View in Browser | November 2016

HR Insights

The Post-Election Issue

Important: Holiday Week Schedule Change

Due to the shortened holiday week, the below HR Insights newsletter will be sent to your clients on Wednesday, November 23rd. If you would prefer for this not to be sent to clients this week, please email


What Employers Can Expect from the Trump Administration

The President-elect’s campaign is over and his team is beginning to plan for the transition in January, leaving employers and HR professionals to wonder what changes are in store for their businesses. Here’s a look at the new administration’s campaign promises and likely direction on pressing employer concerns such as health care, discrimination, wages, immigration and more. 

Upcoming Webinars

Tuesday, November 29, and

Thursday, December 1, 8:30 a.m. Pacific

It’s Time Again for Forms 1094-C and 1095-C Filing

Back by popular demand, 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 will provide a refresher of the rules, cover the new items, and answer the most common questions employers have about Forms 1094-C and 1095-C.

This webinar offers 1 HRCI and SHRM-approved credit.



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Keeping Your Holiday Parties Merry

You know how to handle the fun part of the party but how do you throw a company holiday party without legal or compliance headaches? Join Robin Shea, partner at Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, and author of the popular Employment & Labor Insider, in this one-hour HR-certified webinar where she will share her experiences and provide tips for reducing your risks and keeping your parties merry.

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Is Your Business Ready for the New Overtime Rule?

Employers must be in compliance with the higher Department of Labor salary threshold standard for overtime exemption by December 1. Are you prepared? ThinkHR’s compensation expert Renee Farrell provides additional insights into employer compliance with this rule as a followup to the webinar she conducted back in May. 

Complying with ‘Name and Shame’

Inclement Weather

The SEC’s CEO pay-ratio disclosure (“name and shame”) ruling has employers concerned. It requires publicly traded companies to disclose the ratio of CEO total compensation to that of the median employee, but is this the whole picture?

New: Optimizing Your Work/Life Balance: Taking Control of Stress

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Among our new course offerings, help your employees through the political transition and holiday stresses with this informative course. Log in to your Workplace, select Learn, and find this course in the Human Resources library.

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

In the Spotlight: What to Know and Do About a Marketplace Notice

You might receive a Marketplace Notice if an employee received a government subsidy on their health insurance. To learn what to do, log in to your Workplace, select Comply, and search by title (above) or go to Resources > Tools > White Papers.

Ask the Experts

Question: We received a letter from the Department of Labor’s CES program requesting employment data for the months of August – December 2016 and January 2017, as the information becomes available. We’ve never reported on this before and are wondering if we are required to respond?

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.