View in Browser | January 2017

HR Insights

The New Year's Issue

New Year's Resolutions

Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Like a Boss in 2017 — The Decision-Driven Secret

It’s a given that we blame our busy work schedules for failing to stay with the resolutions we attempt (and mostly fail) to follow at the start of each new year. But approaching those goals with the follow-through and intention you use for work projects might just be the ticket.

Upcoming Webinars

Tuesday, January 10, 8:30 a.m. Pacific

New Year, New President, New HR Challenges: Get Ready for 2017

President-elect Trump’s agenda for employment law is still being formulated, but one thing is certain: change is coming, and it will most likely be beneficial for business. Business managers and HR practitioners need to be ready, and we can help. Join the ThinkHR team as we explore the practical impacts employers need to know now on key topics such as ACA, paid family leave, and more. 

This webinar offers 1 HRCI and SHRM-approved credit.



Thursday, January 19, and Tuesday, January 24 at 8:30 am Pacific

It’s Time to Update Your Employee Handbook

Are you dreading updating your employee handbook? You’re not alone! Most of today’s HR professionals can agree that employee handbooks can be a handful. Join Robin Shea and the ThinkHR team as they cover some best practices for creating an employee handbook. This webinar offers 1 HRCI and SHRM-approved credit. 

Watch On Demand

It’s Time Again to File Forms 1094-C and 1095-C

ThinkHR’s senior benefits advisor Bethany Lopusnak returns with insights and guidance into getting ready to complete the 2016 “C Forms” (1094-C and 1095-C) that must be filed in early 2017 by applicable large employers (ALEs) documenting benefits coverage offers extended during 2016. Bethany provides a refresher of the rules, covers the new items, and answers the most common questions employers have about Forms 1094-C and 1095-C.

4 New Year’s Resolutions That the Most Creative People Make

Creative Resolutions

Procrastinate? Ditch the routine? These might not seem like successful strategies, but if you didn’t reach your goals in 2016 you might consider these four creative resolutions to breathe life into your 2017 resolutions.

Get Trained - Wage and Hour Awareness for Managers

Telecommuting Communication

Start 2017 fresh with this course that helps you brush up on the basics of wage and hour law. Log in to your Workplace, select Learn, and find this course in the Compliance & Legal library.

Employment Law Alerts
The following jurisdictions have recently had changes to their employment laws and regulations:

Workplace Safety

Richard Marx Won’t Be Right Here Waiting to Save You from Workplace Intruders: Lessons to Make Sure Your Workers Are Prepared

What can an ‘80s pop star teach us about workplace safety and preparedness? Plenty, it turns out. Follow these three steps to preparedness and protect your business, employees, and customers from workplace violence.

Product Spotlight

In the Spotlight: 2016-2017 ACA Employer Compliance Checklist

Our updated checklist helps you comply with ACA requirements, whether you are a small or large employer. Log in to Comply and find our 2016-2017 ACA Employer Checklist in the white papers section in the “Tools” dropdown under the Resources tab.

Ask the Experts

Question: Our employee works in our call center with hundreds of other employees and she notified HR that she has a bed bug infestation in her home. We are concerned that she is exposing co-workers to this contagious pest at work and in her rideshare. What are our responsibilities? 

HR Advice When You Need It

Have an HR question that needs the human touch? Call the Live Hotline team for answers and advice at 877.225.1101 brought to you by Creative Benefit Plans.