Category Archives: Employee Benefits / Employment Law

Which Bathroom Do I Use?

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If an employee comes to you and asks this question, how would you respond? The debate over bathrooms has been all over the media. Continue reading →

Creating a Cyber-Smart Workforce Starts with Culture

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Organizations experiencing data breaches are judged by their employees as lacking in two key areas of workforce culture: employee training and pay for performance. Continue reading →

New U.S. Overtime Regulations – The Wait is Over!

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The DOL's final regulations updating the overtime pay rules, released May 18, primarily focus on updating the salary thresholds needed to qualify as exempt employees, although certain other important changes were also included. Continue reading →

Should Our Workers Compensation System Join a Wellness Program?

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Can the strength of the 20th century workers compensation framework support the weight of 21st century demands? Wellness programs and the aging workforce are agenda items at most workers compensation conferences, but what about our aging worker compensation system itself … Continue reading →

Paid Family Leave: A U.S. Culture Shift?

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There is growing support in the U.S. for more substantial paid family leave beyond the unpaid weeks required under the FMLA. What should companies consider? Continue reading →

The Health Care Macro-trends Employers Need to Understand

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Employer-provided health care is in the midst of the most dynamic change in over two decades, fueled by a convergence of trends that have created new opportunities and also new challenges as organizations craft their health benefit and workforce health … Continue reading →

The Sharing Economy and The Forgotten Man

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The golden pin that holds together and supercharges the shared economy is the classification of workers as independent contractors. Continue reading →

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: The “Uberization” of the Workforce

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In a session called Talent, Culture and Risk: the Next Frontier, John Bremen, Human Capital & Benefits Leader for North America, talked about the fourth industrial revolution: the change to workforce dynamics that he described as the “uberization of the … Continue reading →

Banks of the Future: Millennials and Risk Culture

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From employees, to consumers, banks need to affect true cultural and behavioural change, restore trust and ethics and ensure consumers are placed at the heart of business. Continue reading →

Increase Employee Engagement by Communicating Beyond Open Enrollment

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Those “quiet” months between enrollment periods present a tremendous opportunity to deepen your employees’ knowledge of and appreciation for their benefits. Continue reading →