Current issues of interest to employers are featured here, dealing with compliance, trends, and recent developments.
Working From Home Drives Happiness
A survey reveals that working from home proves to be a driver of employee happiness, as Job satisfaction is tied to flexible work models.
2021 guidance for claiming Employee Retention Credit
The IRS has issued guidance for employers claiming the employee retention credit under the CARES Act, as modified by the Relief Act, for the first and second calendar quarters in 2021
Employers diversifying and enhancing benefits in 2021
Enrollment in high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) as well as voluntary benefits, specifically income protection products, are increasing in 2021.
EEO-1 data collection opens on April 26
On March 29, the EEOC announced that the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection will open on April 26, 2021.
CDC guidance on employer vaccination programs
The CDC on March 16 issued new guidance on workplace vaccination programs that offers suggestions to help employers increase vaccine uptake among essential workers, but the suggestions also apply for other types of employees.
Lookback period for COBRA subsidy eligibility could complicate administration
The administration of the new COBRA subsidy in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) could be complicated due to the determination of eligible individuals during the lookback period. That’s according to experts at a recent Segal webinar that addressed the law’s COBRA provisions along with others affecting plan sponsors.
What Employees Expect in 2021
New research from IBM provides key insights for engaging your talent in the shadow of COVID.
LQG Waste Closure Requirements Have Changed
For generators of hazardous waste facilities in states where the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule (HWGIR) has been adopted, closure requirements have changed. These states include South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, and 28 others.
One-Third of Employees Feel Undervalued at Work
A new survey by Gloat found a third (34 percent) of all American workers—including 46 percent of Black employees and 38 percent of Latinx employees—feel that their company isn’t utilizing their full potential.
An Analysis of Post-Pandemic Mask Wearing
As Americans start to see the light at the end of the tunnel on COVID, employers may want to consider normalizing mask-wearing when their workers start feeling sick in the future, according to one workplace authority.
One-Quarter of Employees Plan to Leave After Pandemic
One in four U.S. employees plan to leave their employer as the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, according to research.