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Compensation & Benefits

DOL weighs in: Pay for participating in wellness activities?

10/09/2018
More and more employers are providing various wellness incentives as part of their medical insurance plans to promote healthier lifestyles and choices. A new opinion letter addressed whether employees should be paid when they participate in certain activities.

What rules apply for paying an employee who has passed away?

10/03/2018
Q. If a worker dies, could we still have to pay his or her wages earned before the time of his or her death?

What are the rules for paying an employee who cannot be located?

10/03/2018
Q. One of our workers has gone missing. Could we still have to pay him for the time he worked before he disappeared?

California appeals court upholds clock-in/clock-out rounding

10/03/2018
The decision reaffirms a 2016 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on the subject and expands on the criteria used to determine whether a rounding policy is neutral in practice, and thus lawful.

Lower Rx cost growth rate projected in 2019

10/02/2018
Prescription drug costs are projected to grow more slowly in 2019, according to findings of the 2019 Segal Health Plan Cost Trend Survey.

Benefits to attract & retain women: Go beyond the obvious

09/27/2018
The path to attracting and retaining top women employees in a hot job market is clear.

General Mills unveils improved paid time off policy

09/25/2018
Beginning Jan. 1, new parents will receive 12 weeks of paid time off at full pay. New mothers can get an additional six to eight weeks paid time off to recover from childbirth.

Out on medical leave? Don’t automatically reject bid for promotion

09/25/2018
You might assume that if an employee is out on medical leave and applies for a promotion or a different position, you can reject her application because she can’t currently work. But that could turn out to be a big mistake.

Employees who resign aren’t usually eligible for unemployment compensation benefits

09/25/2018
Generally, an employee who voluntarily resigns is ineligible for unemployment compensation benefits. However, there are some exceptions.

Where does the time go? On Nov. 4, back one hour

09/24/2018
Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour, to standard time, at 2:00 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 4.