Employee Benefits Program

A strong employee benefits program – including low-cost employee incentives, employee recognition programs, and employee appreciation programs – can help you improve morale and retention.

We provide employee appreciation day ideas, help you with employee retention strategies and employee benefits management

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The federal government is suing the owners of a Columbus printing company and their pension plan administrator, claiming they all failed to execute their fiduciary responsibilities to employees. At issue is more than $400,000 in funds missing from two pension accounts set up for employees of Clark Graphics.

Three state agencies—the Minne­sota departments of Commerce, Pub­lic Safety and Natural Resources—face nearly identical EEOC lawsuits claiming they discriminated against workers based on their age.

The action figures adorning the desks of employees at Arlington, Va.-based Decision Lens aren’t of ordinary superheroes. They’re of the employees themselves. That’s one of the rewards the employees can earn for their hard work.

The general manager of A Yard & A Half Land­scaping says she spends nothing on recruiting because the firm’s employees are eager to get jobs there for their family and friends. That might be because the organization’s benefits include the usual (medical, dental and retirement plans) and also the unusual.

Dealing with an aging, financially unprepared workforce is a reality that should concern employers. It’s in the best interests of employers to improve the re­­tirement outcomes for their employees by creating a culture of retirement readiness. Here's a six-step plan that works:
A report from SHRM and the Families and Work Institute identified dozens of small organizations—those with staffs of 20 or fewer—that think big when it comes to employee benefits and work/life initiatives. Examples of some big ideas:
A group of employers that participated in the Kansas City Collaborative avoided almost $11 million in direct health care costs by giving employees and their dependents access to better health information and making it easier to get preventive care.
The Florida Legislature is set to debate a proposed Domestic Partnership Act that would grant domestic partners the same rights married couples enjoy.
Q. I have a couple of questions about the parenting leave. We have 33 employees, so we are not subject to the FMLA. Can we require an employee to give ad­­vance notice of the need for leave to HR instead of the employee’s supervisor? Also, can we require em­­ployees to substitute paid vacation days while on leave?

The end of U.S. military combat operations in Iraq means that more "citizen soldiers" will be returning to the civilian workforce. That makes it critical for HR professionals to understand USERRA, the federal law that protects the employment rights of military reservists and National Guard troops. Here's a primer.

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