Human Capital Management

Final Rule Released – U. S. Department of Labor

By Bobbi Kloss, BAN Director of Human Capital Management - September 25, 2019

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?

By Bobbi Kloss, BAN Director of Human Capital Management - August 30, 2019

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

By Bobbi Kloss, BAN Director of Human Capital Management - June 27, 2019

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]

Stop Misuse of Family Benefits

Written by Stephen Miller, CEBS, including comments from Bobbi Kloss, Benefit Advisors Network Director of Human Capital Management Services. Published on SHRM.org, March 27, 2019. Some workers intentionally abuse family-perk policies, while others are just confused. United Airlines fired more than 35 employees in March for selling travel passes intended for employees’ immediate relatives. Free [Read More]

An Update on the DOL’s 2016 Wage Injunction

Written by Bobbi Kloss, Director of Human Capital Management Services, Benefit Advisors Network. Published in Entertainment Human Resource Network, February 2019 edition. Silent but ever present, the Wage and Hour division of the Department of Labor (DOL) has been working its way back to updating the overtime exemptions for the Administrative, Executive and Professional exemptions [Read More]

New Benefit Lets Employees Trade PTO for Student Loan Relief

Written by Steven Miller, CEBS, with insights provided by Bobbi Kloss, BAN Director of Human Capital Management Services. Employers seek creative ways to ease student loan burdens Employers continue to roll out new ways to provide workers with student debt relief. Insurance firm Unum, for instance, announced in January that it will let employees exchange [Read More]

Commuting and Adoption Benefit Amounts Rise in 2019

Employees don’t pay income taxes on the value of these benefits. Written by Stephen Miller, CEBS including interview questions with Bobbi Kloss, Director of Human Capital Management Services. Employees and employers can put $5 more into monthly transit and parking benefits in 2019, the IRS announced Nov. 15. Revenue Procedure 2018-57, which increased the annual [Read More]

The Benefits of A 401(k), Including Reducing Student Loan Debt

By Benefit Advisors Network - October 29, 2018

Written by Bobbi Kloss, Human Capital Management Director. Published in the Los Angeles Advertising Human Resources Professionals Monthly, October 2018. When private employers think about financial wellness they typically center their thoughts on 401(k) plans. The conversation today though has expanded the discussion on 401(k) programs to include student loan debt and other high-impact life events [Read More]