Employee Benefits

Prescription for Pot

Prescription for Pot

The legalization of medical marijuana in a growing number of states has raised questions about workers compensation coverage.

 
Take Me Out to the Workplace

Take Me Out to the Workplace

When taking your kid to work goes bad.

 
Leashing the Risks of Pets in the Workplace

Leashing the Risks of Pets in the Workplace

With more companies becoming pet-friendly, employers must develop plans to minimize liability.

 
Big Brother is Watching You Exercise

Big Brother is Watching You Exercise

Organizations are getting in on the fitness tracker trend.

 
Managing Risk in the Administration of Employee Benefits

Managing Risk in the Administration of Employee Benefits

Administering employee benefits programs can expose companies to the risk of lawsuits for errors and omissions.

 
The Implications of Income Inequality

The Implications of Income Inequality

As Americans pay more attention to the ever-widening wage gap, a new SEC rule may expose companies to real reputational and financial risks.

 
Building Ergonomics into Remote Work Policies

Building Ergonomics into Remote Work Policies

While beneficial, work-from-home arrangements demand careful thought to reduce the risk of injury.

 
The Employer’s Role in Mental Health Care

The Employer’s Role in Mental Health Care

The Germanwings crash highlighted the challenges of addressing workers’ mental health.

 
Working with Father Time

Working with Father Time

How will employers adapt to the needs of an aging workforce?

 
Expanding Workplace Wellness

Expanding Workplace Wellness

With 80% of companies offering some kind of wellness program, nontraditional initiatives are growing in popularity.

 
Humanizing Workers Comp Claims

Humanizing Workers Comp Claims

A little compassion goes a long way toward reducing workers comp claim expenses.

 
The Return of Integrated Disability Management

The Return of Integrated Disability Management

A 20-year-old concept may finally be gaining traction as a tool to address workforce health risks.

 
Reviewing Your Personnel Policies

Reviewing Your Personnel Policies

Effective human resources policies can reduce the risk of expensive employment claims.

 
Talk it Out

Talk it Out

Corporate change’s effect on employees.

 
Working in a No-Vacation Nation

Working in a No-Vacation Nation

Of the world’s richest countries, the United States is the only one not to guarantee its workers paid vacation.