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Compensation & Benefits

Benefits in a COVID world: 6 trends for 2021

10/22/2020
As employees experience extraordinary uncertainty in the pandemic, they’re placing a higher value on their company-provided benefits—and they’re paying much more attention to the details of those perks. What does this mean for benefits in 2021?

Kids remote learning again? Grant paid leave

10/20/2020
As the coronavirus pandemic enters a new contagious phase this fall, employers must understand their obligations under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

‘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.

Leave & accommodation are top reasons for COVID suits

10/15/2020
A new analysis of all COVID-based employment lawsuits found the most popular claims are related to employee leave and disability accommodations, followed by retaliation/whistleblower suits.

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.

Snapshot: Strategic benefits of offering paid leave

10/13/2020
About half of employers offer some form of paid leave.

401(k) balances tripled between 2010 and 2018

10/06/2020
The average 401(k) plan account balance of “consistent participants”—those who remained active in the same 401(k) plans from year-end 2010 through year-end 2018—almost tripled in that period.

DOL targeting covid-leave request denials

10/06/2020
When the Families First Corona-virus Response Act went into effect April 1, most employers found themselves suddenly required to provide paid leave under two separate provisions. Uncle Sam has started making sure they comply.

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.

More HEROES and so far no villains: House tries one last time for pandemic relief

09/30/2020
Tick, tick, tick. That’s the sound of the legislative calendar. It’s winding down and this may be the last, best chance for injecting another shot of pandemic-related relief into the economy.