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Compensation & Benefits

Employees value retirement planning advice at work

09/18/2018
Workers welcome their employers’ help when planning for retirement, according to a new report by the Employee Benefit Research Institute.

Target to pay premium prices for holiday temps

09/18/2018
Target isn’t taking any chances as it staffs up for the holiday shopping season.

San Antonio paid leave ordinance takes effect next year

09/13/2018
The San Antonio City Council has adopted an ordinance requiring all San Antonio employers to provide paid time off for employees to attend to their own and their family members’ health needs.

IRS opens door to using 401(k)s to pay off employees’ student loans

09/11/2018
The IRS has voiced its support for using funds set aside in an employer-sponsored 401(k) plan to pay down student debt.

Snapshot: Less than 50% satisfied with comp & benefits

09/11/2018
Most U.S. employees are satisfied with their jobs and employers. Other than vacation leave, however, fewer than half are positive about pay and benefits.

Association health plans are small business option

09/11/2018
Billed as an alternative to health insurance required by the Affordable Care Act, the Department of Labor has issued regulations allowing small businesses—including sole proprietors with no employees—to band together to form association health plans.

New employee may be eligible for ‘ADA leave’

09/05/2018
Technically, there’s no such thing as “ADA leave” in the same sense that the FMLA specifically grants time off to deal with medical issues. However, some disabled employees may be entitled to leave as an ADA reasonable accommodation.

Small business retirement plans get boost from executive order

09/04/2018
The order calls on the Department of Labor to explore how to expand multiple employer plans, allowing unrelated businesses to band together to jointly sponsor retirement plans.

2019 consensus emerging: Raises to average about 3%

08/28/2018
A new study brings the consensus about 2019 pay increases into sharper focus. The Willis Towers Watson consulting firm projects that U.S. employers will dole out raises averaging 3.1% next year.

Summer’s over: Tell staff to get outta here!

08/28/2018
Once Labor Day weekend ends, lots of your employees will have used up most of their vacation leave. Many, however, probably still have big vacation balances left to burn. Do them and your organization a favor: Tell them to take off!