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    DOL Guidelines for ERISA Audits Updated
    By Sara Loomis on September 27, 2022 | 4 min read time

    As an HR professional, you know how much care it takes to stay compliant with state and federal labor laws—especially because they continue to be...

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    BerniePortal September Product Updates
    By Alexis Merrill on September 27, 2022 | 2 min read time

    At BerniePortal, we are constantly improving our software to fit your HR needs. To keep you in the know, we dish up the latest Bernie Scoop each...

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    Terminating an Employee? Document Everything.
    By Alexis Merrill on September 23, 2022 | 4 min read time

    Terminating an employee is never fun, regardless of how you handle the situation. Many factors ultimately go into the decision to let an employee go,...

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    A Flood of New Hires: How to Develop Inexperienced Employees
    By Sara Loomis on September 21, 2022 | 5 min read time

    Over the past year, many millions of Americans have quit their jobs during the Great Resignation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. But...

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    How Organizations Can Help Employees with Financial Wellness
    By Alexis Merrill on September 20, 2022 | 5 min read time

    While you might feel that an employee’s financial wellness is personal, studies have shown employees want help from their organization to make more...

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    LinkedIn Finds Hybrid Work Preference Trending Upward
    By Rebecca Ford on September 19, 2022 | 4 min read time

    The COVID-19 pandemic forced businesses into survival mode as they quickly pivoted from brick-and-mortar operations to makeshift home offices....

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    COBRA: Why It’s So Expensive and How Alpine Helps Administer It
    By Alexis Merrill on September 19, 2022 | 4 min read time

    A long list of stressors comes with losing a job, including losing employer-sponsored health insurance. When an employee receives their COBRA packet...

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    Template: How to Communicate About Open Enrollment
    By Sara Loomis on September 19, 2022 | 6 min read time

    If you’ve followed our open enrollment timeline, you may already be well into your preparations for open enrollment for 2023. But with the...

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    Is Cashing Out PTO Right for Your Organization?
    By Sara Loomis on September 16, 2022 | 5 min read time

    The roller coaster of the past few years has been challenging, and burnout rates are higher than ever as workplace stress often isn’t managed...

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    Late-Stage Cancer Driving Rise in Employer Healthcare Costs
    By Sara Loomis on September 16, 2022 | 3 min read time

    As healthcare costs rise around the country, employers are searching for answers as to what is causing these increases. A full two and a half years...

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