Benefits & Compensation

Employee Vacation Time and Your Office Schedule
Employee Vacation Time and Your Office Schedule

Summertime is here, and if your employees are anything like mine, they’re fantasizing about cool ocean breezes and PTO. And here at CEDR, we’re frequently asked whether it’s OK to restrict or regulate employee vacation time usage to better accommodate your office's...

Open Enrollment Season is Here!
Open Enrollment Season is Here!

It's that time of year again. Nope, not the holidays... we're talking about the Health Insurance Marketplace's Open Enrollment Period. This is the time of year when you can review your plans, apply for new coverage, or make changes to your coverage. Here are the key...

Tips for Contesting Unemployment Benefits
Tips for Contesting Unemployment Benefits

What should you do when an employee resigns but later changes their story in an attempt to receive unemployment benefits? We get questions about this quite often. The employee resigns because they are moving, got a new job, want to go back to school, or didn’t think...

Workers’ Compensation Discounts by State: A CEDR Infographic
Workers’ Compensation Discounts by State: A CEDR Infographic

Workers' compensation, which provides benefits to employees who suffer injuries or illnesses related to their work, is not generally on an employer’s list of favorite things to think about. But the system does technically work both ways: while an injured employee...

Proposed Changes to FLSA Exempt Overtime Criteria Pack a Big Punch
Proposed Changes to FLSA Exempt Overtime Criteria Pack a Big Punch

Big changes are on the horizon for employers. On July 6th, the Department of Labor (DOL) released its proposal to update and revise the exemptions to the overtime and minimum wage requirements within the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This is one of the biggest...

New “Cure Window” Opens for Some California Paystub Violations
New “Cure Window” Opens for Some California Paystub Violations

Here's (a little) respite for California employers: A 33 day "cure period" that will allow you a window of time to correct some of the most common wage statement / paystub violations. This is new training for all California practices, regardless of your number of...

New FMLA Guide Answers Common Questions
New FMLA Guide Answers Common Questions

The US Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) just released an Employer’s Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). This booklet is designed to answer common questions about this complex law and strengthen compliance with its mandated protections....

New Overtime Rules Are Here!
New Overtime Rules Are Here!

As of 11/22/16, a Texas federal judge has issued an injunction barring enforcement of the new U.S. Department of Labor overtime regulations that had been scheduled to become effective on December 1. Employers in all states are no longer required to comply with these...

COMPlicated Comp Conversations with Managers
COMPlicated Comp Conversations with Managers

As of 11/22/16, a Texas federal judge has issued an injunction barring enforcement of the new U.S. Department of Labor overtime regulations that had been scheduled to become effective on December 1. Employers in all states are no longer required to comply with these...