Category Archives: Human Resources

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Legal Alert: Court Requires EEOC to Substantiate 30% Limit on Wellness Program Incentives

On August 22, 2017, a federal court in the District of Columbia ordered the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to reconsider the limits it placed on wellness program incentives under final regulations the agency issued last year under the Americans … Continue reading

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Have You Had Your HR Checkup?

Have you ever walked into someone’s house and you notice a picture on the wall might be crooked. Chances are that the owner of the house doesn’t even know it. Why, because we tend to get used to how things … Continue reading

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Changes in the I-9… again

September 18th they will be utilizing a new form and you will need to begin using it on or before that date. If you have been using the online form this should be pretty easy for you.  They really have … Continue reading

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Voluntary Benefits: The Upside of Giving Employees a Choice

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Many employers rely on a robust benefits package to attract and retain employees. The challenge is determining which benefits will appeal to a diverse employee base. The best solution for many employers is customization. A benefits package that goes beyond … Continue reading

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Are you proactive in your human resources practices?

Bob is hired to work at a local company. Bob is excited because although the job pays about the same as his previous job, he believes the hours will be a little better for his family and it is closer … Continue reading

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Legal Alert: House Republicans Withdraw the AHCA Before a Planned Vote But Efforts to Repeal Continue

On Friday, March 24, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Speaker Paul Ryan pulled from the floor the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the proposed legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), once it was clear that … Continue reading

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Legal Alert: IRS to Continue Accepting Tax Returns without Indication of Health Insurance

The IRS has announced that it will continue to process tax filings of individuals whose returns do not indicate whether they have maintained health insurance as required under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The announcement is in direct response to the … Continue reading

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The First 100 Days – What Changes May Affect Your Organization

When I was younger, the company my father worked for sponsored a family day at an amusement park in Des Moines.  One of the features at the park was an old fashion wooden roller coaster.  Because his company rented out … Continue reading

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