They say the perfect business has no managers, no supervisors, and no employees. Unfortunately, your business isn’t perfect, and you have to deal with managers and supervisors who will make today’s “worst mistakes” if you don’t train them. Here are the worst mistakes managers make: Worst #1—Failure to Be Honest in Performance Management Supervisors and […]
Month: May 2011
W.R. Grace & Co. not only promotes the benefits of wellness to its 5,900 employees globally, the company makes it easy for them to maintain a healthful lifestyle. Accessible Treatment Grace (www.grace.com), a global supplier of catalysts and other products, was recently recognized for a third consecutive year as a Platinum-Level Start! Fit-Friendly Company by […]
Yesterday, we looked at the first three phases of family leave notice you’re required to provide your employees under the FMLA guidelines. Today, the fourth, plus an introduction to a comprehensive, fully updated resource on leaves — specifically for California employers — you’ll turn to again and again.
In yesterday’s Advisor, we covered the tricky ground of religious accommodation. Today, a Q&A on hardship, dress, and holidays, plus an introduction to a unique, checklist-based audit system. What Costs Equate to Undue Hardship? Employers need not incur more than minimal costs to accommodate an employee’s religious practices. For example, infrequent or temporary overtime payments […]
As with other organizations covered by the Family Medical Leave Act, California employers are legally required to inform employees of their family leave rights. Here are the details of how you must go about doing so.
By Ian Campbell and Justine Connelly The evolution of privacy rights in the Canadian workplace continues. In recent months we have updated you on court and labor arbitration decisions that have commented on employee privacy rights. An individual employee tried to take her rights one step further when she sued another employee for invasion of […]
It’s something we all know is coming, yet somehow, it is nearly always a surprise. We’re speaking here about one of the two inevitabilities of life, and we don’t mean taxes. When you’re setting up systems and processes for your benefits package, you’re usually ready to process retirements, changes at open enrollment time, and the […]
Mention retirement to some people, and you’re likely to see a reaction that can only be described as giddy. They see retirement as a time to relax, travel, spend time with loved ones, or to pursue a long-held dream of a new business or philanthropic pursuit. And if the word retirement brings up these pleasant […]
Amway (www.amway.com), which manufactures, markets, and distributes over 450 consumer products worldwide, offers a “robust” relocation package to new hires, transferring employees, and college interns who live a certain distance away from—and who agree to move within a 25-mile radius of—headquarters in Ada, Michigan, or the company’s other main facility in California. According to Marc […]
If you specialize in employee benefits, it’s a given that you find the topic to be interesting, at least to some degree. It’s equally certain that most of the employees who participate in the plans do not share your enthusiasm. Ever seen that glazed-over look in someone’s eyes when you explain the finer points of […]