Tag: Policies

Navigating the ‘Tridemic’: Employer Considerations in Mandatory Vaccination Policies

Employers worried about the safety of employees and clients, especially during the annual flu season, have moved toward implementing vaccination policies in the workplace. At the time of this writing, health officials are warning that early 2024 could evolve into a “tri-demic” as the flu, COVID-19, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) spread at the same […]

Health Plans Must Now Include Gag Clause Prohibition Compliance Attestation

No More Gags The Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) of 2021 prohibited “gag clauses” in contracts between insurance plans, insurance issuers, and providers. The law provides that a group health plan can’t enter into an agreement with a healthcare provider, network or association of providers, third-party administrator, or other service provider offering access to a network […]

Time to Review Policies? The Impact of the NLRB’s Latest Pro-Employee Moves

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has made a series of pro-employee moves over the past few months that have significant adverse implications for employers. To recap, the NRLB’s recent actions have included: A Closer Look at the Recent NRLB Actions In February 2023, the NLRB ruled that the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) prohibits […]

Managing Activism in the Workplace: Some Guiding Principles

In a politically charged era where activism is considered noble, HR managers are confronting new challenges in the workplace in an attempt to find balance between the expression of disparate views while maintaining a productive and cohesive workforce.

Update Handbook, Policies to Include Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

With the Supreme Court’s ruling on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 regarding gender identification, can we leave the Title VII disclaimer in our company handbook and applications as is? Or does the wording need to be adjusted to specifically state “sexual orientation” and “transgender status”?


HR Training: Must-Haves for Work-from-Home Policies

With so many people working from home (WFH) these days, and likely to be doing so for the foreseeable future, companies are learning some best practices and recovering from missteps related to the policies and practices that must be in place to make remote work a success for all involved.

Alternatives to W-2 and 1099

In several recent posts, we’ve been discussing the distinctions between two worker classifications: independent contractors who are issued 1099s by the companies they work for; and traditional employees who are issued W-2s.

Advantages of W-2 Employees

In some recent posts, we’ve been talking about the classification of workers in organizations. In general, it’s pretty clear cut whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor and the IRS explains some criteria for distinguishing between the two.


Advantages of 1099 Contractors

In a previous post, we talked about the decision companies face in classifying workers as independent contractors—those who receive a 1099 for tax purposes—and traditional employees who receive a W2.