The research is clear – employee recognition appears consistently near the top of things that motivate employees to do their best work. For many workers, it means more than even a financial reward. And research indicates that cash rewards can actually be counter-productive if they aren’t combined with other ways of recognizing hard work. A […]
Employers have never had accurate drug testing options to determine when an employee might have ingested marijuana and, therefore, if they are likely to still be impaired. So most employers have policies that impose a maximum penalty for any positive test for the drug. New “breathalyzer” tests slated for release in 2020 use advanced tech […]
According to a recent study, 97% of executives expect to see increased competition for talent over the next 12 months. That’s the view shared by thousands of business executives who responded to business consultant Mercer’s 2019 Global Talent Trends Study. And, the study found, more than half of executives from high-growth companies – 52% – […]
Employer-provided health insurance coverage for American families now costs as much as a small car – $20,000 – every year.
That’s the finding of a recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation nonprofit health research group.
The foundation’s annual survey of employer-provided health insurance plans found that employees, on average, pay about a third of that annual cost for premiums deducted from their salaries.
But that $6,000 doesn’t include what they are paying out of pocket for health insurance deductibles, co-pays and other medical expenses that aren’t covered by their insurance plan.
Employer-provided health insurance coverage for the average American family now costs as much as a small car – $20,000 – every year. That’s the finding of a just released study by the Kaiser Family Foundation nonprofit health research group. The foundation’s annual survey of employer-provided health insurance plans found that employees, on average, pay about […]
In one of a recent string of employee misclassification cases, the owners of a Philadelphia strip club made dancers sign contracts stating they were independent contractors rather than employees of the club. But an appeals court agreed with a jury that the employer exerted “overwhelming control” over the terms of the dancers’ work and upheld […]
Time to double-check your social media policies. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has released a 2018 advice memo from its Office of General Counsel regarding “whether various Employer [CVS Health] social media rules are unlawfully overbroad“ under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The memo delivers mixed news for employers — the NLRB found […]
Any HR pro would raise an eyebrow reading the broad outline of this FMLA abuse investigation. An employee schedules a knee surgery, then postpones that procedure to have a different operation done to remove a tumor on his foot. While he’s out on FMLA leave, the employee takes a vacation trip to Mexico. After he […]
Ageism continues costing employers dearly. The Los Angeles Times is on the hook for a $15.4 million jury award for demoting an older worker. It’s the most recent example of just how much emphasis HR pros should put on educating managers and executives on how to avoid age discrimination. Former LA Times sports columnist T.J. […]
An allegation of pregnancy discrimination and retaliation by a manager at its headquarters is yet another blow to Google’s reputation as an employer.