April 19, 2016

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Are you violating the NLRA with your employee handbook?
- It's quite easy to do.

As we always say in HR Consulting, litigation shapes the way we manage our risk. Having a solid handbook is an excellent way to help mitigate risk. However, a poorly written one can not only be a mecca for employee lawsuits, but can also land employers in hot water particularly with the National Labor Relations […]

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April 14, 2016

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The Drug Problem
- The uncertain future of drug regulation in America.

When Turing Pharmaceuticals raised the price of Daraprim from $13.50 to $750 overnight last September, they were brought under tremendous scrutiny – though it was not the first increase of its kind by a pharmaceutical company on a newly acquired drug. Turing argues the price change will have little effect on the market, and profits […]

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April 12, 2016

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Online Training-Free Two Week Trial
-Try out the J.W. Terrill Loss Control Online Training Center for two weeks free!

In our continued effort to provide exceptional service, we are pleased to offer our commercial lines clients a free two-week trial to the J.W. Terrill Loss Control Online Training Center. This system offers over 80 high-quality safety training courses. This unique, subscription-based solution can help you reach your training goals. When compared to traditional classroom-based instruction, online training […]

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March 16, 2016

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Coming Soon: New DOL Overtime Rules
-Employees eligible for overtime will increase under new rules

“Taking care of business and working overtime” – Bachman Turner Overdrive, Takin’ Care of Business Like BTO, more employees may soon find themselves working overtime. Not necessarily more hours; just qualifying for overtime pay. Generally speaking, all employees are entitled to minimum wage and overtime compensation unless they are exempt from those requirements. There are […]

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March 15, 2016

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A Deep Dive into the Casualty Group Captive Space
-Duke Niedringhaus interviews Rob Walling

Duke Niedringhaus with the Captive Practice Group at J.W. Terrill, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC company interviewed Rob Walling, Principal and Consulting Actuary with Pinnacle Actuarial Resources. Pinnacle is the leading actuarial firm for the casualty group captive industry. This interview highlights some of the most compelling stats of this fast growing segment of […]

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March 4, 2016

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Long-Term Care LTC

Do you ever think you will need help with dressing or bathing yourself? Maybe you don’t think about this now but what about when you reach an age that you will need assistance with basic personal things of everyday life. 70% of people turning age 65 can expect to use some form of long-term care. […]

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March 1, 2016

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Savor the Flavor of Eating Right

March is National Nutrition Month. National Nutrition Month is an educational campaign promoted by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Academy uses this campaign as a way to promote Registered Dietitians as the experts in the field of nutrition and share the most scientifically-based food and nutrition information to the public. This year, the […]

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February 24, 2016

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Physician Shortage

According to projections from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the demand for physicians will exceed the supply by a range of 46,000 to 90,000 physicians by the year 2025. The shortage will occur among primary care physicians along with non-primary care physicians including medical specialists, surgical specialists and other specialists. The shrinking supply […]

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February 17, 2016

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Court Finds It’s Possible to Violate ERISA by Limiting Hours
-Dave & Buster’s case is worth keeping an eye on

Last July, we wrote about a lawsuit filed in the Southern District of New York against the restaurant chain Dave & Buster’s.  The plaintiff in that case alleged that the restaurant began reducing her hours to fewer than 30 per week to avoid an obligation to continue offering her health insurance under the Affordable Care […]

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February 16, 2016

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Depression Screening in Adults

The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has recently recommended that clinicians screen for depression in all adults (ages 18 and older) including pregnant and postpartum women. The goal of the screening is to identify adults who have depression so that they can get the help they need. Depression is one of the leading […]

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February 12, 2016

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FSA Discrimination Testing

Discrimination testing of an FSA plan is required on an annual basis to assure the plan has been implemented to the benefit of all employees and not just a select few. To meet the qualifications for tax-favored status, an FSA plan cannot discriminate in favor of Key or Highly Compensated employees. Before reviewing the discrimination […]

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February 11, 2016

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The Saturated Fat Debate

February is American Heart Month. Following a heart healthy diet is known to decrease risk of heart disease. But in the past year or so there has been some conflicting information when it comes to one specific macronutrient: fat, with a particular focus on saturated fats. For many years consumers have been told to avoid […]

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