New Jersey Update to Paid Leave and TDI

On February 19, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill expanding the state’s paid family leave and short-term disability laws. Assembly Bill 3987 and Senate Bill 844 apply to the New Jersey Family Leave Insurance (NJFLI) benefit, allowing NJ employees time to bond with a newborn or care for a sick family member.…

Opioid Addiction in the Workplace: How to Help Employees

Opioid addiction is on the rise and is affecting the workplace. The National Safety Council reported that nearly 70 percent of the employers they surveyed said prescription drug abuse has negatively impacted their companies. Businesses affected run the gamut. A national survey by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reports that the…

Use Voluntary Benefits to Help Retention

An improving economy will bring sighs of relief to many employers. Unfortunately, it could also bring increased employee turnover. A strong benefits program can help you retain your valuable employees. What factors do employees cite when they talk about leaving their jobs? Leigh Branham, an employee retention consultant, wrote in Workforce Management that only 12…