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Recruiting Post Coronavirus

By Barrow Group Staff / June 16, 2020
Like most aspects of the workplace, recruiting norms have changed as organizations prepare their post-coronavirus plans. While unemployment rates remain high, many employers find themselves struggling to connect with the right candidates. Employers can boost their recruiting ...
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Topics: staffing, PEO, human resources, employee benefits, COVID-19, Recruiting

PPP Guidance for Employees Refusing to Return to Work

By Barrow Group Staff / June 12, 2020
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, human resources, employee benefits, SBA, COVID-19, PPP

Benefits Insights: Telemedicine

By Barrow Group Staff / March 23, 2020
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, benefits, health care, wellness, human resources, employee benefits

Legal Update: Two New Model COBRA Notices Available from the DOL

By Barrow Group Staff / March 03, 2020
The Department of Labor (DOL), through its Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), has released updated versions of its model COBRA General Notice and model COBRA Election Notice, both with an expiration date of Jan. 31, 2023....
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, benefits, health care, compliance, employee benefits

Benefits News: HHS Increases Civil Penalties for HIPAA Violations

By Barrow Group Staff / February 20, 2020
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, benefits, health care, human resources, compliance, employee benefits

Benefits News: Supreme Court Declines to Expedite ACA Case

By Barrow Group Staff / February 17, 2020
The United States Supreme Court denied motions to expedite consideration of Texas v. Azar, the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate....
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, benefits, health care, employee benefits

Employee Benefits Trends to Watch

By Barrow Group Staff / January 28, 2020
Generally speaking, employers are looking to lower their rising health care costs and improve their employees’ overall health. When HR professionals look toward the future, they are evaluating strategies to help manage both short- and long-term costs....
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, benefits, health care, wellness, human resources, employee benefits

HR Insights: The Benefits of Upskilling

By Barrow Group Staff / December 31, 2019
Upskilling is when employers provide employees the opportunity to learn new skills to better their current work performance, while also prepping them for the projected needs of the company. When you upskill your employees, you are not only investing in your workers, but also in ...
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, human resources, employee benefits

Workplace Wellness Programs – ERISA, COBRA and HIPAA

By Barrow Group Staff / November 06, 2019
  HIGHLIGHTS Applicable Laws...
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, health care, wellness, human resources, employee benefits, open enrollment

Compliance News: DOL Proposes New Method for Electronic Delivery of Retirement Plan Disclosures

By Barrow Group Staff / November 04, 2019
  HIGHLIGHTS - The DOL proposal provides an additional, optional method for electronic delivery. - The DOL is not proposing to change the current safe harbor for electronic delivery. - The proposal does not apply to employee welfare benefit plans, such as group health plans.   ...
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, PEO, human resources, compliance, employee benefits