Amanda Wilke

Communications Manager at the International Foundation

Favorite Foundation Product: The Word on Benefits Blog

Benefits-Related Topics That Grab Her Attention: Wellness, work/life balance, retirement security, parental leave policies and unique and trending perks.​

Favorite Foundation Event:The day we wait all year forNational Employee Benefits Day!

Personal Insight: Brenda goes with the flow and this approach to life puts everyone around her at ease. Brenda enjoys the mix of roles she plays from communications pro to mom and wife.

The writer has 42 posts

Employers Offering COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives Including Paid Time Off, Cash, and More

Employers Offering COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives Including Paid Time Off, Cash, and More

Amanda Wilke
 

Most employers are encouraging, rather than mandating, employees to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Organizations are taking a variety of actions to encourage vaccination. According to the Littler COVID-19 Vaccine Employer Survey Report, 11% of employers plan to provide cash awards to employees […]

Important FFCRA Leave Updates for Employers in the American Rescue Plan Act

Important FFCRA Leave Updates for Employers in the American Rescue Plan Act

Amanda Wilke
 

Here we go again: yet another new relief bill sends employers heads spinning. On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) was signed into law. Among the many changes, ARPA extends the timeframe for employers to receive tax […]

Can Canadian Employers Require Employees to Join a Group Benefit Plan?

Can Canadian Employers Require Employees to Join a Group Benefit Plan?

Amanda Wilke
 

Canadian employers know that their employees value benefit plans. Employer-sponsored plans often provide additional benefit coverage to employees beyond the basic medical treatment covered under the universal health care system. Every employer’s benefit plan may be different—some include mandatory benefit programs that […]