According to new research from Group Risk Development (GRiD), stress and stress-inducing situations are the main cause for short term employee absences. What can employers do to improve this statistic?
Opioid addiction and related deaths are all over the news, along with all the rhetoric about marijuana, but those are not the only drugs out there which are becoming problems. Cocaine is making a comeback, and according to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, cocaine is second only to opioids when it comes to drug related deaths.
EEO-1 reporting extended to June 1: With a number of problems reported with the tool as well as customer service, the EEOC has extended the filing deadline to June 1.
Last week was a fairly newsworthy week at the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). For federal contractors who long had to deal with the secrecy and “gotcha” attitude of the prior administration, the new administration is a sigh of relief.
Employers are faced with many concerns over the acts of employees and former employees that conflict with employers’ best interests. From starting a competing enterprise to stealing customers or clients, employers can address most of these situations with a good employment contract. The following outlines the various types of restrictive covenants employers can put in place to address these concerns.
As of January 2017, 52 health insurance providers reported 21.8 million HSA/HDHP enrollees, up from 20.2 million in 2016. This is according to a recently released survey from America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) who also reported a 9.2% increase in enrollment in HSA/HDHP from 2016 to 2017 in an analysis of a constant sample of 45 health plans.
Millennials are known for not spending too long at one company. In fact, according to Gallup, 60% of Millennials are open to a new job opportunity right now. By the time they reach age 32, most will have had four different jobs. What can organizations do to encourage them to stay longer?
Calculating time worked for non-exempt employees who travel for their job is a challenge for many employers. On April 12, the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division issued an opinion letter that tackles this question.
Americans are often amazed at the various work practices found in other parts of the world. For many global U.S. companies, it is especially difficult to be local yet remain global in practice and still abide by U.S laws and standards. Work culture often varies depending on the nationality of the ownership of the company.
Yesterday, April 10, was Equal Pay Day, which means that women had to work all of 2017 and until April 10, 2018 to equate to what men made in just 2017. On average, women in the U.S. are paid 20% less than men according to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. This research prompted Lean In, a nonprofit founded by Sheryl Sandberg to empower all women to achieve their ambitions, to start a new hashtag, #20percentcounts.
A survey of articles on the effectiveness of dependent eligibility audits show employers, on average, find between 4-8% of current participants ineligible for their healthcare plan coverage. In some cases, ineligible dependents constituted for 15% of the dependents receiving health care benefits. The average cost per ineligible dependent to the employer is between $3,500 and $4,500 per year.
Micromanagement can destroy employee motivation, creativity, and job satisfaction, and it is the biggest complaint workers have. If not addressed, employees are likely to leave. And if there is no exit interview performed, an organization might not even realize it’s happening.
As employers bemoan the harsh reality of the lack of qualified workers, other organizations are taking steps to overcome the obstacle, including creating their own in-house education programs.
Never judge a book by its cover. When it comes to selecting the best candidates to work for your company, going deeper than just face value should be a routine practice. Yet, according to a 2017 CareerBuilder survey that outlines myths around background checks, not all companies or workers understand the process.
Michigan prohibits ban-the-box: Michigan law now prohibits local government entities from implementing so-called “ban-the-box” provisions, under a 2015 law (Public Act 105).
Since 2012, McDonald’s Corporation and the NLRB have been embroiled in the question of what joint employment is. The question is over whether the McDonald’s Corporation as a franchisor could be held responsible for allegedly wrongful employment practices of its franchisees.
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