Posts in Employee Benefits
Employee Feedback: Why You Need It & How to Get It

Although you may feel as though you have a handle on your business, you may be in the dark regarding your employees’ satisfaction with the company as a whole, your policies or the way employees are treated. Without having this knowledge, you cannot successfully increase employee morale and loyalty to the company, nor can you fully meet your employees’ needs. There are also several personnel benefits to surveying employees.

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The Importance of Encouraging Workplace Wellness

Every good employer knows that the most important asset to their company is their employees. Every employer wants their employees to reach maximum productivity levels at a proficient rate. Promoting wellness  is one of the most beneficial choices an employer can make to encourage employees to reach their full potential. 

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How Presenteeism Can Affect Your Bottom Line

This year’s flu season is reaching near pandemic levels. The number of patients receiving care for flu-like symptoms shows a trend that is eerily similar to the data from the peak of the 2009 Swine Flu Pandemic. Many are quick to blame this year’s vaccine and call it ineffective. While there is no single factor that causes such an outbreak, there is one critical contributing factor that is often underestimated: presenteeism.

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What are an Employer's Fiduciary Responsibilities?

A lawsuit was recently settled for $62 million in which the employees accused their employer of mismanaging their 401(k) plans. The employees claimed their employer hid excessive fees and invested in conservative investments resulting in diminished returns for plan participants.

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The Price of Ignoring Employee Engagement

It’s no secret that the majority of today’s workforce is uninterested and unmotivated. According to a recent Gallup poll, 70 percent of U.S. workers say they feel fully disengaged from their workplace and additional 80 percent reported no motivation to go outside of their regular job description.¹

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Employee Benefits: Education Leads to Dedication

A recent Harris Interactive Study commissioned by prominent disability insurance carrier Unum, found that employees who receive frequent and thorough education on their available benefits are more likely to view their employer positively and to feel that their employer values them. The survey establishes a positive correlation between employees understanding of their benefits and productivity.

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Workplace Group Life Insurance - A Valued Benefit

It's a call every business owner dreads: An employee's spouse calls you tearfully on a Monday morning. One of your workers won't be there anymore - he was killed in a car accident over the weekend. The next question she may have is this: "Was there any life insurance in place from work?" It's entirely within your power to answer her "yes." And then go on to say, "Your husband loved you. Your photo is on his desk. You're going to be ok."

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I-9 and E-Verify Mistakes Employers Must Avoid

More and more worksite compliance audits and restrictive E-Verify laws from the government are making immigration compliance with employment eligibility a very critical function for HR departments in many companies across the United States. Employers in the United States have been under strict watch to ensure they are keeping a legal workforce. When employers complete the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form for every worker they hire, they are able to show that they are working to meet the requirements for verifying identification and eligibility to work in the United States. 

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Benefits of Weight Loss and Lifestyle Changes

It is common for people who want to lose weight to try losing large amounts in a short amount of time. In a fast-paced society where there is a high demand for instant results and services, people expect the same when it comes to losing weight. However, losing weight the healthy way does not work like that.

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Telemedicine - You're Missing Out On

Studies show, it takes nearly 2.6 weeks to get an appointment with a primary-care provider. Telemedicine allows you to do it in 2.6 seconds. As technology continues to evolve, so has traditional health care. Doctors are finding more ways to efficiently and conveniently care for patients through the use of telemedicine.  Telemedicine uses technology to facilitate communication between a doctor and patient who are not in the same physical location for the purpose of medical evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment.

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Exempt or Non-Exempt? Why FLSA Classifications Matter

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that most employees be paid at least the federal minimum wage for all hours worked and overtime for all hours worked over 40 hours in a work week. However, the FLSA provides an exemption for those working in certain roles, commonly referred to as “white collar exemptions.”

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