3 things for HR to do amid health care reform turmoil

If it’s Monday, there must be a new plan afoot to overturn the Affordable Care Act.

Missing exec might have taken 'hundreds of thousands'

A retirement community for Univer-sity of Minnesota employees is abuzz with rumors after a senior executive vanished after he was fired in the wake of a criminal investigation.

St. Paul embezzler of $1.2 million heads to prison

A St. Paul man who once worked as the controller of an insurance company is headed to prison following his conviction for a 20-year scheme to embezzle more than $1.2 million from his former employer.

New York's paid family leave employee contribution amount set

When New York’s new Paid Family Leave Law—which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2018—is fully phased in, eligible employees will be entitled to take up to 12 weeks of paid leave for certain qualifying reasons.

EPA suit could require turning over extensive pay records

Former employees claiming Equal Pay Act violations may force employers to produce not just past payroll information, but also after-the-fact pay data.

Snapshot: Employers expanding their benefits

Overall, 32% of employers increased their benefits offerings in the last year. They were most likely to offer better wellness and health benefits.

DOL to survey construction firms in Eastern Pennsylvania

The U.S. Department of Labor will be surveying construction firms in 25 Eastern Pennsylvania counties over the coming months to collect salary data.

Tell government employees before reducing their pay

Public employees have constitutional property rights in employment and are entitled to advance notice before their salaries are cut.

Side gig may bar unemployment benefits

If you terminate an employee who may have been moonlighting or running a side hustle, she may not be eligible for unemployment benefits. You may be able to oppose benefits because she has another source of income.

Monitor malpractice claims to collect any reimbursement

Employers with self-insured health plans should carefully monitor whether employees or their dependents using those health benefits end up suing a provider for malpractice.

Snapshot: Types of retirement plans

Defined contribution plans rule the employer-sponsored retirement realm. But surprise! A quarter of employers still offer pensions.

What are the limits for meal and lodging credits for employer-provided housing in Calif.?

Q. Our company often deducts the costs of meals and lodging from live-in employees’ minimum wages. How much can we credit meals and lodging against minimum wage in California?

Can we use a tip credit in California?

Q. We are expanding out hospitality chain into California. What is the maximum tip credit we will be able to deduct from servers in California?

Predictable scheduling rule takes effect in Emeryville, Calif.

San Francisco’s famously employee-friendly ordinances continue to set the standard in neighboring cities.

Calif. state-sponsored TV ads tout paid family leave

The California Employment Development Department has launched a new “Moments Matter” public education campaign to raise awareness about the state’s Paid Family Leave program and encourage eligible Californians to use it.
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