In the battle to contain healthcare costs, it’s easy to overlook one key cost-driver — employees’ dependents.
Everybody hates performance reviews. That’s a given. But there are ways to move them out of the “dreaded chore” category into the file titled “engagement tools.” Performance reviews are often badly done and serve to de-motivate employees — or worse, give them a weapon to sue the company. What’s wrong with this process? Here are […]
Performance reviews: The most-dreaded procedure in every workplace, painful for workers and managers alike. Here are some thoughts about why they’re often not effective, and how HR can help managers understand just how reviews should be useful to both employer and employee.
Roughly one-third of U.S. employers offer currently domestic partner benefits, whether for opposite-sex partners, same-sex partners or both.
After the ADA was expanded, courts have consistently ruled that employers must consider offering additional leave as a “reasonable accommodation” for disabled employees after they exhaust their FMLA allotment. Problem is, employers have been given very little guidance as to when and where this accommodation should apply … until now.
Many companies have been operating wellness programs under the belief that when a participant’s medical history is used, no incentives/penalties can be tied to the program. Now the feds are saying that’s not the case.
Remember the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s strong warning to companies about the problems that could arise from the use of employee criminal background checks? The agency has planted the flag on two federal lawsuits that claim the practice resulted in discrimination against workers.
It took a while, but employers finally have some sold guidance on how to design their wellness program incentives so they don’t violate the ADA.
Finally, employers have the info they’ve been seeking on how to design their wellness programs so they don’t violate the ADA — or other federal laws.
The EEOC’s recent guidance concerning employers’ use of criminal background checks on job applicants comes down to two words: Individual assessment.
HR pros take note: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has taken its second wellness program to court.
Employers may soon have a lot more freedom to get employees’ spouses involved in their wellness plans.
Republicans’ predicted assault on what some employers perceive as over-aggressive federal agency enforcement of employment laws may have just begun — and they haven’t even taken control of Congress yet.
As the talent market tightens, the pressure on HR to recruit, hire and retain high-performing employees is more intense than ever. Companies of all sizes are seeking that perfect employee as the demand for talent quickly exceeds the supply. You’ve no doubt heard that the cost of hiring the wrong person is significant – up […]
It’s been proven time and again: Wellness programs with high participation rates achieve significant cost savings. But few companies are reaching the participation levels they need, so they’re bringing out the big guns.
A Texas company will pay over $1 million to learn a lesson in the dynamics of hiring discrimination: You can’t avoid a bias lawsuit from one minority group by favoring another.
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