Human Capital Management

CARES Act Tax-Free Student Loan Repayment Plans

By Bobbi Kloss, BAN Director of Human Capital Management - April 1, 2020

On March 27, 2020, Congress passed H. R. 748, (CARES Act), and President Trump signed it, making it a new law.  Called to be the “single-biggest economic relief package in American history,” the CARES Act amends the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) and is created to provide economic relief and stimulus to workers, families, and businesses [Read More]

Latest COVID-19 News for Employers: Unemployment Insurance

By Bobbi Kloss, BAN Director of Human Capital Management - March 16, 2020

With many businesses being faced with mandatory State orders to temporarily close or scale back their services in an ability to minimize the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), workers are being displaced. Turning to the unemployment lines, employees are questioning their employers about their potential eligibility for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. While the determination of [Read More]

Coronavirus: Employers, Be Practical and Vigilant

By Bobbi Kloss, BAN Director of Human Capital Management - March 4, 2020

With the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) across the globe and 100+ confirmed cases with an unfortunate 6 deaths in the United States, employers who haven’t already developed an Infectious and Communicable Disease policy in response to diseases such as the flu should be developing a policy and responsiveness plan. An effective preparedness plan would [Read More]

Is it a Volunteer Program or Employee Activism?

Much is in the news today surrounding employee activism and it has employers wondering “do our policies open the door for employees to turn our volunteer program into an act of activism?” Employer-based volunteering to help the disadvantaged – whether it be people, animals, or the environment – has been in the fabric of our [Read More]

Preventing and Mitigating Stress in the Workplace

Reproduced with permission from Benefits Magazine, Volume 57, No. 1, January 202, pages 40-45, published by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. Employers have a duty to provide a safe workplace for employees. The author discusses preventive measures employers can take to reduce the risk of workplace violence and create a psychologically healthy work [Read More]

HCM-Coronavirus (COVID-19) Trends Update

By Caroline Williams - November 13, 2019

In today’s turbulent times, the world of HCM Trends is changing from moment to moment. Bobbi Kloss’s annual Trends webinar has been updated to provide current information on understanding and developing a culture to best respond to the pandemic Coronavirus (COVID-19) challenges. Joining us will be Danielle Capilla, Alera Group Compliance Director to provide an [Read More]

Final Rule Released – U. S. Department of Labor

White-Collar Exemption and Overtime Reporting that 1.3 million workers will now become eligible for overtime pay, the Department of Labor (DOL) has released its final rule to update the exemption requirements of the Executive, Administrative and Professional Employee (EAP) as well as Highly Compensation Executive (HCE) classifications. After overcoming many hurdles, injunction enjoined and invalidation, [Read More]

Is the Worksite Disrupting our Employees’ Emotional Wellbeing?

Written by Bobbi Kloss, Director of Human Capital Management Services, Benefit Advisors Network. Published in the August/September issues of Los Angeles Advertising Human Resources Professionals and Entertainment Human Resources Network. Mindfulness, employee engagement, employer of choice and holistic wellness are all relatively new adjectives being used to describe a 21st Century workplace culture. An employer [Read More]

Workplace Violence

It is not uncommon now to turn on the TV, read online, or receive an alert on a mobile device describing another mass shooting at a place of employment. Just recently, 12 lost their lives at a municipal building in Virginia Beach, Virginia. With the continuing escalation of mass homicidal workplace incidents, employers are turning [Read More]

Dress Codes: Designing, Implementing, and Enforcing.

There was a time, and still suggested today, when it was advised to dress for the position you wanted, not the one you were in. Dress codes were and still are about empowerment―but the question is, whose empowerment? Traditionally, dress code policies were designed to set white collar apart from the blue-collar worker, the executive [Read More]