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Watch out! You could be liable for at-home workers’ comp injuries

10/27/2020
Telecommuting plans hatched this spring were understandably ad hoc. Now it’s time to formally assess some of the employment law risks. That includes addressing workers’ compensation-qualifying injuries that occur at employees’ homes.

‘A wake-up call on employee benefits’: COVID is driving more interest in open enrollment

10/15/2020
While a vast majority of employees typically choose the same benefits year after year, that could be changing.

3 Supreme Court cases HR should watch

10/15/2020
The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2020-2021 term is in full swing. So far, there are three cases on the docket that may affect employers. Here’s a brief summary of each.

Pandemic to trigger 4.4% health cost hike

10/06/2020
That looks surprisingly “normal”—until it’s viewed in the context of employee wage growth, which has fallen to near zero this year.

After Ginsburg, Supreme Court could toss ACA

09/22/2020
Oral arguments in the case of California v. Texas are scheduled for Nov. 10, the third time the constitutionality of the landmark health care reform law has been tested.

Presidential campaign: Where Trump, Biden differ on HR issues

09/10/2020
President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden disagree on most issues affecting America’s workplaces. Here is a breakdown of where they stand.

Do your employees rely on mail-order prescriptions?

08/25/2020
With questions being raised about potential delays in U.S. Postal Service delivery, the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that 6.6 million enrollees in health insurance plans sponsored by large employers counted on mail-order pharmacies for at least one prescription in 2018.

Workers’ comp increasingly covers covid-19

08/06/2020
Most states have now modified their workers’ compensation systems to cover employees unable to work because they contracted covid-19 on the job.

Supreme Court rules for religious employers

07/09/2020
Two of the U.S. Supreme Court’s final decisions of the 2019-2020 term backed employers’ ability to invoke religion to exempt themselves from laws affecting employees and the workplace.

Use open enrollment to explain new plan changes

06/30/2020
The coronavirus pandemic has ushered in important changes for employer-provided health plans. According to experts at the Mercer consulting firm, this fall’s upcoming open enrollment season is the perfect opportunity to make sure employees understand what’s new.