COBRA: Employer Obligations

  • December 13, 2014

HR Law 101: Under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) of 1985, employers are required to continue offering health insurance benefits to employees...

IKEA announces 17% boost in its minimum wage

  • November 13, 2014

Swedish ready-to-assemble furniture maker IKEA will soon give a pay raise averaging $1.59 per hour to its lowest-paid U.S. employees. The move, affecting about half...

Most executives back higher minimum wage

  • October 23, 2014

With state, local and midterm elections approaching, the minimum wage remains one of the nation’s top socioeconomic and political issues. Recent national polls...

Bonuses are back, more popular than ever

  • July 07, 2014

A downward trend for bonuses that began with the 2009 recession has been reversed. Part of the reason: Employers may be substituting bonuses for traditional merit...

Most indexed 401(k)s beat managed funds

  • April 02, 2014

Only about 20% of managed 401(k) funds deliver better returns that those that are simply indexed to broader market performance, according to research conducted by the...

Cash is king for light-fingered workers

  • April 01, 2014

Almost two-thirds of small businesses have been victims of employee theft, and 40% of the time, the employee took money, according to University of Cincinnati criminal...