Federal lawsuits against employers are on the rise. United States workers are filing lawsuits alleging employer violations of the wage and hour laws. Employers already know that Federal law requires that you pay your employees no less than the federal minimum wage.
Recruiting and hiring a new employee takes a lot of time and effort, but once your organization has signed off on a new hire, there is still more work to be done to make sure he or she has everything in place so that your new employee is fully integrated into the organization.
Checklists are a best practice that will help to ensure that your employee understands the company culture, employee policies, benefits and more.
Most of us know at least one friend or family member who is in the military or who has recently returned from a tour of duty.
The men and women who go off to serve our country expect that they will be able to find a job when their tour of duty is over. But that hasn’t been the case. In today’s competitive job market, veterans don’t have it any easier than the millions of others who are looking for work.
U.S. employers should be aware that there will be changes to the I-9 , (Employment Eligibility Form) and posters outlining legalities related to Family Medical Leave.
Employment Eligibility Form: The updated employment verification form is available now. Changes include a new format and additional instructions. You’ll need to transition to the new form for all new employees and for employees who need to be re-verified by May 7, 2013.
More and more these days, leading companies offer wellness programs for their staff. Why? Because they know that employees living a healthy, balanced lives are more productive in the long run. According to recent research, there is a direct relationship between modifiable lifestyle risks and lower worker productivity…
More employers are considering using social media platforms such as Facebook to check references and to gain a better sense of their potential employees.
But there’s been an interesting trend to checking the Facebook pages of potential candidates that some employers are exploring based on media reports. Companies are asking job applicants to actually provide their Facebook password.
Internships are a wonderful way for students to learn and apply the education received in an undergraduate or graduate field of study to a real-life work environment.
But for many companies, unpaid interns are a source of free labor during a time of ever-shrinking budgets and downsizing.
Here’s an article from the archives that employers in the process of interviewing and hiring will find helpful. Behavioral interviewing if you’re not familiar with it is one of the best ways to ensure that you really understand whether the person that you’re interviewing has the experience that you need for your opening.
The main goals for corporate management must include increasing employee engagement and creating total rewards packages that employees value. By connecting with employees as valued human beings, company profitability increases.
Almost a year ago, an extension was filed on the yearlong provision set forth in the Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011. Around 160 million people were affected by this 2% reduction in the tax on their payroll, says corporate payroll services departments. The reduction brought the percentage from 6.2% down to 4.2%.