Adult dental care was not included as one of the Affordable Care Act’s essential health benefits, but many employers continue to offer the option of purchasing dental benefits, and many employees opt for coverage, says Wayne Emery, executive for employee benefits at insurance consulting firm Hylant. Some experts say the law will eventually require adult […]
More Americans with employer-based health insurance say they will paying more for co-payments and deductibles this year thanks to the Affordable Care Act.
Large employers offer many innovative benefits programs that midsize firms may want to consider, Joanne Wojcik writes, citing full-replacement consumer-driven health plans and self-funded health benefits. “While large employers have effectively used their strong benefits to attract the best and brightest, midsize employers can compete if they know what they are up against,” Wojcik writes.
Requiring federal employees to pay more toward their retirement benefits likely would hurt retention, but effect on recruitment less certain, study says.
Corporate support for gay and transgender rights is reaching workers in new corners of the country and economy six months after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, according to a new report card from the nation’s largest companies.
The first step when dealing with an underperforming employee is to figure out exactly why the person isn’t meeting expectations, say several executives and business owners. “My first question is always to myself. ‘Have I trained them, given them all the tools and time to be successful?’ ” says Jeff Purtell, chief operating officer at […]
With the advent of social media, finding a job can become just a bit easier. That is, if you know how to use it correctly! The tools are changing rapidly so if you are going to engage with employers in online communities, you’ll want to put your best foot forward. That means developing your personal […]
Employees who take care of children, parents or other family members should have the right to at least ask for a flexible work schedule, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed Tuesday. The vote means that board President David Chiu’s legislation – which would require employers in San Francisco to consider workers’ requests for […]
IBM has agreed to pay $44,400 in civil penalties to settle allegations that certain of its online job postings preferred foreign workers with temporary work visas over U.S. citizens.
Too many bosses treat employees in condescending or patronizing ways, writes Dan McCarthy. Avoiding certain phrases or ideas can help you to stop seeming so pompous, but it’s important to remember that you’ll always come across badly if you secretly believe you’re better than your workers. “A simple phase like ‘How are you doing today’ […]
Wait — the EEOC is now trying to drum up business through email? So it would seem. And a lot of businesspeople are up in arms over it — none more than the folks at heavy equipment manufacturer …
The law on the use of criminal background checks in hiring employees is unclear. This explains how you can use them safely and not get sued.
As in 1963, a majority U.S. blacks now say they believe whites have the advantage in the job market, a Gallup poll released Wednesday indicated.
Laws provide guidelines for requesting criminal history information and define when an employer may make an employment decision based on such information.