The change to the FMLA (Family Medical & Leave Act) that goes into effect March 27, 2015 will have an impact on businesses in our area.
The biggest problem facing employers like you is not being aware of the changes. As a result, you or your team may make uninformed decisions that could lead to financial and legal problems, and be damaging to your professional reputation.
So, let’s take a look at what changed, and how it affects you and your company…
Even if you just have a few employees, you should have an Employee Handbook.
Your handbook helps you communicate your rules and company information to your team in a uniform way.
It also serves as a source valuable of legal protection for you if an employee breaks one of your rules and challenges you in court.
However, if your handbook is missing vital pieces, then it can leave you wide open to lawsuits.
Here’s a few things to check your handbook for…
Your employees are your biggest asset. When they are awesome – they help your company grow, keep your customers happy, expand your positive reputation, reduce your bottom line, and most importantly – keep your stress level down!
When you accidentally hire the wrong person for your team though, you can suddenly find yourself in a whirlwind of problems, conflicts, daily disruptions, and even legal issues.
So how do you attract those ideal people… let’s take a look. … Read More >>
Rising health care costs have employers everywhere looking for ways to save money and still provide their employees with the coverage they are wanting.
One of the ways to meet both goals is to implement an Employee Wellness Program. When it’s set up correctly, a wellness program can increase productivity, boost moral, and reduce stress. They help employees get and stay healthy, so your costs for your plan go down.
If you are trying to decide if you want to implement one for your company, then the first step is understanding what they are, so here’s a quick definition to get you started: … Read More >>
The US Dept of Labor employment projections already demonstrate that demands for labor are outstripping supply. This means that it’s getting harder and harder for companies to attract great talent.
High-quality employees are now in a position to be able to consider more than just money when they choose which company they want to work for.
So are you offering candidates more to consider? … Read More >>