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Investigating Employee Misconduct: Traps for the Unwary

Posted by Stacey Sharp | March 18, 2019
Employee Benefits, Wellness & Cost Containment

Investigations into employee misconduct are difficult, emotional, and can be all-consuming for an organization and the HR team often tasked with the investigation.  In this workshop you will learn...

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The EEOC Removes Wellness Program Incentives Limits but Does Not Provide Further Guidance

Posted by Maribeth Spellman | January 09, 2019
Employee Benefits, HR Compliance & Payroll Solutions, Wellness & Cost Containment

In a previous post, we discussed the American Association for Retired Persons (AARP) v. EEOC, federal court opinion which vacated portions of the EEOC’s regulations issued under the Americans with...

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Artificial Intelligence and Its Impact on the World of Work

Posted by Stacey Sharp | January 03, 2019
Employee Benefits, Wellness & Cost Containment

By some estimates, upward of 45% of all U.S. jobs will be automated within the next two decades, and the disruption to the workplace will be greater than the industrial revolution.  Is your workplace...

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Gain a Competitive Edge - Student Loan Repayment and College Savings Benefits Programs

Posted by | December 21, 2018
Employee Benefits, HR Compliance & Payroll Solutions, HR Technology Solutions, Wellness & Cost Containment

In the United States, education is key to economic prosperity. 85% of adults with a college degree earn $65k/year compared to $35k/year for those with only a high school education. 80% of parents see...

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Got Recess? The Importance of Play at Work

Posted by Maribeth Spellman | December 19, 2018
Employee Benefits, Wellness & Cost Containment

I remember dodgeball – and I remember I didn’t like it much.  Lined up with other “victims”, a brick wall at our backs, as other preteen kids tried to pelt us with “soft” rubber balls. So, when the...

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Tips for Hiring the Right People

Posted by | September 21, 2018
Employee Benefits, HR Technology Solutions, Wellness & Cost Containment

I am probably not the first person to tell you to take sufficient time to be exceptionally selective about who you hire. This is something that is often easier said than done, especially when facing...

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Overuse of Health Care Services - Cost, Consequences and Considerations for Change

Posted by Maribeth Spellman | September 18, 2018
Employee Benefits, Wellness & Cost Containment

Several years ago, a family member was suffering from persistent headaches and nerve pain radiating through one side of her head, face and neck. She underwent a battery of tests, including a CT scan...

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White Paper: Paid Leave Programs

Posted by Brenda Sabin | June 12, 2018
Employee Benefits, HR Compliance & Payroll Solutions, Wellness & Cost Containment

  Whether your company has locations in one state, or it's a multi-state employer, the HR department has probably been discussing paid leave programs more recently. Rules such as requirements, amount...

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VT Commission on Women created new videos on pregnancy-related workplace accommodations

Posted by Stacey Sharp | June 08, 2018
Employee Benefits, Wellness & Cost Containment

The Vermont Commission on Women recently created two videos about the new Pregnancy -Related Workplace Accommodations- one for employees and another for employers.  Please use the links below to view...

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May Wellness Newsletter - ALS Awareness Month

Posted by Stacey Sharp | May 25, 2018
Employee Benefits, Wellness & Cost Containment

ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, effects the parts of the nervous system that control voluntary movement. It can strike people of any age, though it usually manifests in late middle age. Read...

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