Overjoyed, touched, surprised. These are some of the reactions employees are expecting when they give holiday presents to their co-workers. But workers who dole out any of these “inappropriate” gifts are likely to receive the opposite reactions.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
As CFOs are well aware, employment laws seem to favor workers against their employers, and they often cost firms money. But that’s not always the case.
Tough economic times bring out the worst in certain office personalities, awakening latent bullies or making active ones more belligerent. Here’s why you should care.
Study after study confirms that most workers aren’t setting aside nearly enough money for retirement. As a result, an increasing number of individuals are prolonging their retirement. This can have a drastic effect on employers, so is it time for firms to get more aggressive?
Your hiring pros probably go out of their way to avoid asking obvious questions about race, age, gender and disability during job interviews.
Considering the even-bigger bite health insurance is about to take out of most employers’ budgets (thanks, Obamacare), companies are facing many tough decisions when it comes to their benefits offerings.
Not updating the employee handbook regularly is a mistake employers can’t afford to make. This document is employers’ first line of defense against litigation.
Due to rapidly rising costs, benefits brokers are more important than ever. So how can CFOs be sure they have the right broker for their unique needs?
One of Finance’s biggest concerns about workplace wellness programs is the fact that it’s difficult (if not impossible) to determine the dollars-and-cents Return On Investment (ROI). As a result, employers are turning to another metric to gauge the overall success of their wellness programs.
Think your policies setting limits on employee leave don’t put you in harm’s way? Check this: A recent case is going to cost home improvement retailer Lowe’s a cool $8.6 million.
Heads up: You may have to adjust your wellness program participation incentives following some new guidance from the feds.
You’ve no doubt heard about the recent pro-employer ruling in the EEOC’s landmark lawsuit against Flambeau Inc.’s wellness plan. But if you think that’s the end of the line, we’ve got some bad news.
Looks like you’ll be withholding more Social Security tax – and of course, you’ll be paying more, too – come 2017.
Almost all businesses plan to shift more of their health costs to employees in the near future. But there are certain things employers need to consider before they spring a price hike on its workforce.
When a job requires employees to log more than 40 hours per week on a regular basis, is it safe to say overtime is an “essential job function” of that position and deny an accommodation request that attempts to skirt the OT?
Here’s a class action lawsuit employers everywhere will want to watch closely.
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