10 Stories That Caught Our Eye in June 2018 | Nevada Benefit Brokers

Are you having a hard time keeping up with the steady flow of news and information that affects your workplace? Let ThinkHR help! We’ve curated some of the stories from business, news, human resources, benefits, and risk management publications that caught our eye this June.Just Don’t AskJob candidates are covered by the Civil Rights Act … Continued

Federal Employment Law Update – June 2018 | Nevada Benefit Advisors

NLRB: Guidance on Handbook Rules Post-BoeingOn June 8, 2018, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel, Peter B. Robb, released a memorandum (GC 18-04) providing guidance to regional offices under the NLRB’s decision in Boeing. Per Boeing, the NLRB evaluates facially neutral handbook policies and work rules by a balancing test of impact versus justification. … Continued

The News about Association Health Plans | Nevada Benefit Brokers

On June 19, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor released its Final Rule regarding Association Health Plans (AHPs). AHPs are not new, but they have not been widely available in the past and, in some cases, they have not been successful. The Final Rule is designed to make AHPs available to a greater number of … Continued

Is Fortnite Interfering With Your Workplace? | Nevada Benefit Advisors

If you haven’t heard, the latest video game craze is Fortnite Battle Royale. This free multiplayer game can be played on both PC & Mac computers, Xbox, Playstation, and iOS devices. Fortnite is set on an island where a floating bus drops 100 players to gather materials to build fortresses and collect weapons in order … Continued

9 HR Policies are Legal Again, Says NLRB General Counsel | Nevada Employee Benefits Consultants

Workplace rules are back, baby!Peter Robb, General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board (and my new hero), issued a memorandum on Wednesday that employers should love. Mr. Robb has declared that nine standard employer policies will now be presumed lawful under the National Labor Relations Act.The memorandum was based on the Board’s decision in The Boeing Company, issued in … Continued

6 Questions on Dependent Care Spending Accounts | Nevada Benefit Advisors

School’s out! Summer is here, and it’s the time of year when working parents have questions about using their Dependent Care Spending Accounts (DCSAs). Are summer camp expenses eligible? What about day versus overnight camps? Employers and benefit advisors want to be ready with answers about this valuable benefit program.The following are the top summertime … Continued

Explaining the Opioid Crisis | Nevada Benefit Advisors

Lately, there’s been a big focus on America’s opioid addiction in the news. Whether it’s news on the abuse of the drug or it’s information sharing on how the drug works, Americans are talking about this subject regularly. We want to help educate you on this hot topic.Opioids are made from the opium poppy plant.  … Continued

Disability Insurance | Nevada Benefit Consultants

No one foresees needing disability benefits. But, should a problem arise, the educated and informed employee can plan for the future by purchasing disability insurance to help cover expenses when needed. Watch this short video to learn more!

Ask the Experts: Foreign FMLA Documentation | Nevada Benefit Advisors

Question: How should we handle a Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave request for an employee to care for a parent who lives outside the United States? Can we request translation and notarization of paperwork?Answer: The same leave allowance and notice requirements apply to a leave taken to care for a family member with … Continued

Staffing for Scalability | Nevada Benefit Advisors

Vince Murdica, chief revenue officer at ThinkHR, discusses what it takes to become scalable and sustainably staff companies through bursts of rapid growth.I’ve seen it in my own career: When companies go through rapid growth — quickly moving from 50 to 100+ employees — things start to get shaky. This period of acceleration can be … Continued

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