Month: December 2016

Stricter workplace smoking law taking effect in California

by Jim Brown Sedgwick LLP A new law expanding smoking restrictions in California workplaces is set to take effect on January 1. State law previously restricted smoking in places of employment based on “enclosed space” areas. In addition to requiring signage, California Labor Code Section 6404.5 provided a list of exceptions or exemptions from the […]

Why Well-Being is on Today’s Company Agenda

by Elizabeth Bierbower, president, Employer Group Segment at Humana Employers are doing a good job of incorporating wellness into their organizations, with more than two-thirds of U.S. employers currently offering wellness programs.  I’m also seeing companies expanding their focus from employees’ physical health to a more holistic view of their overall well-being.

Training Tips for When You Need to Improve Your Quality of Hire

by Andre Lavoie, CEO of ClearCompany Quality of hire shows you the future of your company and gives you a look at how successful your hiring team finds and recruits talent. You need to keep your fingers on the pulse of your company. When you realize you’re struggling to find top talent, you probably should […]

Employee’s Poor Performance Leads to Reduction of Preferred Salary

by Adam R. Bennett The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit— which covers Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee—recently affirmed a lower court’s ruling that an employer didn’t violate the Equal Pay Act (EPA) even though it paid a man and a woman different wages for performing the same job.

National Guardsman Gets Second Chance After Termination Following Deployment

by Barbara J. Koenig, Foster, Rieder & Jackson, P.C. As you know, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) is a federal statute that protects the employment rights and benefits of uniformed servicemembers who have returned from military deployment. USERRA not only requires employers to rehire returning employees who were absent from their […]