Issue: New government rules will let older employees work part time while receiving some of their pension benefits.
Benefit/risk: That could help you retain older employees but may heap large new administrative burdens on HR.
Action: Review the details and questions below to see if it's a good fit. If so, pitch your plan to the top brass as a retention strategy.
You soon will have the option of using a new benefit to help retain your most experienced employees. By the end of 2005, expect the IRS and the Treasury Department to issue final phased-retirement rules, which will allow older employees to work part time and receive benefits from their pension plans.
Your decision: Does the administrative headache and expense of establishing a phased-retirement plan outweigh the benefits?
"In addition to the obvious administrative challenges," says Hewitt consultant Ari Jacobs, "companies would need to create eli...(register to read more)
- Football-themed safety incentives cut accidents
- Play it straight: When employee's complaints become irrational, stick with sound procedures
- No-fault attendance alert: Think twice before firing FMLA-eligible employee
- No longer adrift: Illinois retaliatory discharge claim applies on water, too
- Be Cautious in Requiring Payment From 'Short' Cashier