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New Hampshire Employment Law Update: Equal Pay Law: January 2015

Effective January 1, 2015, most employers in New Hampshire will need to comply with new amendments that have been made to the state’s Equal Pay Law. As part of this effort, employers must post a notice in a place accessible to their employees that states the following: “It is illegal in New Hampshire under both state and federal law to [...]

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New Law Expands Parental Leave Rights in Massachusetts

This month, a new bill was signed into law that expands the scope of the Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act. Below is a brief overview of how the Parental Leave Law may impact your business and its employees. General Overview Effective April 7, 2015, employers with 6 or more employees must allow eligible employees — regardless of gender — [...]

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New Hampshire Social Media Privacy Law Takes Effect on September 30th

As of September 30th, 2014, New Hampshire employers must take note of a new law regarding their employees’ use of social media. The law, which is designed to protect employee privacy, prohibits employers from taking actions such as: Requesting or requiring that an employee or prospective employee disclose login information for accessing any personal account [...]

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CBG Benefits to Speak at the 2014 NEHRA Conference on Mobile Technology and HR

On October 9th, CBG Benefits will have the exciting privilege of speaking at the 2014 Annual Conference of the Northeast Human Resources Association (NEHRA). The title of the presentation that will be delivered is “It’s a Mobile World: How Smartphones and Tablets Impact your HR Efforts“. This presentation will be delivered by Chris Costello, Principal [...]

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4 Ways to Get More out of Employee Performance Reviews

To help employees understand the expectations their employer has of them, many organizations rely on the performance review process. However, for many companies, that process tends to be one that is rushed; as a result, employees may feel alienated as employers fail to provide any real insight regarding employee performance. To help ensure that your [...]

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Health Care Reform News: IRS Releases Draft Forms for Employer Reporting of Health Coverage

To help employers prepare to meet reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act, the IRS recently released draft forms related to the “Pay or Play” rules. This compliance requirement will support IRS Code Sections 6055 and 6056. The intention of this effort is to promote transparency regarding health plan coverage and costs. In addition, these [...]

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DOL Proposes Rule to Expand FMLA Protections for Same-sex Spouses

On June 20th, 2014, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed rule that would expand protections under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for same-sex spouses. The primary change under the proposed rule involves revising the definition of “spouse” under the FMLA to: Adopt a “place of celebration” rule (which is based [...]

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Improving the Hiring Process: Checking References

During the process of hiring new employees, many factors contribute to the success (or failure) of that effort. One important area is in conducting proper reference checks. When done properly, they can help verify that a job candidate is capable, trustworthy, and reliable. How can employers properly utilize the reference check process to ensure that [...]

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Weekly Roundup, 1/10/14: Articles on HR, Employee Benefits, & Finance

Here’s our weekly roundup (week ending 1/10/2014) of articles that may benefit CFOs, HR professionals, employee benefit specialists, and others. We hope that you enjoy them! Revamp Your Hiring in 4 Steps This article from ZipRecruiter highlights emerging trends in talent acquisition and some practical ways that your company can improve its chances of landing [...]

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CBGconnect: New Look, Tools, and Content for 2014

Would you like to streamline your HR and employee benefits efforts for 2014? Through CBGconnect, our clients have access to a centralized, online portal that makes it easy to access benefits plan information, compliance resources, wellness program tools, and more. To ensure that CBGconnect continues to deliver results and save time for HR professionals and Chief [...]

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