We discuss what our clients and other employers are doing to manage risks, promote employee productivity and morale, reduce costs and improve their organizations as a whole.
Congress passed (and the President signed into law) two spending bills, one of which contained the provisions for the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (the “SECURE Act”).
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FMLA may be an option for an employee that is suffering from workplace stress, especially if it rises to the point of a serious health condition that affects the employee’s ability to perform their work duties.
Microsoft IDs notable phishing scams, DOJ charges Russian hackers, new intimidation tactics target ransomware victims and other cyber risks.
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While a leap year doesn’t guarantee an additional payday for your employees, it does increase the chances. We generally calculate employees’ salaries, contributions and deductions based on a 52-week calendar year, not bothering to count the leap year. But it’s not simply a matter of adding a pay period when leap year rolls around every four years.
Without a legitimate business reason coupled with sufficient documentation to support a termination, employees’ claims that they were terminated for unlawful reasons can be difficult, time consuming and costly to dispute. While there is no way to eliminate legal exposure to employees’ claims, there are ways for employers to significantly reduce their exposure when terminating employees. This article covers five ways you can reduce your exposure to claims for unlawful termination.
While turnover is a natural consequence of having employees, many of our clients are frustrated by what they consider to be excessive turnover. There is no question that turnover costs companies a significant amount of time and money, cutting into resources and profits. So how can you determine whether your turnover rate is consistent with natural attrition or whether it is excessive and needing to be addressed?
Employers need to be mindful of the privacy laws that impact them, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. They also need to be aware of relevant state laws to make sure that they are in compliance with existing laws as we wait for what’s to come in this evolving area of the law.
Your employee has requested to bring her dog to work in relation to a medical condition. She has even provided you a certificate illustrating that this is a service dog. What do you do? To determine whether you have an obligation to grant an employee’s request for accommodation, including the request to bring an animal to work, you must engage in the interactive process required by the ADA. Failing to engage in the interactive process can result in legal liability for your organization.
For many employers they have become obsolete and for others they still exist, but only as a small part of a much grander process. However, there are still some employers who continue to only evaluate their employees once per year – either because they have determined that once a year is sufficient or because they haven’t considered other options. Unfortunately, the annual performance evaluation by itself seldom provides any benefit, is often dreaded by managers and employees alike, and can be incredibly time consuming.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently issued a new interim final rule that requires employers to include additional information when notifying individuals of their rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). You may be wondering whether this applies to your organization, and if so, what steps you must take to comply.
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