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HR Webinar: August 2024
HR Webinar: August 2024

us for an overview of pay transparency trends and commonalities. The discussion will include the potential impacts of the Salary Transparency Act that may be passed next year, depending on the political disposition of Congress after the elections. This webinar will review different steps and strategies clients can adopt now to prepare for changes in pay transparency regulation.

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NLRB Provides Clarity on Confidentiality and Social Media Contact Rules

In LA Specialty Produce Co. (PDF), the National Labor Relations Board (the Board) applied its Boeing framework to an employer’s Confidentiality and Social Media Contact rules, finding both to be lawful. As the Board set forth in the 2017 case, The Boeing Company (PDF) (which we discussed in detail in a December 2017 E-lert), workplace …

HR Newsletter 11/5/19

In This Issue: WPI Wage Watch: Minimum Wage, Tip, and Overtime Developments “I Love My Hair” – But Does Corporate America? What Does the EEOC Think About Religious Accommodations? It’s Spooky! NLRB Provides Clarity on Confidentiality and Social Media Contract Rules Another Year, Another Attempt in the U.S. Senate to Ban Non-Competes’ Nationwide Legal Pitfalls …

HR & Benefits Compliance Webinar Series: Leave of Absence Issues for Health and Section 125 Plans
HR & Benefits Compliance Webinar Series: Leave of Absence Issues for Health and Section 125 Plans

This webinar will focus on the administration of employee benefits during employee leaves of absence. We'll discuss the various types of leaves of absence, including leaves required under federal and state law and those offered under an employer's internal policies. We'll look at some common challenges employers face in administering benefits during these leaves and offer practical tips to keep you compliant.

Best Practices in Administering Benefit Claims – Dealing with Benefit Assignments

This week, we take a look at a plan term that has been the subject of frequent dispute in health and welfare benefits claim litigation—interpretation of plan provisions prohibiting a participant’s right to assign benefits to healthcare providers. Out-of-network medical providers commonly require patients to sign documents that purport to assign their rights to plan …

Benefits Newsletter 10/29/19

In This Issue: New Jersey Individual Mandate Requires State Filings in March 2020 New California Law Imposes FSA Notice Requirements Comparison of Proposals to Control Drug Prices Best Practices in Administering Benefit Claims: Dealing with Benefit Assignments Open Enrollment Period is Coming: New Premium Data CMS Adjusting COBRA Premiums for Midyear Increase in Insurance Premiums …

“Open” Might Not Mean Open: How FMLA May Affect a Position’s Availability

Does a position that a company is holding for an employee out on FMLA leave an “open position” as contemplated by the Americans with Disabilities Act? In Maxwell v. Washington County (PDF), a Mississippi federal district court said the short answer is “no.” Background The FMLA requires a covered employer to return an eligible employee …

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