A reminder: one of the requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is that most employers must provide a notice to employees regarding the ACA by October 1, 2013. The notice must be sent to all employees, both full and part-time, either by first class mail or e-mail. However, there are specific rules on when e-mail communication may be used. The notice must be given to new hires within 14 days of hire. There are two notices, one for employers who provide health insurance and one for employers who do not provide health insurance.
The ACA is very complex, and beyond the scope of the “EAC Hotline”. If you have questions regarding your obligations you may contact your health care provider, insurance broker or your local attorney for information and guidance.
Provided by-Bruce Matlock, Attorney at Law
The September Legislative Update is now available, provided by Bruce Matlock, Attorney at Law.
Debunking the myth that paying people more will make them work harder (references to Daniel Pink’s “Drive”)
· We cannot rely on merit increases alone to engage and motivate people
· There are other rewards (some monetary, some not) that we can leverage to increase the motivation of our workforce
· There is empirical evidence that a more motivated workforce results in better financial results
Rebecca Johnson (RJ)
has over 20 years of business experience as a leader in both finance and human resources. RJ initially earned her CPA with Ernst and Young, and subsequently held senior management positions both in finance and in HR. She has expertise in global compensation, performance management, employee communications and HR strategic planning. With her unique combination of financial and human resource expertise, she is especially suited to translate complex business concepts into everyday language. RJ speaks and trains often for industry groups and conferences, and is a past director for the Northern California HR Association (NCHRA) Executive Board.
RJ partners with HR and management teams in a wide variety of industries and sizes to bring clarity, simplicity and increased impact to compensation and reward programs.