Category Archives: Employee Benefits / Employment Law

The Implications of ‘ObamaCare’ for Your Expatriate Workforce

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We’ve all heard a lot about the United States healthcare reforms under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), also known as ‘ObamaCare’, and its effect on the US domestic health insurance market. However are you aware of the … Continue reading →

EEOC 2014 Charge Statistics: Fewer Discrimination Charges, but Risks Remain High

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The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its Fiscal Year 2014 Charge Statistics earlier this month. Not surprisingly, the total number of charges filed were down nearly 5,000 from fiscal year 2013. However, retaliation charges hit an all-time high … Continue reading →

ROI vs. VOI and the Business Value of a Healthier Working Population

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Employers today have three key business concerns: health risks across their workforce, medical costs and lost productivity. So the debate on employer return on investment (ROI) for wellness programs is louder than ever. Continue reading →

Set the Right Benefits Expectations for International Assignments

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Having worked within the world of international benefits for many years now, it came as no surprise to me, at a recent conference, that international benefits were highlighted as one of the top five reasons for a dispute between an … Continue reading →

The New Key Executive: HR Director

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CEOs and finance executives are challenged with a number of different priorities in 2015. With the fast-paced ever-changing global and technological environment employers are working in today, the C suite is developing a deeper rapport within their organizations’ different department … Continue reading →

Travel and Security: Employers’ Duty of Care

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The global and interconnected nature of businesses’ operations and supply-chains mean staff frequently travel internationally on business, often to areas of political, social and economic instability. While such travel is essential for strategic growth, the risks to employees can be … Continue reading →

Does Your Compensation Strategy Make the Grade?

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No matter what business you are in, your people are your most important asset. They‘re often your largest operating expense as well. Yet all too often, the compensation programs that affect your workforce have not undergone a thorough review. To … Continue reading →

Supreme Court: Retiree Medical Benefits May be Less “Sticky” for Union Plans

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Earlier this week the Supreme Court upset what had been “settled” law in retiree medical benefits with union groups.  While the case applies to retiree medical plans specifically, the rule enunciated could have much broader affect in employee benefits cases … Continue reading →

Health Care Reform: Compliance Challenges for 2015 and Beyond

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2015 will continue to be a year of catching up on compliance for employers under Health Care Reform. Continue reading →

The Changing Face of Human Capital in 2015

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Baby Boomers are packing up their expertise and retiring in droves. The Millennial generation is at your door with fresh ideas about making work (and life) meaningful. It’s time to stop just strategizing on how to manage Millennials—and time to … Continue reading →