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December Hot Topics Issue

December 6, 2017

Although communication skills are often labeled “soft skills,” data suggest that effective communication skills deliver a tangible return on investment, while ineffective communication hurts the bottom line.

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Legal and Compliance News

December 5, 2017

Question: We are preparing for our company’s annual holiday party and have two questions about pay for nonexempt employees. First, our party is from 3 – 7 p.m.; however, several nonexempt employees typically leave work at 5 p.m. Do we have to pay these employees for attending the party from 5 – 7 p.m.? Second, if any of our nonexempt employees volunteer to stay after and clean up, do we have to compensate them for their time?

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Health Care Reform and Benefits Newsletter

November 28, 2017

Question: Our company has a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP). Employees electing this plan can also contribute to Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). Are there any rules against the HDHP having a three-month deductible carry-over?

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