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Intended workers’ comp bid stops at-will firing

10/18/2017
In Pennsylvania, employment is presumed to be at-will, meaning employers can terminate workers for any legal reason or no reason at all. There is one exception, however. The so-called public policy exception provides protection from termination if an employee files a workers’ compensation claim.

Trump order OKs health insurance associations

10/17/2017
After Congress failed to pass legislation repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, President Trump decided to take matters into his own hands. On Oct. 12, he issued an executive order directing the Department of Labor to write new rules allowing employers to buy health insurance benefits for employees through multi-state, multi-employer associations.

Snapshot: 51% of employers oppose repealing, replacing the ACA

10/11/2017
Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act have stalled for now. A slight majority of employers want it to stay that way.

Trump administration initiatives to affect HR

10/11/2017
Three Trump administration policy reversals issued over the course of two days in early October could quickly begin affecting the HR practices of employers nationwide.

What can I do about an employee who files a workers’ compensation claim?

10/06/2017
Q. May I terminate an employee for filing a workers’ compensation claim?

Frequently asked questions about COBRA and Cal-COBRA

10/03/2017
Five questions about COBRA and Cal-COBRA regulations.

Stress lawsuit OK’d even after workers’ comp

10/03/2017
The workers’ compensation system is supposed to make it easy for employees who are injured at work to get benefits. They don’t have to sue: If they can prove they were hurt at work, they receive benefits.

When workers’ comp, illegal status collide

09/26/2017
Federal law requires employers to verify that employees are eligible to work in the United States. It’s unlawful to knowingly hire anyone without authorization. But what happens if an employee’s ineligibility is only discovered in the course of investigating a workers’ compensation claim?

Snapshot: How many employers offer health benefits?

09/19/2017
The health insurance “offer rate” for all but the smallest employers increased in 2017.

Diabetes costs employer health plans the most

09/12/2017
Diabetes is the number one condition affecting benefit plan health costs, according to the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Workplace Wellness Trends 2017 Survey.
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