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DOL Increases Salary Annual Limit for Exempt Employees

After a lot of twists and turns, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has finalized regulations making it harder for employers to classify lower-paid salaried employees as exempt from overtime pay. You may remember that

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Child Welfare Organizations and Risk Management: Include Technology in Policies to Protect Children

We blogged this summer about the dramatic increase in risk exposure for child welfare agencies. Runaway jury verdicts and a recent increase in the New York statutes of limitations mean the stakes are escalating. Nonprofits

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Pharmacy Cost Management: How to Make Pharmacy Discount Cards Work for You and Your Employees

Pharmacy discount cards are prolific. You’ll find them in doctor’s offices, pharmacies and all over the internet. They promise deep discounts on common, generic maintenance medications and more. Employees in high-deductible plans and people without

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IRS Has Started Issuing ACA Penalties for 2017

As we have mentioned several times over the past couple of years, the IRS continues to aggressively enforce the ACA’s employer mandate in spite of numerous efforts to overturn it legislatively and through various court

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Legalized Cannabis: Effects Are Up in the Air

The legalization of cannabis and related products has the insurance industry scrambling. We recently tuned in to a webinar on this topic hosted by Claims Magazine and Propertycasualty360.com. While it didn’t answer questions definitively, it

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Child Welfare Organizations: Are You Prepared?

New York Child Victims Act Dramatically Extends Statute of Limitations New York recently passed legislation extending the statue of limitations for certain abuse victims. The Child Victims Act is likely to affect the insurance world

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Considering Unlimited PTO? Communication is Key

Unlimited PTO is one of the latest HR innovations to improve recruitment and retention while potentially increasing productivity. It can also save substantial amounts of money by eliminating accrued vacation payouts. Competitive companies like Netflix

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