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When Workers Won’t Retire, Challenges Arise
Organizations confront unintended consequences when retirement-eligible employees remain in place, sometimes because their total rewards package gives them incentives not to retire.

Congress Retroactively Increases Transit Benefit Limit for 2014; Passes Other ‘Tax Extenders’
The Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, awaiting the president’s signature, retroactively raises the pretax transit benefit level for 2014. But along with other relief provisions, these limits won’t carry over into 2015

Critics Challenge Corporate Wellness Program ROI
Concerns with program cost and effectiveness are on the minds of chief human resource officers.

Advance Copies of 2014 Form 5500 Available
Advance informational copies of the 2014 Form 5500 and Form 5500-SF (short form) were released, along with instructions describing modifications to the forms and their schedules.

Premiums Take Bigger Paycheck Bite
Workers' health premium increases have greatly exceeded income growth.

2015 Standard Mileage Rates Announced
Recently issued IRS Notice 2014-79 provides 2015 standard mileage rates for calculating deductible costs of operating an automobile for business purposes.

Unplanned Days Off Are Costly
Track unplanned absences to monitor costs and to counsel employees on attendance policies when necessary.

Unlimited Paid Time Off: A Good or Bad Idea?
Despite positive aspects of unlimited vacation policies, they're not for every organization. 

Law Lets Multiemployer Pensions Cut Benefits
Distressed multiemployer pensions will be able to reduce benefits to retirees under legislation signed by President Obama on Dec. 16.

Holiday Reward: Cash or Gifts?
Workers are making their wish lists for holiday appreciation rewards, but should you give them what they want? Behavioral economists have some advice.

Think Strategically About Private Exchanges
The evolution of private health exchanges means more options for employers and their employees, but more confusion as well.

Sharing Last-Minute Ways to Maximize FSAs
Year-end spending tips can help employees keep control of their flexible spending account (FSA) dollars.


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