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Strategic Sourcing and the Contingent Workforce

HR and Procurement both have a role to play As the digital revolution continues to empower new and more efficient types of working, a dynamic workforce ecosystem has emerged. From small companies to Fortune 500 enterprises, HR leaders are pursuing the right mix of...

It’s the Busy Season – if You’re in the Business of Fireworks

For Payroll Providers, It's Project TimeAmerica's most successful companies blend business with technology to achieve big success in the marketplace.In some cases, "spectacular" would not be too strong a word.Fireworks by Grucci is a 168-year-old family-owned business...

OSHA Reporting Due July 1, Including From State Plan Employers

OSHA-covered employers with 250 or more employees, and those in certain high-risk industries with 20-249 employees, must electronically report their Calendar Year 2017 Form 300A data by July 1, 2018. Reporting must be done through the online Injury Tracking...

Should Employers Help Employees Pay Off Student Loans?

Debt is a leading source of stress for younger employees It was once possible to obtain a university degree in the UK at no cost to the student. Then, in 1998, a tuition fee was introduced, but it cost just £1,000 per year and borrowers did not have to pay it back...

Tax Impound Account Best Practices

When it comes to payroll taxes, the margin for getting it wrong is, well, none. And yet some risky practices persist, perhaps in the mistaken belief that high-profile cases of disaster are the result of practices so egregious that anyone with a little common sense can...

How Gender Bias Creeps into Performance Reviews

Women still haven’t caught up to men in the workplace According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Pay Gap Report, the average pay for men in 2017 was $21,000, but for women it was only $12,000. There hasn’t been meaningful improvement in closing this gap in...

Technology For Agile Workers

Should the company provide tech devices? In most cases, a business does not owe remote employees any office furnishings, supplies, or technology as a matter of law. That’s because the ability to work from home is generally viewed as an employee benefit. Ask your...

Ban the Box and Employee Background Checks

Fair chance laws impact candidate background screening Pre-employment background screening, including criminal and credit histories, resume verification, and drug testing, is an important tool in the hiring process for most organizations. These tests help employers...

Protecting Employee Personal Information with GDPR

Data privacy under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most sweeping data privacy regulation in decades. It protects personally identifying information (PII) for EU citizens that is collected, used,...

Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Requirements by May 25, 2018

Employers doing business in the European Union (EU) or who have employees who are EU residents need to comply with the Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect May 25. Employees will be requesting copies of their employee data, and these businesses...

Workplace Wellness: How You Can Minimize the Costs of Employee Illness

Learn the most expensive medical conditions impacting your company’s healthcare plan — and bottom line According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sick employees cost U.S. employers billions of dollars each year. Illnesses range from colds, flu,...

ACA Rate Change Season Upon Us

ACA Rate Change Season Upon UsState if VA Insurers Forecast Big Price Jumps – Other States In Same FixInitial filings from several insurers aiming to participate on the state’s ACA marketplace in 2019 show double-digit rate hikes.According to Documents Filed with...

Can I ask an employee if she’s pregnant?

We recommend you not ask an employee if she’s pregnant. Generally, employers may not inquire about an employee's private health information unless an employee has requested an accommodation or leave. It’s understandable that you will need to plan for her absence;...

Reimbursement, Quality Scores & Risk Adjustment Improve HCC Practices

Reimbursement, Quality Scores & Risk Adjustment Improve HCC PracticesHierarchical condition categories (HCCs) reveal the severity, complexity and interaction of member conditions. They are used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to adjust risk...

Administration Unveils ‘American Patients First’ Plan on Drug Costs

Administration Unveils ‘American Patients First’ Plan on Drug CostsThe administration unveiled it’s policy plan to tackle the rising cost of drugs. The "American Patients First" blueprint builds on the administration’s 2019 budget proposal and calls for changes in...

Advanced Bill Allowing Veterans to See More Private Health Providers

Advanced Bill Allowing Veterans to See More Private Health ProvidersA US House of Representatives panel has advanced legislation to allows more veterans to see doctors outside the Veterans Affairs system. The bill, the VA MISSION Act, passed the House Veterans Affairs...

The ACA Health Plan Draft Labor Rule Needs Rewrite

The ACA Health Plan Draft Labor Rule Needs RewriteThe administration has been looking for lifeboats for Americans trapped in old ACA exchanges. One project is to expand “association health plans,” on Association Health Plan (AHPs), that let employers team up to offer...

Kicking Grunt Work to the Curb

How AI will transform the workplace Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology has grown exponentially over the last decade as data volumes increase and computing power and storage continues to improve.According to SAS, “AI makes it possible for machines to learn from...

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