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U.S. employment plummets, ahead of surge in layoffs

U.S. employment plummets, ahead of surge in layoffs

U.S. employment plummeted last month in the first decline since 2010, offering an initial look at the widespread devastation the coronavirus pandemic has already begun ...
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Hiring freezes are an underrated threat to the economy

Hiring freezes are an underrated threat to the economy

With all the focus on the surge in U.S. layoffs, it’s easy to forget that there’s a silent job killer lurking in the background. Hiring ...
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In times of crisis, organizing end-of-life documents with a workplace benefit

In times of crisis, organizing end-of-life documents with a workplace benefit

Having a secure digital space for storing important documents is becoming commonplace as our digital world expands. Ensuring proper accessibility and security is especially important ...
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Time to fly the nest: How young adults can find financial success

Time to fly the nest: How young adults can find financial success

There’s something to be said for living with mom and dad. In fact, more and more young adults are opting to do just that thanks ...
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Why remote employees need extra attention to stay engaged

Why remote employees need extra attention to stay engaged

If you’re not keeping remote employees engaged, you’re doing yourself a disservice, because disengaged employees cost organizations yearly $550 billion in productivity losses. Worse, workers that ...
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Avoiding discrimination in employee background checks

Avoiding discrimination in employee background checks

Denying candidates with criminal histories a fair shot at a job can cost employers big time — both in fines and lost talent, employer groups ...
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High-deductible health plans are a financial gamble for many employees

High-deductible health plans are a financial gamble for many employees

While almost half of employees plan to sign up for a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) during this year’s open enrollment, many workers find the high ...
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It’s time for clients to try reference-based pricing. Here’s why it works

It’s time for clients to try reference-based pricing. Here’s why it works

In 2017, the U.S. spent $3.5 trillion on health expenditures. That’s more than any other country and more than double the average among developed countries, ...
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Healthcare is getting more expensive. Here’s what employers should be thinking about

Healthcare is getting more expensive. Here’s what employers should be thinking about

WASHINGTON — Employees shopping for healthcare in the U.S. market now have more choice than ever before, but they still don’t have the transparency and ...
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A benefits wishlist for millennial employees

A benefits wishlist for millennial employees

Millennials are the new core workforce. Their concept of work is different than the standards set by previous generations. They bring bold, new approaches of ...
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DOL’s new fluctuating workweek rule may pave road for worker bonuses

DOL’s new fluctuating workweek rule may pave road for worker bonuses

The Department of Labor’s new proposal would give employers additional flexibility when calculating overtime pay for salaried, non-exempt employees who work irregular hours — and ...
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IRS increases retirement contributions for 2020

IRS increases retirement contributions for 2020

The IRS said this week that workers contributing to 401(k), 403(b), 457 and the federal government’s Thrift Savings Plans plans can add $19,500 next year, ...
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