HR Party of One

    HR insights and coaching from expert Ryan McCostlin.

    HR PARTY OF ONE BLOG

    HR

    The latest HR news, trends, and tips for employers.

    HR BLOG

    Compliance

    Best practices for HR to remain compliant.

    COMPLIANCE BLOG
    Picture of Drew Gieseke

    Drew Gieseke

    Drew Gieseke is an aPHR®-certified member of the Marketing team at Bernard Health, where he writes about HR, compliance, and healthcare solutions.
    Compliance Check: Do Employers Have to Allow Time for Prayer at Work?
    By Drew Gieseke on February 24, 2021 | 3 min read time

    The world continues to become increasingly interconnected. As a result, religious inclusion in the workplace is more critical than ever for...

    Continue Reading
    How to Find the Best Benefits Administration Software for Employees
    By Drew Gieseke on February 23, 2021 | 4 min read time

    Organizations in the process of searching for or switching to a different HR and benefits software solution may at first feel overwhelmed by the...

    Continue Reading
    Biden Admin Freezes DOL Rule on Independent Contractor vs. Employee Classifications
    By Drew Gieseke on February 19, 2021 | 3 min read time

    During the final days of the Trump administration, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a ruling that was designed to implement an “economic...

    Continue Reading
    COVID-19 Vaccine Template: How to Warn Employees About Fraudulent Schemes
    By Drew Gieseke on February 17, 2021 | 4 min read time

    Coronavirus vaccinations continue to expand across the country. As a result, many employers are already preparing to reopen their offices and...

    Continue Reading
    What is Form I-9 and What Should Employers Know About it in 2021?
    By Drew Gieseke on February 2, 2021 | 6 min read time

    Between Form 1095-C requirements, offer letters, and other withholding forms, employers must adhere to a variety of compliance regulations...

    Continue Reading
    New Executive Order Opens Special Enrollment Period for ACA Marketplace
    By Drew Gieseke on February 2, 2021 | 2 min read time

    In late January 2021, President Joe Biden signed an executive order to open the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Healthcare Marketplace for a special...

    Continue Reading
    What is a Benefits Administration Platform?
    By Drew Gieseke on January 31, 2021 | 3 min read time

    A benefits administration platform is a software system that manages employer-sponsored benefits for employees—and, in some cases, can be managed...

    Continue Reading
    OSHA Issues New COVID-19 Worker Protections After Executive Order
    By Drew Gieseke on January 28, 2021 | 3 min read time

    In response to one of many executive orders signed by President Biden, OSHA recently issued new COVID-19 workplace guidelines to keep employees...

    Continue Reading
    Proposed COVID-19 Plan Subsidizes COBRA Coverage Through Sept. 2021
    By Drew Gieseke on January 26, 2021 | 2 min read time

    In a recently proposed COVID-19 stimulus plan, the Biden administration included a provision to help employees out of work by subsidizing the...

    Continue Reading
    What is a Pooled Employer Plan (PEP) and How Do They Benefit Employers?
    By Drew Gieseke on January 25, 2021 | 3 min read time

    As of Jan. 1, 2021, pooled employer plans (PEPs) are now available options for employers. Established by the SECURE Act, PEPs operate as a new...

    Continue Reading