I’ve been to a lot of baby showers lately where it seems like the parents-to-be are showered with as much advice as they are gifts. I’ve seen this as a parent myself—people like to give parenting advice. Strangers offer advice as they evaluate the contents of your shopping cart at the grocery store, at Super […]
Category: HR Management & Compliance
There are dozens of details to take care of in the day-to-day operation of your department and your company. We give you case studies, news updates, best practices and training tips that keep your organization fully in compliance with ever-changing employment law, and you fully aware of emerging HR trends.
A surface transformation is happening in HR that has deeper ramifications. I am talking, of course, about the popular shift away from the name “Human Resources Professional” toward “people officer.” In recent months, I’ve spoken to quite a few experts who have shown some discomfort toward the concept of referring to employees as “resources.” To […]
The 2018–2019 flu season was the longest the United States experienced in a decade. It lasted 21 weeks, with a total of 42.9 million people falling ill. Unfortunately, health experts fear that the 2019–2020 flu season could be even worse.
The minimum wage in Arkansas will go to $10 per hour beginning January 1, 2020, up from the $9.25-an-hour rate that’s been in place since January 1, 2019.
States and municipalities across the country ring in the new year by implementing new laws that employers must be aware of—and 2020 is no different. Effective January 1, 2020, there will be over 2 dozen new laws going into effect across 10 states and 2 laws that will impact the entire nation.
Benefits experts have estimated the expected average increase in employer health insurance premiums from 2019 to 2020, and the consensus hovers around a 6.5% year-on-year rise. This is up from recent years when the average year-on-year increase varied from 3%–4%. Why is this?
Workplace ageism is a pervasive problem, but there are steps employees and forward-thinking companies can take to combat it.
Nevada has a new law taking effect January 1, 2020, prohibiting employers from refusing to hire applicants who test positive for marijuana during preemployment drug screenings.
Few conversations are as uncomfortable as having to directly address employee hygiene issues. Unfortunately, however, this is something that comes up in the workplace and must be managed appropriately.
There might not be a better time than January to reach employees with a well-being message. Health- and fitness-related goals are consistently among the most popular New Year’s resolutions, but most people give up on their attempts at cleaner living by January 12. Employers have an opportunity to change this pattern by helping employees reach […]