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.
According to some studies the answer is no. A recent Harvard study found that wellness programs yield unimpressive results—yet over 80% of large organizations offer them. Why the poor results?
Many companies, union and nonunion, have point attendance policies. The following is instructive on how to approach reduction of points when FMLA leave is applied.
When an employee is single-focused, demeaning at times, and generally not pleasant to be around, from a business standpoint, that person would likely be on the shortlist to termination. Yet, many times they are not, especially when they are successful. The greater the success, the more they are tolerated.
How difficult is it to find that employee who enhances the performance of others in the organization? Employers are turning to organization network analysis to discover who these employees are. These employees may not be the publicized or recognized leaders, but just those who make other employees do better.
Given the new employment scenario – unemployment at 3.6% and the number of jobs advertised exceeding the number of available workers, HR has to be creative. Coupled with baby boomers retiring at about 10,000 per day, employers are facing both the loss of irreplaceable workers as well as a knowledge fund that can sustain the business as it adapts to various disruptions, whether technology or demand.
Xifeng Wu, an award-winning epidemiologist and naturalized American citizen, quietly stepped down as director of the Center for Public Health and Translational Genomics at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center after a three-month investigation into her professional ties in China. When she came to the Anderson Center, she had been encouraged to develop and collaborate with Chinese institutions.
Consider the following scenario. An employee is injured (whether at work or outside of work) and sees a doctor. When the employee returns, the employee provides a doctor note with work restrictions because of the underlying condition of the injury.
It seems we are living in an age where 1960’s racial and gender reporting requirements are archaic. More workers are not identifying themselves by race/ethnicity and/or gender when applying for positions or when onboarding.
According to a recent (April 23rd) case from the Michigan Appellate Court located in Ingham County, a job offer may be revoked if the applicant tests positive for marijuana, even if it is considered medical marijuana.
On Friday April 12th, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published its proposed new scheduling letters for Service and Supply audits, Compliance Checks, and Focused Reviews. These proposed letters appear to follow a current of the agency to move further left in the enforcement of the OFCCP regulations.
As of April 8, 2019, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed 39 total measles cases statewide since March 13, 2019. Oakland County has 38 cases, and one was a Wayne County resident.
The hottest issue in the EEO area is pay discrimination. In the news it is often written that women earn approximately 20 cents or more less than a male counterpart. When it is broken down by race, the disparity grows even larger. However, does disparity mean discrimination?
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