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    Lauren Brown

    Lauren is an aPHR®-certified member of the Marketing team at Bernard Health. She writes about healthcare insights, employment law, and HR solutions.
    Exempt vs. Non-Exempt: Do I Have to Classify Some Employees as Hourly?
    By Lauren Brown on February 22, 2021 | 4 min read time

    Besides part-time and full-time, perhaps one of the most important classifications of employees is distinguishing between exempt and non-exempt....

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    What is the Difference Between HSAs and HRAs?
    By Lauren Brown on February 11, 2021 | 3 min read time

    Benefits like HSAs and HRAs both allow employees to save on health costs by having tax-free funds dedicated to medical expenses. While the...

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    What is the Difference Between Short-Term and Long-Term Disability?
    By Lauren Brown on February 9, 2021 | 3 min read time

    The term disability leave is often used as a blanket term for a few different types of leave, including medical, sick, short-term disability...

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    Can Employees Have Coverage Through Two Health Insurance Plans?
    By Lauren Brown on February 5, 2021 | 3 min read time

    There’s a variety of reasons that employees might have two health insurance plans depending on their marital status and age. Double coverage...

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    Remote Time Management Techniques During COVID-19
    By Lauren Brown on February 4, 2021 | 4 min read time

    With the lines between work and home still blurred, managing time for employees and HR alike has become a common challenge. Even with the...

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    Checklist for Remote Offboarding During COVID-19
    By Lauren Brown on February 2, 2021 | 3 min read time

    Normally, when an employee leaves an organization there’s an organized process that includes an exit interview, turning in parking passes and...

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    What Reference Check Questions Should HR Ask?
    By Lauren Brown on January 29, 2021 | 3 min read time

    Reference checks are about more than just double-checking a candidate’s resume. By talking to someone’s former manager or associates, hiring...

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    What are QSEHRAs?
    By Lauren Brown on January 28, 2021 | 3 min read time

    For many small businesses, staying afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic has been hard enough. Employers have had to face the threat of their...

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    Employee FAQs on HSA and FSA Spending for Eyewear
    By Lauren Brown on January 27, 2021 | 4 min read time

    Most employees have a firm understanding of medical expenses they can use their HSA and FSA funds on, from copayments to prescriptions....

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    10 Best HR Podcasts for Human Resources Professionals
    By Lauren Brown on January 26, 2021 | 5 min read time

    After a year of unprecedented workplace changes, HR teams have to navigate everything from normal compliance tasks to COVID-19 precautions at...

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