February 2017 - Employee Benefits I AP Benefit Advisors

Common Manager Mistakes When Conducting Interviews

Mistake #1: Talking too much An interview is time to learn about the potential employee so aim for an 85-15 split: 85% of the time you’re listening and 15% of the time you’re talking. Allow the interviewee ample amount of time to respond to your questions. These silences give you and the applicant time to […]

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Updating Your Employee Records System

Do you feel weighted under a never-ending cascade of employee papers and files? It’s not your fault. You’re just keeping what the federal and state laws require you to keep. New Year, New System Make a fresh start of your record keeping system this year. Whether you’re going to stick with paper files, create a […]

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HRCI & SHRM Pre-approved AP Benefit Advisors Webinar | Voluntary Benefits: Tackling 2017’s Top Tax & Compliance Issues

Partly because of the ACA, the discussions surrounding voluntary benefits and the implementation of them have become much more closely tied to the underlying group medical plans. By some estimations, as many as 80% of voluntary benefits programs may be out of compliance in some way. Join AP Benefit Advisors’ Director of Voluntary Benefits, Stephen […]

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Finalized Paid Family Leave Law – Washington, D.C.

The D.C. Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016 (UPLAA) was passed in December 2016 by the District of Columbia City Council and goes into effect as of July 1, 2020. This will guarantee certain periods of paid family and medical leave to private-sector employees. Beginning exactly a year before the effective date, payments will […]

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IRS Warns of Dangerous W-2 Phishing Scam

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) put out an alert about a W-2 email phishing scam that not only has taken on the corporate world, but is also invading the other sectors such as school districts, tribal organizations and nonprofits. The IRS Commissioner, John Koskinen, states, “This is one of the most dangerous email phishing scams […]

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Benefits Market & ACA Under President Trump

  For more information contact info@apbenefitadvisors.com. The information contained in this post, and any attachments, is not intended and should not be misconstrued as legal advice. You should contact your employment, benefits or ERISA attorney for legal direction.

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Is Paid Parental Leave Right for Your Company?

The number of employers looking to offer paid parental leave is on the rise. A solid company policy is needed and Jeff Nowak from FMLA Insights has some of the best practices you can consider when drafting your policy: Decide when it kicks in Employers, not the feds, are able to determine when the eligibility […]

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Pennsylvania & New York Employment Law Updates

Philadelphia Passes Pay Equity Ordinance Philadelphia Mayor, Jim Kinney, signed Bill 160840 on January 23, 2017, amending the city’s Fair Practice Ordinance, which will go into effect on May 23, 2017. The bill makes it unlawful for an employer to: Inquire about, or require disclosure of, a prospective employee’s wage history, whether in writing or […]

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