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 […]
Month: December 2016
In our last installment, we looked at what counts (and doesn’t count) as Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) abuse and fraud. This article will highlight moonlighting and other activities while on leave.
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.
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 […]
Employers may face legal and morale problems regardless of how they decide to respond to the injunction temporarily blocking the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) new overtime rule, says one expert.
Be it young or old, more than one-third of global candidates (34%) perceive their age as their biggest barrier to career development, according to a global study conducted by ManpowerGroup Solutions, part of ManpowerGroup.
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.
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 […]
Yesterday we discussed the importance of a solid, year-round communications plan for discussing health benefits with employees. Today let’s dig deeper and explore what to do when introducing an entirely new benefit, such as a health savings account (HSA).