Ninety-two percent of U.S. employers say that the severe skills shortage experienced by industries is negatively affecting employee productivity, engagement and retention, according to the Hays U.S. 2018 Salary Guide. Respondents revealed that a lack of training and development and fewer workers entering their industries were the main causes of the shortage. Contact us for … Continue reading DID YOU KNOW?

Cost-saving Strategy: Generic Drugs

Generic drugs can sometimes be misunderstood as subpar or not up to the same quality standards as name-brand prescription drugs. This is unfortunate because generic drugs are not only of the same high quality as name-brand prescriptions, but they usually cost much less (80-85 percent less). According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), generic … Continue reading Cost-saving Strategy: Generic Drugs

ACA Replacement Bill Withdrawn, Now What?

In late March 2017, Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives withdrew the American Health Care Act (AHCA)—their proposed legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Because the House was unable to pass the AHCA, the ACA remains current law, and employers must continue to comply with all applicable ACA provisions. … Continue reading ACA Replacement Bill Withdrawn, Now What?

DOL Civil Penalties Increase for 2018

On Jan. 2, 2018, the Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule that sets forth its annual inflation adjustments to civil monetary penalties. The DOL is required to adjust these penalties for inflation no later than Jan. 15 each year. In order to compute the 2018 annual adjustment, the DOL multiplied the most recent … Continue reading DOL Civil Penalties Increase for 2018

Obama-era Guidance on Marijuana Friendly Legislation Rescinded by Justice Department

On Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded guidance from the Obama administration that adopted non-interference policies with marijuana-friendly state legislations. Although many states have either legalized or decriminalized marijuana use, federal law still considers marijuana to be an illegal drug. The main Obama-era directive that is being rescinded is known as the … Continue reading Obama-era Guidance on Marijuana Friendly Legislation Rescinded by Justice Department