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Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace

Drug abuse can be a costly problem for employers. According to the National Safety Council, absenteeism, workplace injuries, workplace violence, and workers’ compensation claims are all more common among employees who abuse prescription drugs. However, drug testing is also a compliance minefield, subject to a host of laws and regulations. Here are the most pertinent[…]

A Basic Checklist for Ensuring Your Compensation Strategy is Compliant and Effective

Too many organizations are too disorganized when it comes to compensation. They make compensation-related decisions in a haphazard manner that (1) discounts applicable laws and regulations, (2) obscures whether their approach to compensation generates appropriate ROI, and (3) makes compensation and payroll management unnecessarily difficult. This kind of ad hoc approach to compensation often results[…]

Risk Management 101: Identifying What Your Risk Mitigation Plans Should Cover

If your organization doesn’t have a risk mitigation plan in place, you’re not just running a risk – you’re setting yourself up for trouble. If you don’t identify possible risks, problems will simply blindside you. At the start of your analysis, you want to identify three pieces of information: Each risk at every point in[…]

The 2019 State of Health Care Reform for Small Businesses

Health care reform has certainly seen its share of changes over the past few years, culminating in a shocking court ruling in December 2018 that found the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. That decision has been stayed pending appeals, but it raises important questions about the future of health care, especially as it affects small businesses.[…]

The Top 8 Ways to Protect Against Workplace Accidents and Injuries

Workplace safety incidents are a serious matter. In addition to the human cost when valued team members are hurt or worse, businesses incur significant costs. According to the 2017 Liberty Mutual Insurance Workplace Safety Index, the most serious workplace injuries and accidents cost U.S. employers $59.9 billion in 2014 (the most recent year with statistical[…]

When Should an Employer Contest an Unemployment Claim – or Not?

Unemployment claims are not always clear cut. Even employees fired for cause might still be entitled to unemployment under certain conditions. Similarly, in some situations employers might choose not to challenge an otherwise contestable claim. Why? It’s all about strategizing around legal obligations. Be aware that employees can be eligible for unemployment in a fairly[…]

The 2018 Human Resources Trends to Keep an Eye On

More than half of organizations will be hiring in 2018 – but still at a slowing rate. According to the LinkedIn 2017 Global Recruiting Trends Report, over half (56%) of recruiters say their hiring volume will increase in the next year. However, that represents a drop of 5 points over the past two years, and challenges remain.[…]

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HR Outsourcing for Compliance Peace of Mind

How does outsourcing compliance and risk management help employers? Most employers are unprepared for the risks and regulations that affect their business. The New York Times reports that two out of five small business owners have no business insurance at all. This may be due to cost; it’s hard to find good coverage at rates friendly[…]