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Same-Sex Marriage and Employee Benefits

August 18, 2015

Same-Sex Marriage: All Employee Benefits Are Now Created Equal

This summer, the United States Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage—its impact quickly carried from the court to the chapel to your company. The landmark decision in Obergefell v. Hodges overturns prior policy which had allowed some states to deny marriage licenses—and by default, employee spousal benefits—to same-sex couples. Now, same-sex couples across America are able to exercise their fundamental right to marry, […]

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August 6, 2015

Why the Netflix Parental Leave Policy is More Than a Smart HR Move

Netflix made the news on Tuesday when the company said it would provide unlimited paid parental leave for all of its 2,400+ employees. The announcement was made on the company’s blog, where they said they reached the decision after noticing that employees do better at work when they’re not worried about what’s happening at home. […]

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July 29, 2015

What We’re Watching: Big Health Insurance Company Mergers

Last week, two of the largest health insurers, Anthem, the largest health insurer in the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, and Cigna, announced a mega-merger that, if approved, would provide health insurance to 53 million Americans. This followed the announcement three weeks earlier by two of the other big insurers, Aetna and Humana, that they […]

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June 15, 2015

6 Employee Benefits Required by Law

When businesses are birthed, it’s typically the owner who gets things started. Once a business experiences a measure of success, all of a sudden the employer is forced to learn how to manage the small business and how to handle the human resource responsibilities. It can be an exciting yet painful process to figure out all the legalities of hiring […]

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