The industry focus on engagement as a cure-all for organizational woes continues to be misguided. Instead, human resource (HR) departments need to focus on employee experiences. Bold? Yes. Backed by data? Absolutely. Two recent studies (2016 and 2017) found that the top drivers of 30+ organizations’ outcomes were management, job fit, and senior leadership—with management […]
DB plan sponsors should be aware that while the 2017 calendar year is behind us, they can still generally contribute for the 2017 plan year until September 15, 2108, assuming they operate on a calendar-year plan year.
The announcement of President Donald Trump’s nominee for the vacant seat on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is another sign that some controversial prolabor decisions of the Obama-era Board will be revised.
Recently, the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) issued a press release acknowledging the efforts of a task force that combats the misclassification of employees as independent contractors.
For individuals receiving social security disability insurance (SSDI) or supplemental security income (SSI), getting back into the workforce is sometimes an uphill battle. They may have been unable to work (or unable to work as much as they would like) for an extended period and could benefit greatly from employment services such as training, vocational […]
This year’s influenza outbreak has sickened millions of people across the country, leaving employers struggling to cover for employees who are out sick and searching for ways to prevent others from coming down with the flu. But dealing with germ control and sick days is only the beginning. Legal issues also can come into play.
Like abuse of alcohol or illicit drugs, the nation’s growing opioid epidemic is presenting workplace challenges. The current opioid epidemic has been called the worst drug crisis in American history, reaching every corner of society, including workplaces both large and small. This epidemic involves the use of prescription opioid (pain) medications and illicit drugs, including […]
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit—which covers Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania—recently broadened the definition of “supervisor” for purposes of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), in an expression of the court’s opinion that went beyond the facts before it. The […]
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released Notice 1036, updating the income-tax withholding tables for 2018. The new tables reflect changes made by the tax reform legislation enacted last month. The updated withholding information shows the new rates for employers to use during 2018.
Glassdoor® has released new data which reveals that 35% of hiring decision makers expect more employees to quit over the next 12 months. The survey, conducted among 750 hiring decision makers (those in recruitment, HR, and responsible for hiring) in the U.S. and UK, also finds that nearly half (45%) note that salary is the […]