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Free Electronic Payments eBook Updated for 2024

PayrollOrg

PayrollOrg’s 2024 edition of Guide to Successful Electronic Payments, sponsored by rapid!, provides payroll professionals with the information needed to successfully implement or improve the electronic pay process at their companies.

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Small group vs. large group health insurance

PeopleKeep

Traditional group health insurance is a type of health insurance plan employers offer their employees and their families at a discounted premium rate. Because of its familiarity and tax benefits, group health insurance is a sought-after employee benefit. It can help employers attract and retain talented workers. There are two sizes of group health insurance: small and large.

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10 Public Speaking Tips for Your Next Business Presentation

HR Bartender

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes I’ve been seeing a few questions lately on social media about how to learn public speaking. Many people are suggesting Toastmasters, which is great. For those who aren’t interested in joining Toastmasters, I wanted to also add a few thoughts. I feel very fortunate that I learned about public speaking early in my professional career.

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Memorializing

Florida Workers' Comp

What do we remember? The recent long weekend marked the beginning of summer. So many see Memorial Day in that limited context. I, for one, see it as the end of Respite Season and the beginning of the long and monotonous hurricane watch that is our tropical Florida reality. I once complained to an audience that there should be a holiday to commemorate the end of hurricane season.

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Using an HSA to Save for Health Care in Retirement

Saving for retirement is no easy task, and as an employer we know you want to help your employees get what they need out of their retirement benefits. With a health savings account (HSA), you can relieve the burden of health care costs for both you and your employees. With our new report, “Using an HSA to Save for Health Care in Retirement,” you can get insights on the costs of a modern retirement and dive into the details of the triple-tax benefits HSAs offer.

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Signs of Burnout at Work and What to Do about It

BetterUp

Burnout is a relatively new term for a relatively common experience. Coined in 1974 by psychologist Herbert Freudenberger , it’s more than just feeling a little “stressed out.” Left unchecked, burnout can show up as physical, mental, and emotional illness — and can have some pretty devastating impacts down the road. But what is burnout, what causes it, and how can you deal with it?

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Compliance TV: Social Security Trustees Project $174,900 Wage Base for 2025; IRS Announces HSA Limits for 2025; and more

PayrollOrg

In this June 2024 edition of Compliance TV: Social Security Trustees project $174,900 wage base for 2025; IRS announces HSA limits for 2025; and more.

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Responsibility and Professionalism

Florida Workers' Comp

Increasingly, parties to workers' compensation proceedings are not taking their responsibility for documentation seriously. The mediation process has been a part of workers' compensation in Florida since 1989. It was a "soft-open" and certainly started slowly. Acceptance was anything but unanimous and rapid. But, by 1991, it was known and growing. In 1994, it became mandatory.

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Workplace AI usage is rocketing, but are people using it for the right things?

Workplace Insight

The latest Workforce Index from Slack claims there has been a significant rise in AI usage in UK workplaces. Since September 2023, there’s been a 66 percent increase, with an additional 18 percent jump since the beginning of 2024. This trend reflects growing enthusiasm among employees about the technology, with 44 percent of office workers saying they are ‘enthusiastic ‘about using workplace AI in their daily tasks.

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Gamification in Employee Recognition: How it helps?

Vantage Circle

Gamification in employee recognition has emerged as a revolutionary approach in enhancing employee engagement and performance. This approach makes mundane workdays into an enjoyable and motivating experience. As employees earn rewards and climb leaderboards, they experience a sense of accomplishment and belonging, which in turn boosts morale and productivity.

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Creating a Company Culture of Care: Integrating Mental Health, Wellbeing, and DEI in Benefits

Speaker: Sean Raible

Picture a workplace where physiological safety is not just an aim but a reality, driven by thoughtful employee benefits that prioritize mental health, wellbeing, and DEI. 🤔 ✨ Achieving this vision requires more than just occasional training sessions and employee assistance programs. Moving beyond the basics, this vision calls for a holistic approach that integrates these elements into your company culture as well as your HR and benefits strategy.

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South Carolina Passes New EWA Law

PayrollOrg

South Carolina is the latest state to pass earned wage access (EWA) legislation. Learn more about the requirements taking effect this fall.

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What to Know Before the Overtime Final Rule Takes Effect July 1

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

After much anticipation, on April 23, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its overtime final rule, updating the salary threshold for overtime exemptions for executive, administrative and professional (EAP) employees and highly compensated employees (HCEs). The rule is slated to […] The post What to Know Before the Overtime Final Rule Takes Effect July 1 appeared first on Word on Benefits.

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How does the QSEHRA work with Medicare?

PeopleKeep

As of March 2023, Medicare covers more than 65 million Americans, according to the >Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 1. If you're enrolled in Medicare or have several employees on Medicare, you may be wondering if it works with the qualified small employer health reimbursement arrangement (QSEHRA). In this article, we'll clarify how the QSEHRA works for employees who have Medicare in any form.

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Two thirds of working parents considering quitting because of childcare costs

Workplace Insight

More than two-thirds (70 percent) of working parents in the UK have quit or are considering quitting their job due to lack of affordable childcare options, according to a new poll from Remote. The research explores the financial and mental impact return to office mandates and a lack of flexible hours has on parents, as well as outlining the consequences of what the report calls the ‘Working Parents Crisis’ on the UK’s workforce shortages.

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New DOL Final Overtime Rules: Quickstart Guide for Employers

There’s a new overtime salary threshold that will impact employers across the country. If you have an employee making less than $43,888 on July 1 or less than $58,656 on January 1, you’re going to have to start paying overtime. Download Paycor’s guide to learn: Which groups of employees are affected? How should you classify employees? Best ways to mitigate risk.

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Obesity Death

Florida Workers' Comp

There are famous people in this world and they attract attention, for better or worse. The events in their lives can serve as ready examples because the press will spread the word of their achievements and failures. They draw attention, for whatever reason. A 47-year-old singer passed away recently. The headline caught my eye because she died of obesity.

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How to Make Your Work-From-Home Policy More Effective?

HR Lineup

In the wake of the global pandemic, work-from-home (WFH) policies have become a staple for many organizations. As remote work shifts from a temporary solution to a permanent fixture, it is crucial for companies to refine and enhance their WFH policies to ensure productivity, employee satisfaction, and overall organizational effectiveness. Here’s a comprehensive guide on how to make your work-from-home policy more effective. 1.

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Special Report Gives Insider Look Into Federal Agency Q&As – Part 1

PayrollOrg

Special Report: A Conversation With IRS, SSA – Part 1 in the June issue of Payroll Currently offers an insider look at how federal agency executives answered questions at PayrollOrg’s annual Payroll Congress.

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Missed Call Mania—Understanding Gen Z’s Telephonophobia

HR Digest

The New York Post recently turned the spotlight on Gen Z’s “telephonophobia” and while we’re inclined to agree with the generation’s dislike of phone calls, we still need to explore it further. Gen Z’s fear of talking on the phone is nothing new and carries on the Millennial preference for text messages over calls. There is a general consensus that if it can be said by text or email, then there’s no reason to have a meeting or a phone call.

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6 Strategies to Navigate Social Determinants of Health for a Better Workplace

In today’s dynamic work landscape, where the lines between personal and professional life blur, understanding the intricate interplay between social determinants of health (SDoH) and emotional wellbeing is paramount. Employers must acknowledge that the whole person comes to work and every aspect of a person’s personal and professional life, especially their mental health, comes with them.

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Managing Your Workforce During Market Volatility: Large-Scale Personnel Decisions

McDermott Will & Emery Employee Benefits

In response to recent market conditions, employers are making difficult workforce decisions, including reducing employee headcount, eliminating departments, hiring consultants or implementing hiring freezes. Being able to navigate these events can help employers mitigate risk and prepare their workforces for the path forward. During a recent webinar, our Employment and Business Restructuring Practice Groups explored best practices and […] The post Managing Your Workforce During Market Vola

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Being isolated at work can damage your career: 5 ways to be more social

Employee Benefit News

A recent survey from TopResume revealed that most people would rather not spend extra time with coworkers, but they should reconsider.

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Vantec drivers for Rolls Royce win 6.1% pay rise

Employee Benefits

Drivers employed by Vantec, who supply parts to a Rolls Royce plant, have won a 6.1% pay rise and pay protection. The workers, who are members of trade union Unite, deliver components from the organisation’s warehouse in Bognor Regis to Rolls Royce’s Goodwood plant. This is their first dispute after winning union recognition in 2023. In addition to the pay increase, the employees have secured a banked hours deal of nine days credit for workers.

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Compliance Date with Workplace Violence Prevention Law Looms

InterWest Insurance Services

California employers must start complying with the state’s new workplace violence prevention law by July 1. With that deadline less than a month away, employers that are yet to adopt and implement workplace violence prevention plans that satisfy the requirements of California Labor Code, need to prepare immediately. Virtually all employers in the state are required to comply with the new law.

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HR Trends to Watch in 2024 + Plus Advice for Driving Impact!

The pressure is on to create a positive onboarding experience. Plus, a sub-par onboarding process can domino into other concerns such as low performance, burnout (for you and new hires), and retention challenges. Our 2024 State of HR report will give you a realistic picture of the HR landscape and tips to onboarding effectively in the year to come.

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Britain is no longer a nation of shopkeepers, but it is divided by the work we do

Workplace Insight

Following last week’s news that the fastest growing job category in the US isn’t necessarily the one you’d expect, a new report from HR software provider Ciphr, based on ONS data, claims to identify which jobs are the most disproportionately common in each part of the UK. The report analyses the latest regional employee estimates for over 370 occupations to find out which work roles (with at least 5,000 full-time employees) appear to be more concentrated, or over-represented, i

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Washington State Further Restricts Noncompetition Agreements

McDermott Will & Emery Employee Benefits

The state of Washington has placed additional restrictions on the use of noncompetition agreements. Readers may be familiar with the Federal Trade Commission’s latest noncompete rule, which goes into effect on September 4, 2024. While that federal regulation is currently being challenged in court, Washington’s rule has already gone into effect.

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Why financial wellness programs desperately need a makeover

Employee Benefit News

It's important to address the emotional and behavioral dynamics that drive everyday money decisions.

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Tribunal finds account manager was subject to pregnancy and maternity discrimination

Employee Benefits

A former business account manager at 52 Street Event Supplies in Barnsley has been awarded £37,310.05 for pregnancy and maternity discrimination, unfair dismissal and arrears of wages. Heather Todd started working for the organisation in 2003. In 2022 she became pregnant with her second child and informed her company director, Shaun Collins, that she would be taking 39 weeks’ maternity leave and would return on 30 January 2023.

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Improving Access To & Utilization Of Cancer Screening With Color

Discover how Color's comprehensive care solution is revolutionizing cancer screening adherence and knowledge. Through an in-depth case study, Color's unique approach to comprehensive cancer care has shown significant benefits in increasing screening rates and enhancing patient knowledge. Participants reported a 2-3x increase in adherence to screening guidelines over just 8 weeks, with 84% of participants increasing their familiarity with timing and frequency of cancer screening.