Military Family Leave: New FMLA Guidelines and Poster Update

Posted on Feb 8, 2013 8:30:00 AM

The U.S. Department of Labor has released final rules to implement previous amendments to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) related to military family leave. A new poster reflecting these changes is now available. Employers with 50 or more employees are generally required to display the FMLA poster where both employees and applicants for employment can see it.

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Can an Employee Use FMLA Leave for the Flu?

Posted on Jan 17, 2013 8:30:00 AM

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the 2012-2013 influenza season started early and activity remains high in the United States. The CDC warns that this may continue for some time. If the flu is causing your employees to take time off, either because they themselves are ill or because a family member has come down with the flu, you may be wondering if these employees are entitled to leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

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5 HR and Benefits Compliance Resolutions for 2013

Posted on Jan 10, 2013 8:30:00 AM

The New Year brings with it a host of resolutions, from getting in shape to becoming more organized. While we typically think of setting personal goals around the first of the year, it's a great idea for businesses to make these resolutions, too! Here are 5 ways to help your company "shape up" and get better organized in 2013:

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2013 Health Care Reform Checklist—Free Download

Posted on Jan 4, 2013 8:30:00 AM

The New Year brings new requirements for employers and group health plans under Health Care Reform. HR360's Health Care Reform Checklist for 2013 is a simple way to review the key changes that could impact your company this year.

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Give Me a Break! Are Meal and Rest Periods Required?

Posted on Dec 20, 2012 8:30:00 AM

Meal and rest periods can promote efficiency among your employees and can improve performance by allowing workers to step away from their duties and clear their heads. It may surprise you to learn, however, that only 1 in 5 employees actually takes a lunch break, according to a survey by Right Management. Whether it’s because workers feel pressured to perform, employers set unrealistic work goals or the office culture generally frowns upon meal breaks, many employees are working through their lunch hours.

 

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The End-of-Year Bonus: Rewarding Your Employees for a Job Well Done

Posted on Dec 17, 2012 8:30:00 AM

Whether it's been a prosperous year for your company or you're feeling the effects of the still sluggish economy, it's important to recognize your employees' contributions—and that doesn't necessarily mean a cash bonus or raise.

 

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Health Care Reform: What to Expect in 2013–2014 (Free Download)

Posted on Dec 5, 2012 8:30:00 AM

The focus on Health Care Reform has returned to compliance following the presidential election and a U.S. Supreme Court challenge in 2012. HR360's preview of key Health Care Reform provisions taking effect in 2013 and 2014 can help you stay on top of the major changes ahead.

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Proposed Rules to Implement New Health Care Reform Requirements: Guaranteed Availability of Coverage, Wellness Programs, and Essential Health Benefits

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 8:30:00 AM

A number of proposed rules have been issued under Health Care Reform regarding the law's requirements related to guaranteed availability of coverage, wellness programs, and essential health benefits. The following key highlights may be of interest to employers.

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Implementing a No Smoking Policy for Your Workplace

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 8:30:00 AM

Tomorrow is the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout. The ACS is marking the event by encouraging smokers to use November 15th to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day.  

 

Smoking and Your Employees 

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Holiday Time Off: To Pay or Not to Pay Your Employees

Posted on Nov 13, 2012 8:30:00 AM

The holidays are right around the corner and you may be wondering whether your company is required to provide time off or holiday pay. Here's a look at some of our most frequently asked questions and answers.

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