On November 7, 1967, 1st Lieutenant Lee Ellis was shot down over North Vietnam. He would spend the next 5-plus years as a POW. Not only did he survive the North Vietnamese prison camps but he also remained in the military after his release, finally retiring as a colonel. And his combat decorations include two […]
Month: May 2014
You may feel like a twit when it comes to your understanding of Twitter, but it is time to add the word “Twibel” to your company’s vocabulary — and more importantly, to your overall social media strategy, says Porter Wright employment law attorney Sara Jodka. Libel occurs when someone prints a false and malicious statement […]
On May 22, CMS issued guidance (registration required) describing how plans, third-party administrators and insurers will pay reinsurance contributions required under health care reform for the next three years. The guidance says a contributing entity can complete all required steps for the reinsurance contributions process on Pay.gov, including registration, submission of the annual enrollment count and remittance of […]
Sin #1. Failure to set meaningful goals “Well, Sandy, I think we did fairly well this year, eh?” “Tracy, I was sort of hoping you’d make more progress this year.” Evaluation is difficult when there aren’t clear, measurable goals. Many experts recommend the S-M-A-R-T approach to setting goals. That means goals should be: Specific Measurable […]
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by Adam P. Boyd The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes basic rights and wage protections, including overtime pay requirements, for American workers. The majority of workers covered by the Act must be paid 1 1/2 times their regular pay rate for all hours worked in excess of 40 per workweek. On March 13, President […]
More than half of workers (55 percent) categorize themselves as overweight, according to a recent CareerBuilder® survey. Does the job have anything to do with it? Survey says, maybe.
As the sound grows louder, it’s clear that whoever is playing the instrument is drawing closer. In the distance, I can see a man in a plaid kilt walking down the hall toward where I’m sitting. And as he draws nearer, the people to my left rise to their feet. I, too, must stand—if only […]
Ask employees what they like least about their jobs, and they typically cite a problem with communication. In fact, in many national employee attitude surveys, participating organizations across the board were rated lowest on questions related to communication, while at the same time employees who took the survey said communication was very important to them.
A survey by an association of North American state and provincial securities regulators that found numerous inconsistencies in how broker-dealers disclose fees to customers adds weight to calls from federal regulators for service providers to furnish fee guides to employer retirement plan sponsors. “[W]ide disparity among firms in the way fees were disclosed” was reported […]