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Episode 9: Fan Safety With Phil Melcher Of The St. Louis Cardinals
This week on After the Buzzer, host Bob Wallace steps up to bat with the St. Louis Cardinals' Director of Security, Phil Melcher.
United States
31 Oct 2019
Illinois's Newly Enacted ‘Workplace Transparency Act' Responds To The #MeToo Movement
Restricts non-disclosure and non-disparagement (unless made mutual) language in employment agreements, separation agreements, and settlement agreements;
United States
21 Aug 2019
What You Need To Know About The City Of Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance
On July 24, 2019, the Chicago City Council joined a growing number of other municipalities and passed a sweeping new ordinance, dubbed the Fair Workweek Ordinance by its sponsors
United States
21 Aug 2019
FDA Puts Liquid Nitrogen Use On Ice In New Food Code Interpretation
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took an unusual step on October 31 by issuing an interpretation of the Food Code regarding the use of liquid nitrogen and dry ice in preparation
United States
7 Nov 2018
In California, When Is A ‘Worker' Considered An ‘Employee'?
Mislabeling a worker as an independent contractor creates potential liability for failure to comply with California's wage and hour requirements, as well as for employment taxes and penalties.
United States
17 Aug 2018
Is It Time To Address Benefits For Alternative Work Arrangements?
On February 6, 2018, the Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions held a hearing on "Exploring the ‘Gig Economy' ...
United States
17 Aug 2018
Arbitration Provisions In Enrollment Agreements Appear To Be Safe In Light Of Supreme Court Ruling
A recent ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court was lauded by employers for upholding the enforcement of arbitration agreements in employment contracts.
United States
8 Jun 2018
What's In Your Health Savings Account?
According to an Employee Benefits Research Institute (EBRI) issue brief, approximately 20 million individuals maintained health savings accounts (HSAs) in 2016.
United States
13 Apr 2018
2018 Resolution: Conduct ERISA Fiduciary Training
Retirement plans are one of the most important benefits provided by employers to employees, second only, perhaps, to medical benefits.
United States
6 Apr 2018
Recreational Cannabis In The Workplace: A Guide For California Employers
Do your employees think they can smoke cannabis in the workplace because it's legal? Are your employees telling you that even though they failed a drug test you have to keep them on as employees?
United States
21 Feb 2018
Gainful Employment: Alternate Earnings Appeals Due February 1
Higher education institutions that dispute their debt-to-earnings rates as calculated by the U.S. Department of Education must submit any alternate earnings appeals no later than Thursday, February 1, 2018.
United States
23 Jan 2018
Criminal Antitrust Prosecutions Still Loom For Employers With ‘No-Poaching,' ‘Wage-Fixing' Agreements
Agreements to refrain from soliciting another company's employees ("no poaching" agreements) recently came under increased scrutiny — including the ominous potential for felony charges.
United States
20 Dec 2017
Beware The Tail Of The Dog: 5 Tips In Dealing With Employee Benefits In Mergers And Acquisitions
In the context of the age-old M&A mantra "Don't let the tail wag the dog," employee benefits are usually relegated to the role of "tail of the dog."
United States
1 Dec 2017
Someone To Watch Over Me And My 401(K)
There has been a great deal of focus in recent months on efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and various investigations into Russian influence on the 2016 presidential election.
United States
21 Nov 2017
Benefit Issues Impacting Older Workers
Men and women in the United States are delaying retirement or re-entering the workforce after normal retirement age in increasing numbers.
United States
21 Nov 2017
An ERISA Claim Check: 9 Tips For Effective And Compliant Claims Procedures
The Department of Labor (DOL) issued regulations under ERISA Section 503 in 1977, 2000, and 2016 which set forth specific requirements for claims procedures.
United States
21 Nov 2017
Illinois Takes The Lead On Employee Privacy: What Employers Need To Know
When it comes to employee privacy protection, employees in the United States generally do not have a right to privacy in their workplace.
United States
28 Sep 2017
How To Guarantee Bad Performance From Your Vendors
A well-crafted master services agreement for outsourced services can create a powerful alliance between you as the customer and the service provider or vendor.
United States
13 Sep 2017
7 Things You Should Know About Sweepstakes And Contests In Employee Incentive Programs
Four years ago, I wrote an article for this blog about creating in-house incentive contests.
United States
17 Aug 2017
Shoring Up The PBGC's Insurance Program For Multiemployer Plans
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) provides insurance for benefits provided under two types of private sector defined benefit plans; single employer plans and collectively bargained plans that are maintained by more than one employer.
United States
16 Aug 2017
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