As the cost for employer-sponsored health coverage goes up, lower-paid workers may not be able to afford their share of plan premiums. An alternative is to set premium levels based on employee compensation.
Advance copies of Form 5500 information returns, used to report on plan year 2020 benefits, reflect an increase in maximum civil penalties, among other adjustments. It's uncertain if the Biden administration will revive an Obama-era proposed overhaul to Form 5500 that could expand reporting requirements for future years.
It’s important for Australian employers to create a comprehensive and suitable plan to combat the risk of working in the heat.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has sued Facebook for allegedly setting aside thousands of jobs for foreign temporary guest workers, rather than advertising those jobs to available U.S. workers as required by law. The company is cooperating with the investigation and declined to comment on pending litigation.
Employers like Walmart and IBM are looking for a method to match skilled workers to open positions. One option is the learning and employment record--a portable, digital source of information about a person's learning and on-the-job training, writes Larry Hatch of The National Student Clearinghouse.
If you don't feel safe going to your company's holiday party, due to the coronavirus, can you decline the invitation? And how can you overcome "imposter syndrome" on the job? SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, answers HR questions like these each week for USA Today.
Foreign workers will be able to continue using employment authorization document (EAD) approval notices as List C documents to establish work authorization through Feb. 1, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced.
Historically, 401(k) plans could exclude individuals who worked less than 1,000 hours in the plan year. Starting in 2021, however, plans will need to consider these employees for eligibility, vesting, and company contribution purposes.
President-elect Joe Biden’s administration may have difficulty getting the congressional votes needed to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, legal experts say, but a Democrat-controlled National Labor Relations Board might overturn employer-friendly decisions.
Landing a first job in human resources is never easy, but with the pandemic and a weakened economy, it likely will be even more difficult than usual, say career advisors and HR professionals. Whether you're fresh out of college, or you have work experience and are looking to make a career change into HR, here are eight tactics offered by experts that should help in your job search.
Under new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), employers may want to update their COVID-19 safety policies to allow certain employees to quarantine for less than 14 days after a possible exposure to the coronavirus.
U.S. payrolls rose by 245,000 in November, and the unemployment rate dropped to 6.7 percent from 6.9 percent, according to the latest employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Employment gains were driven by hiring in transportation and warehousing, business services and health care. Over half of the 22 million workers furloughed or laid off at the onset of the pandemic in March and April have now been rehired.
A growing number of workers have exhausted their state unemployment benefits and have signed up for alternative federal emergency programs due to expire at the end of the year, as states have begun to reimpose restrictions on businesses amid a resurgence in COVID-19 cases.
President-elect Joe Biden appointed David Michaels to his Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board. Michaels, who is an epidemiologist, was the head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) during the Obama administration.
Federal agencies have until Jan. 19, 2021 to identify certain policy-making roles that may be excluded from civil-service job protections under an executive order.
States reported that 712,000 U.S. workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending Nov. 28, as states have begun to reimpose restrictions on businesses amid a resurgence in COVID-19 cases. The total number of workers continuing to claim unemployment benefits fell last week, to 5.5 million.
Employers can expect increased enforcement by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) under the Biden administration and possibly emergency temporary standards to combat COVID-19.
A federal district court in California invalidated two new regulations that raised prevailing wages and eligibility criteria for foreign workers to receive H-1B visas.
The South African government introduced more stringent regulations on employers to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, as the worldwide pandemic continues.
To reward employees who have dealt with a year of severe challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more companies are giving bonuses this December. When employers were asked what they would like most from their employer this holiday season, bonuses far outpaced holiday gifts, virtual parties and even an annual merit-pay increase.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an opinion letter addressing how to properly calculate overtime premiums for employees who are paid on a piece-rate basis.