADA. This preview is from our full on-demand webinar, “The ADA, Addiction And Alcoholism: What An Employer Needs To Know” which focuses on the myriad of issues related to this difficult problem, and suggesting the best way to handle some of these.

Contractor or Employee Under FLSA

March 8, 2013

According to the Department of Labor, 80% of employees are not in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) which, at its core, requires the payment of a minimum wage and overtime for covered employees. Not surprisingly, wage and hour litigation has exploded in recent years, with federal court filings having increased by 300% since 2000. The top 10 settlements alone in 2012 totaled nearly $300 million. Of central importance to avoiding litigation is the proper classification of workers: is the worker an employee subject to the FLSA and, if so, is there an exemption which excepts that employee from overtime and minimum wage obligations? This 10-minute webinar examines the preliminary question of whether a worker is an employee covered by the FLSA, or is an independent contractor to whom overtime and a minimum wage need not be paid. If the worker is an employee, the focus shifts to determining whether the employee might be exempt from the FLSA.

A New Year for 401(k) Plan Liability

February 4, 2013

This 10-minute segment is taken from our on-demand webinar titled “A New Year for 401(k) Plan Liability - Plan Sponsor and Participant Disclosures under 408(b)(2) and 404(a)5.” It provides a primer focused specifically on the new United States Department of Labor reasonable contract or arrangement regulations. We will provide slice outlines of the rules, what you need to be focused on and specific practical solutions. Fiduciaries are under pressure right now from the participants from the government. This is a great way to get ahead of the game early on with a concise and focused understanding of your responsibilities to the plan and its participants under these new rules.

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