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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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July 27, 2015

7 Deadly HR Sins To Avoid

When you’re running a small business, it can be tempting to put HR on the backburner. After all, HR doesn’t directly impact your product or business growth, right? Wrong. From hiring the best people to staying compliant with labor laws and insurance requirements, HR actually impacts your business in significant ways. And while it’s tempting […]

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July 15, 2015

Proposed Overtime Changes: How and When They’ll Affect Your Business

Last week, the Wage and Hour Division of the United States Labor Department delivered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to raise the salary threshold for overtime from $23,660 to $50,440. The proposed regulation would affect over five million employees, who would become entitled to time-and-a-half pay for every hour worked beyond 40 hours per […]

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July 13, 2015

The Difference Between Contractors & Employees: A Two Minute Worker Classification Test

Several giants in the on-demand economy, including Instacart and Uber, are currently at the center of an ongoing debate around whether casual workers like crowdsourced couriers and chauffeurs are part-time employees or independent contractors. The two worker classifications differ in important ways, and the question of whether to classify workers as obligation-free contractors or full-benefits employees […]

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July 8, 2015

5 No-Sweat Ways to Manage the Summer PTO Rush

Year over year, employees are earning—and taking—more and more time off, much of that during the prime summer vacation months. With more people stepping out of the office from May through September than ever before, how do you ensure that you’re still meeting your goals in spite of the summer PTO rush? We have a […]

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July 3, 2015

8 Hot Summer Books for HR Managers

Nothing beats a good book while you’re soaking up the sun. Our summer HR book shortlist takes you out of the realm of pure productivity tips to get you thinking about your biggest challenges. Before you jet off, slip one of these titles into your carry-on and return to the office rested and ready to […]

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