Archive for Posts Tagged ‘employees’

Making the Workplace a Safe Place to Speak Up | Houston Benefits Group
Aug

18

2020

Making the Workplace a Safe Place to Speak Up | Houston Benefits Group

  Right now, organizations across the country are asking themselves what they can do to make their workplaces more inclusive, diverse, and equitable, particularly for Black employees. They’re hosting conversations, acknowledging areas where they’ve fallen short, and identifying opportunities for improvement. For these efforts to be successful, employees need to be able to speak freely, offering critical and candid feedback about individual behaviors, workplace practices,…

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Tools for the Remote Workplace | Texas Employee Benefits Partners
May

19

2020

Tools for the Remote Workplace | Texas Employee Benefits Partners

The traditional workplace of physical offices and desks has changed. The new normal we are all experiencing is the remote workplace. While some are adjusting to this change without any growing pains, some may find it difficult to transition. Follow these tips to help manage your time in this new space. SET UP A PHYSICAL WORKSPACE You don’t need to have a home office with…

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Aug

10

2016

Compliance Recap

July 2016 During the month of July numerous new regulations were issued or proposed by federal agencies, and existing forms and processes were updated. In particular, penalties for various ERISA violations were increased, a major overhaul to Form 5500 filings was proposed, and draft 1095-C and 1094-C forms were released. Proposed regulations were also released relating to the individual mandate and opt-out arrangements. UBA Updates…

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Aug

4

2016

Salary Considerations under the New DOL Standards

On December 1, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) will implement changes raising the minimum compensation for exempt employees to $47,476 annually. While salary is just half of a two-part equation that includes a duties test of essential job functions, scrutiny is under way to analyze compensation and find solutions to avoid conflict with the new rule. Why not just have all employees work 40…

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What You Need to Know About Student Loan Repayment and the Millennial Workforce
Aug

4

2016

What You Need to Know About Student Loan Repayment and the Millennial Workforce

Millennials account for the largest demographic in the workforce today (Berman), and by 2025 will make up 75% of our working population (Forbes).  With new technologies, more people deciding to branch out and start their own businesses and telecommuting jobs becoming popular, it’s important for employers to understand how they need to adapt previous HR policies for recruitment and retention to fit today’s workforce. A…

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Qualifying Life Event’s
Jul

5

2016

Qualifying Life Event’s

Abridged from www.healthcare.gov A change in your situation – like getting married, having a baby, or losing health coverage – that can make you eligible for a Special Enrollment Period, allowing you to enroll in health insurance outside the yearly Open Enrollment Period. There are 4 basic types of qualifying life events. (The following are examples, and is not a full list) Loss of health…

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