Month: September 2016


3 Quick Training Tips: Remote Presentations

In the modern business world, communications technology combined with organizations that have a global presence have made remote presentations commonplace. It can be a challenge to present training materials to an audience that isn’t physically in the same room as you. Here are a few strategies for success from Brad Karsh, CEO and founder of […]


Day-rate dilemma: You still have to pay day-rate workers overtime

by Jacob M. Monty Do you pay any of your employees a daily rate? Do you think you’re saving money on overtime by paying a daily rate? If so, you’ve opened yourself up to liability for overtime lawsuits.  Day-rate employees are paid on a per-day basis as opposed to being paid a salary or an […]


Tell Workers It’s Okay to Recharge Their Batteries

Have you ever received a battery-operated gift only to discover you didn’t have the batteries required to make it work? If so, you understand the initial excitement that came with the gift and the corresponding disappointment of realizing that without the energy source, the gift was completely useless.


FMLA Notice Requirements: Employer Provisions

Any program or law designed to help someone is virtually guaranteed to be abused, and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is no exception. You’d think the fact that FMLA leave is unpaid would cut down on abuse, but there still are people who will try to play the FMLA system to protect their […]


Is Employee Totally Disabled or Not? U.S. Appeals Court Must Decide

By Kate McGovern Tornone, Editor A recent ruling by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee—has found that an employee who cannot explain discrepancies between her Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation request and her Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) application cannot bring a disability discrimination claim against her employer.


California Ahead of the Curve On Paid Family Leave, SHRM Says

By Kate McGovern Tornone, Editor Employers in California are ahead of the national average when it comes to paid family leave policies, according to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Nationwide, 18% of employers offer that benefit; in California, 35% of employers do, according to recently-released state survey results.


Don’t Drag Your Feet During Hiring

Yesterday we looked at an infographic from a Robert Half survey that indicates that candidates won’t wait around for you to contact them after an interview. Today we’ll look at some more results.