Danger: Most companies are underestimating just how critical benefits are to their people. (Hint: It’s not all about how good your health care is.)
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
From 2006 to 2016, EEOC charges against employers for ADA violations increased nearly 75%. With figures like that, some Finance chiefs feel it makes sense to grant each and every accommodation request that employees make. But that’s not the case.
You know how much it costs for an employee to go out on workers’ compensation, both in direct and indirect costs. But what if that person is milking it for all it’s worth? Or even faking it?
Picture this: A diabetic employee needs to take frequent restroom breaks, which sometimes causes headaches for his co-workers.
It’s not easy to decipher the pay-docking rules laid out by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The regs are pretty murky.
If your payroll people have trouble understanding the pay-docking rules laid out by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), assure them they’ve got a lot of company. The regs are pretty murky.
The Dept. of Labor (DOL) has checked off the new OT regs from its spring 2016 regulatory to-do list, but that’s not all the agency has in store for employers.
Employers across the country indirectly increased employees’ compensation recently and in many companies, it seemed like nobody noticed. Why? Because management was guilty of a big oversight.
Given the costs associated with the flu, it’s in employers’ best interest to require workers to get vaccinated, right?
When it comes to protecting employees from bullying, an employer’s responsibility extends beyond the physical workplace.
Just how popular have flexible workplace policies – those that allow flexible scheduling, telecommuting, etc. – become?
Even your average flu season can wreak havoc on any office. But with H1N1 now in the mix, we’re looking at record-breaking absenteeism this year.
Another reason to make sure your HR folks have airtight FMLA processes: If your company winds up guilty of an FMLA violation in court, you’ll most likely have to fork over double damages.
With more companies adopting wellness plans, employers need to be careful what they ask for — and how they ask for it.
IRS is making year-end a little easier to prep for this time around. Final 1099 instructions are already out.
When the DOL first delayed the new disability claims procedures regs (from Jan. 1 to April 1, 2018), there was hope that the burdensome regs would be scraped altogether.
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