From the March 2014 issue of CeridianVoice.

March 2014 News Briefs

Treasury Department Delays ACA Mandate for Midsize Employers

On Feb. 10, the Treasury Department issued a new final rule declaring that midsize employers have until 2016 to comply with the “play or pay” rules of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). To be considered a midsize employer, organizations must employ 50 to 99 full-time employees. The rules phasing in the play-or-pay requirements of ACA specify that organizations with 100 or more employees must offer coverage to 70 percent or more of full-time employees by 2015 to avoid penalties and to 95 percent of full-time employees in 2016 and beyond. Read more at SHRM.com.

Millennials Seek Guidance on Choosing Voluntary Insurance Options

As Millennial workers go through life milestones, they are often left in the dark on the importance of voluntary insurance options like life and disability insurance. This gap in knowledge is providing HR professionals with the opportunity to educate younger workers about the ability of disability and life insurance to help protect the people that rely on their paycheck. Read more at Voluntary.com.

5 HR Trends for 2014 and Beyond

Companies around the country are focusing their efforts on using technology and employee engagement tools to boost productivity. Discover the five top HR trends that are influencing organization’s employee engagement and retention strategies for 2014. Read more on Ceridian’s blog.

Legal Intricacies to Note for Recruiting & Hiring

Recruiting and hiring employees is a complicated process that requires in-depth knowledge about HR law. Employers must ensure they have a firm understanding of hiring discrimination laws, pitfalls to avoid when recruiting employees, and problems that can arise from pre-employment tests and research. Additionally, organizations must tread carefully if they use public information on LinkedIn and Facebook to influence their hiring decisions. Read more at Workforce.com.

Workers are Actively Seeking New Jobs in the New Year

A recent survey found that 51 percent of employees are seeking new work or would accept a new job. HR professionals have an opportunity to capitalize on this trend by using social media sites and other innovative recruiting methods to attract top employers. Read more at BNA.com.