Are employees on disability leave counted when determining full-time status under the ACA? - July 18, 2016
Is changing a pregnant worker’s job duties, without her request for accommodation, an adverse action under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act? - July 5, 2016
Can departing employee’s paid-up health coverage be retroactively terminated? - June 20, 2016
Five options for complying with the 2016 overtime rule - June 6, 2016
What must be reported when a computer drive with protected health information is lost? - May 23, 2016
Does an employer have to provide the reasonable accommodation an individual with a disability wants? - May 9, 2016
Can employees make HSA contributions if they’re getting VA benefits? - April 25, 2016
Can coworkers’ scented products create a hostile work environment for an employee with chemical sensitivity? - April 11, 2016
Can employees make 401(k) contributions from severance payments? - March 28, 2016
Can an employer ask an employee with an intellectual disability if she needs an accommodation? - March 14, 2016
For how long must employers keep employee benefit plans records? - February 29, 2016
May government employers prohibit workers who interact with the public from wearing religious symbols on the job? - February 16, 2016
Can employee benefits be offered on the same basis for employees in different states? - February 1, 2016
Can an employee be forced to waive her reemployment rights? - January 18, 2016
Is the value of a transit pass excludable from employee’s income? - January 4, 2016
Multi-state income tax: For which state must employers withhold? - December 21, 2015
Do ACA rules apply to nonfinancial rewards for wellness program participation? - December 7, 2015
Can an employer rescind a job offer to an individual with diabetes if there are concerns about safety? - November 23, 2015
Must health plans cover brand-name contraceptives without cost-sharing? - November 9, 2015
Tips for making your recruiting process more candidate-centric - October 26, 2015
Must an employer eliminate driving from the job duties of an employee with epilepsy? - October 12, 2015
Are employees in a controlled group subject to the ACA employer mandate? - October 12, 2015
Can FSAs be used to reimburse nontraditional health care providers? - September 14, 2015
Must self-insured employers file health coverage information returns? - August 31, 2015
Can health insurance be provided to foster children on a pre-tax basis? - August 17, 2015
Can negative comments about an employee’s pregnancy amount to a hostile work environment? - July 31, 2015
Can an employer make pretax contributions to a spouse’s HSA? - July 20, 2015
Seven recommendations for developing or revising retention programs - July 6, 2015
What can an employer do with health FSA forfeitures? - June 22, 2015
Transitional relief available for employers owing shared responsibility penalties in 2015 - June 8, 2015
Is an employee who requests a religious accommodation protected from retaliation? - May 25, 2015
Is telecommuting a reasonable accommodation for a highly interactive job? - May 11, 2015
Can a company face liability for an employee assistance program? - April 27, 2015
Can an employee with a felony conviction work with an employee benefits plan? - April 13, 2015
May an employer withdraw a job offer after learning the applicant once had cancer? - March 30, 2015
Must an employer reasonably accommodate an applicant who has religious objections to supplying his SSN? - March 16, 2015
Are contract workers “employees” for ACA health insurance coverage purposes? - March 2, 2015
What employers need to know about disposing of background check information - February 17, 2015
May an employer automatically deny a leave request because the employee cannot specify an exact date of return? - February 2, 2015
Top HR technology trends poised to reshape the workplace - January 19, 2015
Can a 401(k) plan exclude part-time employees from participation? - January 5, 2015
May an employer offer sick workers money to move to a health insurance exchange? - December 22, 2014
Must an employee's request to not cover his religious tattoos be accommodated? - December 8, 2014
Making sure stock is valued correctly in an ESOP - November 24, 2014
Are wellness program incentives considered in determining a health plan’s minimum value? - November 10, 2014
SHOP tax credit impacted by small group market rating area - October 31, 2014
Was not offering all employees the chance to use compensatory time for personal reasons discriminatory? - October 13, 2014
Tips for avoiding a bad hire - September 29, 2014
What must group health plans provide as preventive coverage for tobacco cessation interventions? - September 15, 2014
Employers should follow compliance strategy until Supreme Court rules on exchange subsidies - September 4, 2014
Was termination discriminatory when employer was unaware grooming policy violation was for religious reasons? - August 18, 2014
Reevaluating how employees pay defined contribution plan fees - August 4, 2014
Does an emergency services notice requirement violate the ACA? - July 21, 2014
Timing key when responding to FMLA requests - July 7, 2014
May an employer request a doctor’s note when an employee with diabetes requests a reasonable accommodation? - June 23, 2014
Seven principles for managing change in the workplace - June 9, 2014
Must a group health plan offer participants a second chance at reward for quitting smoking? - May 28, 2014
May a health insurance issuer refuse to offer coverage for same-sex spouses? - May 12, 2014
May an employer automatically refuse to accommodate an employee’s religious garb if it would violate its dress code? - April 28, 2014
Ten trends shaping corporate training and development - April 14, 2014
Does cumulative hours-of-service requirement violate ACA's 90-day waiting period limitation? - March 31, 2014
Cafeteria plan document should define “significant cost change” for purposes of mid-year elections - March 17, 2014
May an employer ask whether an employee’s intellectual disability is causing his performance problems? - March 3, 2014
Is employee’s family vacation with terminally ill mother protected under FMLA? - February 18, 2014
Does requirement to exhaust counseling sessions under EAP comply with mental health parity rules? - February 3, 2014
Can tax preparation services be provided to employees as a tax-free benefit? - January 20, 2014
May an employer ask an employee whether diabetes is causing her performance problems? - January 6, 2014
Steps to prepare for the SEC’s pay ratio disclosure rule - December 23, 2013
Can a health plan exclude benefits for treatment of an injury resulting from a medical condition? - December 9, 2013
What should you do if the whistle blows? - November 25, 2013
Was employer’s background check policy discriminatory toward Hispanic applicant? - November 11, 2013
Top 10 employee health problems - October 28, 2013
Can retirees have Medicare premiums reimbursed through former employers’ HRA? - October 14, 2013
Is FMLA leave available for care of a same-sex spouse? - September 30, 2013
Is placing a pregnant employee on unpaid leave after a brief illness discriminatory? - September 16, 2013
Is employer liable for fatal accident caused by employee intoxicated at company party? - September 3, 2013
Should reward amounts in different wellness programs be combined for the 30-percent rule? - August 19, 2013
Concierge benefits help employees achieve work-life balance - August 5, 2013
If an employer learns an applicant has epilepsy after extending a job offer but before the individual begins working, can the offer be withdrawn? - July 22, 2013
Tips for getting employees to save more for retirement - July 9, 2013
Are employers that don’t provide health insurance required to send exchange notices? - June 24, 2013
Can employers inquire about gun ownership for purposes of a wellness program? - June 10, 2013
Is an employee who quit to attend military reserve training entitled to reinstatement? - May 28, 2013
Tips for evaluating your telecommuting program - May 13, 2013
Self-insured plans assessed PCORI fee under health reform - April 29, 2013
Did former employee’s social media posts violate non-solicitation agreement? - April 15, 2013
Are government agencies subject to health reform’s “pay or play” mandate? - April 1, 2013
Can you disclose genetic information in an employee's file based on the employee's verbal request? - March 25, 2013
Can an employee sue for reverse age discrimination of having younger workers do more physically challenging tasks? - March 18, 2013
Is an employee who resigned and worked for others before serving in the military entitled to reemployment? - March 11, 2013
Tips for managing globally mobile talent - March 4, 2013
Are you a large employer for purposes of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act? - February 25, 2013
Can you terminate a pre-FMLA eligible employee after being advised of the employees need for post-eligible leave? - February 18, 2013
Must a participant in bankruptcy repay a 401(k) loan - February 11, 2013
Must employers provide an exemption from mandatory flu shots as a religious accommodation? - February 4, 2013
How far does an employer have to go to accommodate an employee’s religious beliefs? - January 28, 2013
Can employees be required to wear protective gear to reduce the spread of the flu? - January 21, 2013
Tips for making a strategic difference at your organization - January 14, 2013
Permissible size of reward to get employees to quit smoking will increase in 2014 - January 7, 2013
Tips for recruiting motivating and retaining employees in 2013 - January 2, 2013
May an employee rejoin a health FSA after completing FMLA leave? - December 26, 2012
What are the best practices for recruiting and hiring individuals with disabilities? - December 17, 2012
Do employers have to accommodate medical marijuana use at work? - December 10, 2012
Was supervisor's refusal to temporarily modify duties unlawful? - December 3, 2012
Tips for employing veterans with PTSD - November 26, 2012
Must the cost of a wellness program be reported on an employees Form W-2? - November 19, 2012
Is employees trip to Las Vegas with ill mother protected under FMLA? - November 12, 2012
Can food and gym costs be covered under a medical flex plan? - November 5, 2012
Should employers provide written translations of antidiscrimination policies to Spanish-speaking employees? - October 29, 2012
Can a supervisor require a troubled employee to seek psychological counseling? - October 22, 2012
Does applicant for apprenticeship program have employment rights after military discharge? - October 15, 2012
Can employers ask workers what prescription medications they are taking? - October 8, 2012
When must HSA cost-of-living adjustments be made for non-calendar year plans? - October 1, 2012
Is reassignment to a vacant position required by the ADA? - September 24, 2012
Employees may see only indirect benefits from MLR rebates - September 17, 2012
Are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees protected from discrimination? - September 10, 2012
Is obesity a disability that should be accommodated under the ADA? - September 4, 2012
Can employer lawfully reject job candidate because caregiving for child with disability may affect job performance? - August 27, 2012
Does time spent handling medical paperwork refilling prescription qualify for FMLA leave? - August 20, 2012
How does the $2500 FSA limit apply during a grace period? - August 13, 2012
Can worker sue employer for violating health reform laws breastfeeding provisions? - August 6, 2012
When an employee threatens violence, what's an employer to do? - July 30, 2012
ADA trumps inflexible medical leave policies - July 23, 2012
Can company be liable if a normally mild-mannered employee acts out violently? - July 16, 2012
Did rejection of applicant because she might have children constitute sex discrimination? - July 9, 2012
What steps should an employer take to process a garnishment? - July 2, 2012
May an SBC be provided electronically? - June 25, 2012
Does an employer have a duty to accommodate an employees commute? - June 18, 2012
Benefits from accident plan may be taxable - June 11, 2012
Are unpaid interns protected by federal antidiscrimination laws? - June 4, 2012
What should an employer do with an unclaimed final paycheck? - May 29, 2012
Can an employer pay a veteran less upon return from military leave? - May 21, 2012
Can employer require proof of eligibility for dependents enrolled in health plan? - May 14, 2012
Are graduation ceremonies for apprentices a permissible use of plan assets under ERISA? - May 7, 2012
Is regular attendance an essential job function? - April 30, 2012
HIPAA security rules apply to PHI in electronic form - April 23, 2012
Does Title VII prohibit blanket exclusions from hiring based on criminal convictions? - April 16, 2012
Can a supervisor be held personally liable for an employers FMLA violations? - April 9, 2012
Is employee who was fired for excessive absenteeism entitled to reemployment after his return from military service? - April 2, 2012
Twelve tips for managing international assignments - March 26, 2012
Must a Summary of Benefits and Coverage be provided for a health FSA? - March 19, 2012
Do ADA confidentiality provisions attach without an inquiry into job performance ability? - March 12, 2012
Can employer exclude certain employees from participating in the company retirement plan? - March 5, 2012
How long must an employer retain records in order to comply with GINA? - February 27, 2012
Can an employer that allows time off to attend school activities rein in an employees overly frequent requests? - February 21, 2012
Does denial of male employees request for unpaid leave - February 13, 2012
Tips for rebuilding trust during a merger or acquisition - February 6, 2012
Substantiation automatic for certain HRA debit card transactions - January 30, 2012
Can an employee who never applied for position succeed on failure to promote claim? - January 23, 2012
Tips for hosting an onsite flu vaccination clinic - January 16, 2012
If veteran accepts lesser position does she waive her reemployment rights? - January 9, 2012
Tips for engaging employees in health and wellness programs - January 3, 2012
Must FSAs offer COBRA to terminated employees? - December 27, 2011
Did preemptive firing of employee who testified in sexual harassment proceedings at former company violate Title VII? - December 19, 2011
Improve your EEO program by using the SPLENDID approach - December 12, 2011
Should your company prohibit texting while driving? - December 5, 2011
Is veteran who attended orientation but did not report for work entitled to reemployment? - November 28, 2011
Tips for protecting retail workers during major sales events - November 21, 2011
When must notice of material modification to a Summary of Benefits and Coverage be issued? - November 14, 2011
Does favoring subjective impressions over objective criteria in the hiring process risk a discrimination lawsuit? - November 7, 2011
How to plan for the emergency evacuation of people with disabilities - October 31, 2011
Is there such thing as a free lunch? - October 24, 2011
Was denial of tenure after participation in flexible work arrangement discriminatory? - October 17, 2011
Five tips for better hires - October 10, 2011
Health benefits for domestic partners subject to federal tax, despite same-sex marriage laws - October 3, 2011
Must federal contractors post two NLRA rights posters? - September 26, 2011
How will the discontinuance of paper US savings bonds? - September 19, 2011
Must 401(k) loans be repaid upon separation from employment? - September 12, 2011
Is laid-off employee entitled to reemployment even though he was removed from recall list while on active duty? - September 6, 2011
Can an employee drop FSA coverage mid-year? - August 29, 2011
Must an employer notify employees of break times for nursing mothers? - August 22, 2011
Can a Facebook posting constitute a complaint for purposes of asserting an FLSA retaliation claim? - August 17, 2011
Can pension plans recover benefits paid under QDROs to spouses who divorce and remarry? - August 8, 2011
Higher gas prices mean higher employee expenses - August 1, 2011
Was selection of mother for RIF discriminatory? - July 25, 2011
Does California wage law apply to nonresidents working temporarily in the state? - July 18, 2011
How should an error in a summary plan description be corrected? - July 11, 2011
Tips for dealing with costly accrued vacation issues - July 5, 2011
Must an employer keep confidential an employee’s voluntarily disclosed HIV status? - June 27, 2011
Background checks: How far can you go? - June 20, 2011
Was supervisor’s decision to ease mother’s workload discriminatory? - June 13, 2011
Work practices to prevent heat-related health effects - June 6, 2011
Which health care coverage must be reported on Form W-2? - May 31, 2011
Can employees be discharged for negative Facebook postings? - May 23, 2011
When does a holiday count as an FMLA day? - May 16, 2011
May group health plans impose cost-sharing on out-of-network preventive care? - May 9, 2011
Can a dress code bar ethnic attire based on customer preferences? - May 2, 2011
Tips for retaining top talent in an improving job market - April 25, 2011
Lactation equipment is reimbursable medical expense - April 18, 2011
Are oral complaints protected under the FLSA’s antiretaliation provisions? - April 11, 2011
Does a DOL complaint preclude an FMLA lawsuit? - April 4, 2011
Avoid the trend of employee misclassification, or pay the consequences - March 28, 2011
Is a recently reemployed veteran protected from discharge despite threats of sabotage? - March 21, 2011
Can a prospective employer ask a job candidate for copies of his W-2 forms? - March 14, 2011
Who is an “early retiree” for purposes of the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program? - March 7, 2011
Can an employee who is fired in retaliation for his fiancée’s EEOC charge sue under Title VII? - February 28, 2011
Can employers test workers to see if they lie? - February 21, 2011
What can you say when you find out an employee’s mother has cancer? - February 14, 2011
Can an employer reassign an employee because her pregnancy might offend someone? - February 7, 2011
Compliance and design tips for defined contribution plan sponsors - January 31, 2011