Category: Employee Benefits

The Facts on FMLA

FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) entitles employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job protected leave for family and medical reasons with continuation of any active health insurance.  Eligible employees are entitled 12 workweeks in a 12 month period for the following: Birth of a child/to care for a newborn within one year of birth. Placement of a child for adoption

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Paid Sick Leave Refresher

There is a lot to understand about the Sick Leave Law that began to take effect on July 1st, 2015.  If you are an employee in California we thought it would good to provide a few refreshers on some of the common questions pertaining to sick leave.  How do you qualify for paid sick leave? An employee qualifies for paid sick leave

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Human Resources & Outsourcing: Focus On What You Do Best

Human resources is a professional function, but to truly understand the value of outsourcing your human resources, it is best to think of it as a trade or craft. Could you learn how to roof your house, side your shed, hang and finish new drywall in your house, or replace the engine in your car?  You certainly could, and these are DIY

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Do you know all the facts on the Employer Mandate?

The “employer mandate” is a requirement that all businesses with 50 or more full time equivalent employees provide health insurance to at least 95% of their full-time employees and dependents up to the age of 26, or pay a fee by 2016.  Spouses do not count as dependents so coverage does not have to be offered to them.  Employers must offer coverage

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Human Resources and Outsourcing COBRA

Employers bear the burden of administering benefits correctly and abiding by federal laws.  One in particular, known as COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act), was established in 1985 and revised in 1999 in order to help protect those individuals who lose their employer-provided health group coverage to life events such as termination, a new job, divorce, or the death of a covered

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