Category Archives: Employee Benefits / Employment Law

Analysis: What Next, After the Conflicting Obamacare Decisions?

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Tuesday, two conflicting circuit court decisions reflected on the ability of the IRS to direct taxpayer financial support to those Americans who enrolled in public exchange coverage. Some employers will be unaffected whichever decision prevails, while other companies—and states—will face … Continue reading →

Contradictory Obamacare Rulings Leave Employers Wondering

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Two circuit courts have come to different conclusions regarding a key component of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”): whether subsidies are available for coverage on the exchanges run by the federal government or only for those exchanges … Continue reading →

Keys to Hiring New Graduates

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Summer is here, and the market is full of fresh graduates with skills and new ideas to offer your organization. I know many mid-sized organizations don’t have a formal college recruitment program, but it’s still important to attract this top … Continue reading →

Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History – What Businesses Need to Know

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The World Health Organisation has called emergency talks to deal with the most deadly Ebola outbreak the world has ever seen. Continue reading →

Employee Benefits Insurance for Start-Up Hedge Funds

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This article details the importance of employee benefits, a category of insurance focused on the omission in the administration of an employee benefit program. Continue reading →

Hobby Lobby Decision Limits PPACA’s Contraceptive Mandate

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Employers who have religious convictions that would prohibit them from paying for contraceptive services have gotten some help from the Supreme Court today in the long-awaited Hobby Lobby case. Continue reading →

How to Tell if Your Total Rewards Strategy is Retaining Key Talent

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It seems like every business publication I read lately focuses on leadership skills, gaps in skills and talent, and the growing needs of organizations. And I know that recruiting, retaining and motivating talent is crucial to your organization’s success. What … Continue reading →

Survey: Employers Appear Committed to Providing Medical Benefits, Despite Health Care Reform Concerns

Willis Health Care Reform Survey: WHAT STRATEGIES WILL YOUR ORGANIZATION IMPLEMENT OR PLAN TO IMPLEMENT IN RESPONSE TO HEALTH CARE REFORM?

Our 2014 Health Care Reform Survey suggest that, despite concerns over health care reform, organizations plan to continue employer-sponsored health plans. Continue reading →

New Rules Affect Race, Age and Sex Discrimination Claims Against Directors

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Some important reforms to the employment tribunal system in the UK were introduced on 6th April 2014. These include a new discretionary power for employment tribunals to impose a financial penalty on an employer if they find that it has … Continue reading →

Business Risk #1?

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Companies often say that their number one asset, their key differentiator, their most valuable resource is their people. It’s not just marketing talk. Companies spend anywhere from 40% to 75% of their operating budget on employees. If human capital is … Continue reading →