May 2016 Issue Highlights
In the Spotlight: Lindsay Carter, MSSHRM Diversity Chair
- May 2016 note from the editor
- Profile: Lindsay Carter, MSSHRM Diversity Chair
- 2016 WTSHRM Human Resources & Employment Law Spring Conference In Jackson May 4
- Register today for Louisville SHRM HR Compensation Forum May 24!
- Register for 2016 SHRM Annual Conference in Washington June 19-22
- Check Out the Keynote Speakers at the 2016 MSSHRM Conference & Expo in Biloxi May 16-18
- Fisher & Phillips and HR Professionals Magazine Present One Day, Many Solutions Seminar May 13
- Save the Date – 2016 IPMA-HR Southern Regional Conference in Memphis May 15-18
- Register for 2016 TNSHRM State Conference in Memphis September 14-16 for a Chance to Win an Apple Watch!
- Meet the Keynote Speakers for the 2016 SHRMGA State Conference in Augusta September 18-20
- Highlights of the 26th Annual SHRM-Atlanta Conference March 29-30
- Highlights from the 30th Anniversary ARSHRM Conference in Rogers April 6-8
- Thank You 2016 ARSHRM Conference & Expo Exhibitors!
- Meet Shonda Kines, MBA, SHRM-CP, PHR, Secretary | Treasurer of MSSHRM State Council
- Business as Usual? The Verdict on Whether the Roberts Court is Indeed Pro-Business and What this Means for the Future by Gabriel P. McGaha
- The Company Intraaaaaanet . . . the Good News! by Theresa J. Allen
- Why the Nation’s Largest Generation Isn’t Hip About Health Insurance and What We Can Do About It
- Gaining the C-Suite’s Attention: 5 Ways Background Screening Adds to the Bottom Line by David Estel
- Book Look: Napoleon Hill’s Keys to Personal Achievement by William Carmichael
- Workplace Investigations and Confidentiality by Thomas L. Henderson
- Why ESOPs Matter for Private Employers by Clifford Stephan
- NLRB Holds Employer Policies Against Employee Video/Recordings Unlawful by Mary Mofatt Helms
- The Release of the Final DOL Fiduciary Rule: What Are the Kay Differences Between the Final Rule and the Proposed Rule? by Jennifer S. Kiesewetter
- A Proactive Approach to Managing Health Costs by Murray L. Harber
- DOL Issues Gag Order to Businesses Across the Country Under the Revised Persuader Rule Regulations by J. Bruce Cross and Abtin Mehdizadegan
- Guidance for Employers on 24-Month F-1 STEM OPT Regulation by James W. Hollis
- 7 Ways to Deal with Workplace Conflict by Harvey Deutschendorf
- Next Issue – Profiles of Super Lawyers in Labor and Employment Law – Articles and Ads Due by May 10
Student Loan Payback Becoming a Popular Benefit
According to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM’s) 2015 Employee Benefits survey report, last year:
• 56 percent of organizations offered undergraduate education assistance.
• 52 percent offered post-graduate education assistance.
• Just 3 percent offered company-provided student loan repayments.
SHRM’s survey also revealed that 11 percent of organizations offered 529 plans, which are tax-advantaged savings plans designed to encourage saving for future college costs—often used on behalf of employees’ children but also available for employees to save for their own eligible college expenses.
Other SHRM research indicates that the maximum employee reimbursement allowed for tuition/education expenses annually is, on average, $4,591.11.
SHRM’s comprehensive 2016 Employee Benefits report, which will delve into changes employers are making with their benefit mix, will be released in June at the SHRM 2016 Annual Conference & Exposition in Washington, D.C.
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