Be a Winsider, stay up-to-date on the latest news in employee benefits, legislative updates, wellness, compliance and human resources information.

Be a Winsider, stay up-to-date on the latest news in employee benefits, legislative updates, wellness, compliance and human resources information.

OVERTIME AND THE FMLA LEAVE ENTITLEMENT

Reading Time: 4 minutes The complexity of administering leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) should not be underestimated. This can be particularly true when calculating leave entitlement and usage for an employee who is using FMLA on an intermittent or reduced schedule basis. Most HR professionals know that, in general, the FMLA provides eligible employees

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IRS CHANGE MAY AFFECT THE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE

Reading Time: 4 minutes FIND OUT WHAT CHANGES ARE IN STORE FOR THE ACA INDIVIDUAL MANDATE The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has signaled a change in how it monitors compliance with the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate. Under this change, tax returns will no longer be automatically rejected if they do not certify whether the individual had health

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DOL OVERTIME RULE: UPDATE

Reading Time: 1 minute HOW DOES THE NEW OVERTIME RULE BY THE DOL AFFECT YOU? The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) overtime rule is unlikely to come to fruition.  The rule—which was scheduled to take effect Dec. 1, 2016—was delayed by federal court injunction on Nov. 22, 2016. In December, the DOL filed for an expedited appeal of the

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COMPANY CULTURE MIGHT BE MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOU THINK

Reading Time: 2 minutes THE IMPORTANCE OF COMPANY CULTURE Company culture is the unifying element that holds everyone in an organization together.  Culture encompasses the written and unwritten behavioral norms and expectations of those within the company. WHY IS COMPANY CULTURE IMPORTANT? According to Alternative Board’s 2016 Small Business Pulse Survey, 93 percent of entrepreneurs believe that promoting company

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BLOCK GRANTS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Reading Time: 1 minute DOES THIS REPUBLICAN STRATEGY WORK? “Block grants” are the Republican solution to Medicaid spending, and they are now a key strategy for President Donald Trump’s health care plan.  Grant blocking is an old Republican strategy, originally pushed by Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. This tactic may indicate how the Trump administration plans to tackle the

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ACA AND EMPLOYER HEALTH PLANS UNDER PRESIDENT TRUMP

Reading Time: 2 minutes LET THE ACA DISMANTLING BEGIN! Here is what you need to know… President Donald Trump has made dismantling the Affordable Care Act (ACA) one of the cornerstones of his administration. Steps have already been taken to begin the process. The initial steps, including an executive order issued by Trump, have no immediate impact on the

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