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Five harassment “must haves” for employers

Maybe it’s just me, but workplace harassment issues seem to come in waves — I’ll go months, or even a year, without an issue, and then WHAM! everybody has a “situation,” or at least they need to get their preventive training done.Right now,...

New Out-of-Pocket Maximum Rule Affects Most Employer Group Health Plans

On Tuesday, regulators announced that health plans will be required to implement individual out-of-pocket maximums at all coverage levels, including family coverage. The new rule will apply beginning in 2016, and will affect all non-grandfathered employer group health...

Moving Exempt Employees to Non-Exempt Status

We discuss the misclassification of non-exempt employees regularly here on the blog and in our presentations at conferences and webinars, but a reader of the blog wrote me before the holiday weekend to ask about the reverse situation. The reader’s company has...

Female lawyer plays the “V” card, wins $500 sanction

Male attorneys, it’s not a good idea to use the “V” word when referring to your female adversaries, and you might even be sanctioned for it.(Chill! I’m not talking about that “V” word.)Have you ever heard of the word “virilism”? Neither had I. But apparently...