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The New Landscape for Company Stock
In light of a recent Supreme Court ruling on retirement-plan oversight, here are three suggestions to help organizations manage the issues related to overseeing a company stock fund in its defined-contribution plan.
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'Back-Sweeping' to Boost 401(k) Participation
Aon Hewitt study finds a growing number of companies auto-enrolling, or "back-sweeping," all existing employees who aren't already participating in 401(k) plans. This practice can certainly have advantages -- if properly communicated to affected workers, experts say.
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Retirement vs. Regret
While most employees are well-intentioned when it comes to saving for retirement, not all of them make the decision to do so. However, there are ways that HR leaders can help workers in this area.
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Employee Overconfidence About Retirement Plans
While the stock markets continue their rebound from the recessionary years, new research finds American workers are feeling more confident about their retirement prospects. But should they be?
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Pushing the Employee-Savings Envelope
A recent survey suggests that employees may be more receptive to automatic defined-contribution increases than some employers think.
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Help Your Women Retire
Studies and experts confirm men are in better positions to manage money and prepare for retirement, which puts some of the onus on employers to guide their female employees into viable existences for the remainder of their lives.
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Visualizing Retirement
Getting employees to build an "emotional connection" with their future selves may be the key to getting them to save more for retirement.
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A Matter of Culture
One of the best ways HR and benefits leaders can reach Hispanic American employees with retirement programs is to tailor them to balance specific cultural and financial needs.
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Strength in Numbers
By participating in a multiple-employer retirement-savings plan, small- and medium-sized organizations can utilize economies of scale to save their employees from some burdensome fees. But that option comes with its own set of challenges.
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FLSA Suits Hit Record High
Federal wage-and-hour lawsuits spike above 7,700 between April 2012 and March 2013, leading employment attorneys to emphasize the steps you should be taking to protect yourself.
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Benefits Column

Employers are beginning to feel the pressure to reconsider their stance on paid family leave, following a number of highly visible announcements. But as those blazing a trail here remind us, HR leaders would be wise to tread carefully.
Retirement Innovations Oct 19, 2015
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