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Changing marijuana laws impact HR | San Antonio Benefits Group

In more and more states, the legalization or impending legalization of cannabis requires HR teams to assess, and potentially continually reassess, company policies. In some states, legalization has been limited to medical use but, in others, it has extended to recreational use. Workforce magazine has had several recent articles focused on helping HR professionals understand … Continued

Ask the Experts: White Collar Exemptions | San Antonio Benefits Agency

Question: What determines if an employee falls within one of the FLSA white collar exemptions?Answer: Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), to qualify for exemption, a white collar employee generally must:Be salaried, meaning that he or she is paid a predetermined and fixed salary that is not subject to reduction because of variations in … Continued

5 Simple Tips to SPRING into Fitness! | San Antonio Benefits Agents

Spring is here! That means it’s time to ditch those Winter layers, and even that excess Winter weight. No matter what your current fitness level, Spring is a great time to refocus your habits and spruce up your routine.Get a Check Up or a PhysicalBefore starting any new fitness regimen, it’s a good idea to … Continued

More companies flirt with the idea of the four-day work week | San Antonio Benefit Advisors

Many white-collar jobs, particularly those in creative industries like PR, publishing, and design, have embraced summer hours for years, with shortened workdays on Fridays. Now, some companies are experimenting with “Winter Fridays,” says The New York Times. While clearly seasonal-specific options, both these trends are part of ongoing explorations on the impact of reduced workweeks. … Continued

DOL Issues Final Regulations Regarding Association Health Plans | TX Benefits Team

On June 19, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published Frequently Asked Questions About Association Health Plans (AHPs) and issued a final rule that broadens the definition of “employer” and the provisions under which an employer group or association may be treated as an “employer” sponsor of a single multiple-employer employee welfare benefit plan … Continued

The Advantages of Automation | San Antonio Benefits Partners

As schedules continue to get more and more packed with work, health, and personal responsibilities, prioritizing and organizing our lives becomes increasingly crucial. When you look at your daily to-do list, some tasks are obviously more important than others, but the significance of other tasks may be less apparent. Automating certain things, like paying bills, … Continued

The Risks are Real | San Antonio Benefits Group

Even when you proactively anticipate all the people risks that have the potential to impact your workplace, it’s easy to convince yourself there is no risk to you — that it will never happen here.You may think no one at your workplace will harass anyone, no one will sue you over an honest mistake made … Continued

Opioid Addiction in the Workplace | Texas Benefits Agency

The opioid crisis has driven overdose deaths in America to all-time highs. By 2017, the opioid mortality rate was five times higher than the rate in 1999. This crisis is not limited to one socio-economic class or one geographic area. Opioid addiction affects those in suburban homes, high-rise office buildings, and schools in every state … Continued

March Madness 2019: The Ball is in Your Court | San Antonio Benefits Agents

March Madness is upon us, and there is no avoiding it. Selection Sunday, when the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Committee announces which 68 teams made the 2019 tournament, is March 17. Games begin with the First Four on March 19 and 20 and culminate with the Final Four April 6 and 8.While this annual … Continued

Here’s to a Healthy Heart | San Antonio Employee Benefits

Heartbreaks are painful, but did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, with more than 630,000 people dying from the condition each year. This equates to one in four deaths attributed to this awful disease. The most common form of heart disease is coronary artery disease (CAD), … Continued