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Compensation & Benefits

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.

SSA reinstates employer no-match letters

09/24/2018
The Social Security Administration is again sending no-match letters, called Educational Correspondence Announcements, to employers that file W-2s on which employees’ names and Social Security numbers don’t match its records. Warning: W-2s with these mismatches may also garner penalties from the IRS.

Wage report spurs worries about retention

09/20/2018
With the economy humming along nicely, employers know they need to retain workers or face the task of trying to find new hires. That’s increasingly difficult to do.

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.