President Obama’s re-election ensured that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health care reform law will remain in effect. That means the nature of health insurance benefits will change dramatically by 2014, and HR executives have some huge decisions to make about their options.
How can you ensure that the IRS or state authorities won’t challenge the status of workers you call contractors? And how can you avoid being sued by a contractor who claims he’s an employee entitled to benefits? Follow these five steps.
When employees at CenturyLink raised enough money to buy 106,275 pounds of food and donated $271,900 for a children’s charity, their company’s foundation chipped in another $1 million to support their efforts. The combined contributions bought 7.7 million pounds of groceries.
When a Best Buy store does well, the employees share in the spoils. Plus, at some of the stores, employees blow off steam by competing on video games and foosball tables in the break room.
At the National Institutes of Health, blind employees are reaching out to sighted co-workers to teach them how to treat them during the workday.
Locate plans that suit your workforce at finder.healthcare.gov. The site, run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, identifies health insurance carriers serving the small business market in your area.
Executives at Compass Group believe their front-line employees make magic. In fact, the brass calls the housekeeping and facilities management firm’s hourly employees “GEMs,” which stands for “Great Employees Make Magic.”
This year’s merit increases will hover around 3%, according to a survey of 270 large multinational companies by compensation consulting firm Empsight International. Say farewell to across-the-board pay hikes and years-of-service bumps. Instead, look for renewed emphasis on raises linked to meeting or beating organizational goals. Here are the compensation trends to watch in 2013.
Mercer has been voted 2012’s top HR consulting firm in a poll conducted by the career planning website Vault.com.
Lockheed Martin employees who lost homes and other property to Colorado wildfires over the summer got a little help from their employer—in the form of cash. Its Employee Disaster Relief Fund is maintained by employee and company donations and offers emergency, short-term assistance for food, temporary lodging and clothing.