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Monthly Archive: April 2016

Flex Spending Accounts: Rules change on maximum annual carry overs

If you and your coworkers have been frantically working to spend the money set aside in your flexible spending accounts before year end, step away from the bumper box of bandaids because the rules on carry overs have changed in your favor! …

In the News: How to manage biased employees to boost performance

It’s long been known that cognitive biases among the senior leaders of a company can severely undermine business performance, but a report published in the Harvard Business Review notes that this same trait can cause problems across all ranks of the company. …

In the News: Three “no-no’s” to avoid in your job postings

Have you ever listed a job vacancy only to receive not even a single inquiry on your ad? If you have, perhaps you have missed the mark in marketing the job to attract the right kind of talent. Below, Career Builder highlights …

Got Training? How Abel can help you with your training needs

We at Abel can’t make training a thing of the past, but we can make the process a whole lot easier on your organization. As you may know, we offer a full suite of training offerings. These training efforts include: – Management …

Age Rage: Age Bias continues to be an issue in the workplace

New research by the journal Age and Ageing suggests that age and discrimination is still alive and kicking in the workplace – and it’s not expected to disappear any time soon. According to the study, which included more than 7,000 adults, one …

Smoke Out: Is it legal to not hire smokers?

Companies are increasingly announcing that they won’t hire people who smoke cigarettes, but is this practice legal or does it constitute discrimination? Furthermore, is such a ban appropriate or even beneficial to your business? According to HR Morning News, there is currently …

Age Rage: Age Bias continues to be an issue in the workplace

New research by the journal Age and Ageing suggests that age and discrimination is still alive and kicking in the workplace – and it’s not expected to disappear any time soon. According to the study, which included more than 7,000 adults, one …

Sick Day: Why do sick employees still insist on coming to work?

With flu season right around the corner, companies nationwide are bristling for a slew of employee absenteeism’s as workers stay home and fight the snuffles. But is this concern warranted? According to a recent survey from office supply company Staples, nearly 90 …

SHOP marketplace delayed again to November 2014

A few weeks ago, we posted a blog mentioning that employers would the US Department of Health and Human Services had delayed by one month the planned October launch of the open enrollment period for the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) …

IRS issues final rules on annual insurer fees, rules for MEWAs

In late November, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued final rules on the annual health insurer fee. Of particular interest, this final rule notes that self-insured multiple employer welfare arrangements (MEWAs) are subject to the annual fee. Notice 2013-76 “provides guidance on …

In the News: Federal minimum wage increases by state

While the federal minimum wage of $7.25 has remained the same since 2009, a number of states and municipalities will implement minimum wage increases that will go into effect in 2014. These states include California, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Rhode …

Expert Opinion: Potential changes to Obamacare that may impact your business

HR Morning recently reported on a series of potential changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as PPACA or Obamacare). After interviewing experts in the field, HR Morning explains how the latest iteration of the healthcare reform law …
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