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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Many employers are starting to implement return to work programs to reduce costs around workers’ compensation, motivate their workforce, and improve their productivity. From a direct cost standpoint, implementing a program could make or break a company’s experience modifier . As more employers implement such programs, innovative strategies continue to surface. Here are creative transitional opportunities to return your injured employees quickly and safely back to work.
The question is relatively straightforward: How do you as an employer offer salaries and compensation structures that are attractive to employees, while still promoting your organizational profitability? The answer is simple: salary benchmarking. Understanding the process is considerably more complex.
Rehiring employees can be beneficial to your organization, especially if they were strong contributors. You could save time and money since they are familiar with your business, and you do not need to provide them with the in-depth training required for onboarding new employees. Here are some ideas to consider as you create your rehiring policy and procedures.
Employers must have an Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) for every person on their payroll who is required to complete it. The next steps are to determine how long to keep your I-9 Forms, how to store them, and what to do if the government asks to inspect your forms. Not only is compliance essential for a government inspection, but also ensuring that any corresponding documentation with personal information stays out of the wrong hands — since the forms collect personal information about your employees.
A detailed job description is a helpful document when properly updated. Job descriptions often come into evidence as an exhibit in employment, workers’ compensation, and personal injury matters. If they are not updated, an employee can testify that their job duties have evolved over the years and leave room for interpretation by a judge, jury, or hearing officer what that employee’s job duties actually entailed.
How has the #metoo movement impacted claims against employers? The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced preliminary FY 2018 sexual harassment data last week. The EEOC filed 66 harassment lawsuits, and 41 included allegations of sexual harassment. That reflects more than a 50% increase in suits challenging sexual harassment over last year.
“If we get sued, you get sued!” Sounds warm and comforting, right? I bet you cannot wait to partner or contract with a company that already has litigation on its mind. Nevertheless, these types of statements are common, and once formalized by lawyers, are called “indemnification clauses.” They are often necessary but can be very broad and potentially catastrophic to your business.
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