Plant managers who had permitted me and my colleague Peg Holmes, ABC, to interview several of their employees
in 1978 decided to share that employee
data with the group at Chevrolet.
Thus, an employee
must have an effective opportunity to make (or change) an election to make designated Roth contributions at least once per plan year.
As such, employees
bore the burden of convincing a jury by a preponderance of the evidence that the employer had a duty to the employee
, breached the duty with ensuing harm, and that there was a proximate cause between the breach and the harm.
They opposed one shareholder's attempt in 2003 to remove sexual orientation from Coca-Cola's employee
nondiscrimination policy and to repeal its domestic-partner benefits.
"The board of directors and human resources professionals are two obvious functional fiduciaries," says Debra Davis, an employee
benefits tax manager with Deloitte Tax LLP in McLean, Va.
For instance, an employer cannot terminate an employee
for "blowing the whistle" on illegal conduct of the company.
In addition, an employee
's absence from work to assess the employee
's fitness to take part in any of the above activities also is covered by USERRA.
Assistance Programs (EAPs) are not required, but there is some indication that they can be valuable to both employers and employees
Disability income insurance should provide benefits to normal retirement age, replacing an adequate amount of income to maintain an employee
Newsletters, which can be mailed to each employee
's home or distributed at work, not only serve to inform employees
of company programs and news, but also might give family members who read them a favorable view of the company.
First Dollar Coverage Plans feature the insurance carrier covering most of the employee
's healthcare expenses, up to a certain amount.
(2) In addition, if the employer decides not to treat the payments as "wages," there is an argument in support of entering into a voluntary income tax withholding agreement with the employee
called to active duty, so that the latter is not greeted with a big tax liability when he or she returns from active duty.