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Compensation & Benefits

When ERISA, state law differ, disability insurance decisions can get a second look

11/08/2016
A federal court in Texas has concluded that the federal ERISA doesn’t necessarily preempt state insurance laws that limit certain provisions in insurance plans.

Student loans get in the way of retirement savings

11/08/2016
A new survey found that employees with student loans can continue to feel the strain into their retirement years.

Paid sick leave laws linked to lower rates of illness

11/03/2016
Cities and states that require employers to offer paid sick leave benefits experience less severe seasonal influenza outbreaks.

EBSA brings shocking charges against Exton, Pa., electrical firm

11/02/2016
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Admini­stration has charged Keares Electrical Contracting in Exton, Pa., with failing to make required contributions to the company’s 401(k) retirement plan.

Ensure employees on leave understand termination rules

11/02/2016
If you have a policy on terminating employees who are out on leave, be sure to issue reminders about the rule and the timeline.

Outside COBRA admins liable for notice delays

11/01/2016
If you use an outside plan administrator to take care of sending COBRA notices to terminated employees, it is liable for any delay penalties.

DOL guidance for benefits affected by hurricane

11/01/2016
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued compliance guidance for employee benefit plans affected by Hurricane Matthew.

December 2016: Employer’s business tax calendar

10/31/2016
Here’s your monthly guide to critical payroll due dates.

No workers: Still need workers’ comp coverage?

10/27/2016
Q. My wife and I run our own business. Are we required to obtain workers’ compensation coverage even though we have no employees?

Must we continue health insurance when employees are out of work on leave?

10/27/2016
Q. Is our business required to continue to offer health benefits to our employees while they are out on family leave?