When U.S. employers seek better worker wellness, 62% of them turn to games and contests to encourage healthier behavior. Competition is widely seen as the most effective way to promote health engagement among employees, according to researchers at WorldatWork and Buck Consultants.
Women earn an average of $44,400 annually, compared to $68,300 for men, according to a study by CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists.
Recent FY2014 budget proposals by President Obama include a major change for retirement savers: A new $3 million limit would apply to assets in qualified retirement plans such as 401(k)plans, as well as defined-benefit pensions and IRAs.
The U.S. Department of Labor has released model notices employers can use or adapt to tell employees about their options for buying health insurance through government-run state exchanges.
May 16 was a bad day for the NLRB. First, yet another federal circuit court ruled that two current NLRB members had been illegally appointed. Then, Republican senators fired opening salvos in a bid to dump the two current board members and slow down the confirmation of two new NLRB nominees.
Everyone knows to steer clear of job interview questions that could trigger claims of bias. But several common kinds of questions are just as boneheaded, although not for legal reasons.
Looking for a summer staff activity that’s a break from the usual barbecue? Try these inexpensive options:
Employee assistance programs can yield savings of $5 to $16 for each dollar invested, according to various studies. But if very few of your employees use your EAP, you’re not getting anywhere near that kind of ROI. Eight suggestions for boosting EAP participation:
Employees too often see their base salary as their only compensation. They forget how much other benefits are worth. Illuminate those compensation blind spots by preparing an annual total compensation statement for each employee.
Employees filed a record 7,764 federal wage-and-hour lawsuits between April 1, 2012, and March 31, 2013, a 10% jump over the previous year, according to the Federal Judicial Center. Last year, FLSA lawsuits rose only 1%.