Plaintiff-HR Manager worked for a chicken processing plant in Alabama. During the course of her employment she met and started dating a plant manager in the company’s processing complex. At that time, she did not report to the plant manager so technically she was not violating the company’s existing anti-fraternization policy.
On Friday, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced that unemployment has now dropped to a 50-year low. If you have wondered why it has become more difficult to find the right hire, chances are it’s because many candidates are working and simply aren’t looking for new a job. However, the buck does not stop at low unemployment.
In the coming weeks, millions of employees and their families will be making important decisions about their health care and other employee benefits for 2020. The National Business Group on Health (NBGH), using data from its annual Large Employer Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey, has unveiled six trends employees can expect to see in their open enrollment packages.
One of the more obscure terms or conditions that can favor Michigan employers is called a Limitation of Actions agreement. Employers are advised to have these in place. Earlier this year Michigan Court decisions were handed down upholding the right of an employer to limit the length of time an employee (usually former employee) has to bring a legal complaint against an employer.
One in five Americans have left a job in the past five years due to bad company culture. The cost of that turnover is an estimated $223 billion, according to a new SHRM report on workplace culture.
Despite the best efforts of the Michigan Compensation Appellate Commission to allow a worker’s compensation claimant to keep an erroneous overpayment, the Michigan Appeals Court supported the employer and their carrier and reversed the Commission’s ruling allowing for the overpayment.
One of the biggest threats to an engaged workforce is employee burnout. The newest study in the Employee Engagement Series conducted by Kronos Incorporated and Future Workplace® found 95% of human resource leaders admit employee burnout is sabotaging workforce retention, yet there is no obvious solution on the horizon.
Michigan employers are offering severance benefits to more employees at all levels. ASE’s recently released 2019 Severance Pay, Policy, and Practices Survey reports increased eligibility in benefit offerings to all employee groups. Employees in technician roles saw the largest increase in their eligibility for severance benefits at 11%.
No, you don’t have to serve pizza at every meeting. But a golden rule for meetings is that if you were to serve pizza to the meeting attendees, two medium pizzas should suffice. If that wouldn’t be enough, then you have too many people in the meeting.
Although for 2019, employers with 100 or more employees are required to report Box 1 W-2 pay and hours worked for 2018 and 2017, that won’t be the case in the coming year. The EEOC is under a court order, although appealed, to collect this data. The EEOC is determined to collect both 2017 and 2018 data by end of September as opposed to pushing the reporting requirements to 2020 by collecting 2018 and 2019 pay data.
Leaving a position for more pay or a better opportunity should not equate to exile. If fact, maintaining positive relationships with former employees can open the door for mutually beneficial future opportunities. The rate of rehiring employees increased from 48% to 76% in 2015, according to YOH.com.
We are all so busy at work that many days it is difficult to get away for a lunch break, so thinking about taking a full day or more off to attend a conference may seem impractical – perhaps even impossible. However, there are many benefits that come from attending conferences. Today’s world is ever changing at a rapid pace. Conferences are a great way to learn what’s new in your line of business.
With the announcement last Monday that UAW members had approved the use of work stoppages against all three auto companies, the UAW named General Motors (GM) as its first negotiations party. Being the lead company puts GM in first seat to be the one to set the pattern and possibly set their own terms before the other Detroit Three auto contracts are settled.
According to the 2019 Layoff Anxiety Study published by CareerArc, an ASE Affinity Partner, 48% of employed Americans experience layoff anxiety. Of those, 34% say this is fueled by fear of a pending recession, 32% cite rumors around the office as the cause, and 30% say a recent round of workplace layoffs is to blame.
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