New Guidance on the End of the COVID-19 Outbreak Period

The Employee Benefits Security Administration of the Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued Notice 2021-01, which provides that the outbreak period

Leading through Burnout

The World Health Organization (WHO) expanded its definition of burnout as an @occupational phenomenon,@ giving credence to a set of conditions that ma

Mentoring Program Mishaps – Avoid These Common Pitfalls

Influential business leaders often thank mentors for support in reaching their goals. Sheryl Sandburg credits Ariana Huffington. Mark Zuckerberg was m

The Ketchup Question: Building Diverse Teams

@It@s the right thing to do.@ This simple conclusion was an early driver for HR professionals and hiring managers to add diversity initiatives to thei

Extension of the Employee Retention Tax Credit

The Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020, enacted Dec. 27, 2020, extended the Employee Retention Tax Credit (@credit@) that was esta

Does Your Company Have the Potential to Go Remote Permanently?

Last March, many employees were sent home to work remotely for a few weeks until this @pesky@ coronavirus (COVID-19) resolved itself. Almost a year ha

Meditation: They Call It Practice for a Reason

Yoga, mindfulness, and meditation used to be left to people on the fringe best described as @crunchy@ or @new age.@ These practices have since jumped

ERISA Bonding Requirement and Group Health Plans

Section 412 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and related regulations (29 C.F.R. § 2550.412-1 and 29 C.F.R. Part 258

The She-Cession: An Unwanted “Ladies First”

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic affected our work lives in unprecedented ways…workers furloughed, jobs lost, businesses closed, bedrooms convert

Healthcare Deductible & Definition Drama

Do you search for a discount code before confirming an online purchase? Or cut coupons out of the weekly paper? If you are shaking your head yes, you