EEOC RELEASES FISCAL YEAR 2018 ENFORCEMENT AND LITIGATION DATA

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sent this bulletin at 04/13/2019 06:15 PM EDT Denver Field OfficeKimberly Smith-BrownChristine NazerJoseph OlivaresJames RyanKim Dulicnewsroom@eeoc.govFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEEEOC RELEASES FISCAL YEAR 2018 ENFORCEMENT AND LITIGATION DATA     WASHINGTON — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today released detailed breakdowns for the 76,418 charges of workplace discrimination the agency received in [...]

Employee’s Discrimination Case Involving Medical Marijuana Usage Provides Warning to Employers

"A recent case out of Arizona demonstrates that drug testing employees for marijuana use, and taking disciplinary action on the results, remains a complex issue in the many states which have legalized medical marijuana use. State statutes may (or may not) provide employee protections for off-duty use of medical marijuana or for status as a [...]

5 Evolving Trends Regarding Employee Time Off

With recent unemployment rates reaching historic lows, employers across the country are struggling with one downside of a strong economy: fierce competition for talent. To attract and retain qualified workers, companies of all sizes are bolstering their employee benefit offerings. Currently, there are 5 largely evolving trends regarding employee time off.

5 Evolving Trends Regarding Employee Time Off

With recent unemployment rates reaching historic lows, employers across the country are struggling with one downside of a strong economy: fierce competition for talent. To attract and retain qualified workers, companies of all sizes are bolstering their employee benefit offerings. A study by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) found that nearly a third [...]

What Employers Need to Know About Marijuana in the Workplace

In November 2016, California voters approved Proposition 64, adding the country’s most populous state to the growing roster of those that allow adults over 21 years of age to purchase and use marijuana for recreational purposes. Although medical marijuana has been legal in California since 1996, the new law has significantly expanded the number of [...]

What Businesses Need to Know About Workers’ Compensation

While businesses in certain industries, such as construction or manufacturing, handle riskier activities than others, it is possible for employees in any position or industry to sustain an injury or illness on the job. When accidents occur, employers may face a variety of direct and indirect costs, including medical expenses, lost productivity, potential lawsuits, and [...]

The Latest Trends in Employee Benefits and How They Promote a Happier, More Productive Workforce

For decades, large corporations and many other employers have been offering employee benefits, such as health insurance and retirement plans, as a way to attract and retain talent. However, providing a variety of benefits that support employees’ overall well-being and ability to fulfill goals outside the office can yield an array of advantages for organizations [...]

7 Costly HR Pitfalls for Small Businesses and How to Avoid Them

Defined as those with 500 or fewer employees, small businesses are powerful engines of innovation and economic growth in the U.S. According to the Small Business Administration. These organizations account for over 99 percent of all businesses in the country and employ approximately 48 percent of the American workforce. Unfortunately, however, many small businesses do [...]

First Impressions Matter: Avoid These 5 Common Mistakes When Onboarding New Employees

Faced with stiff competition for talent, employers across the country are investing heavily in their employee recruitment efforts. While attracting the right people is crucial for an organization’s success, many employers place too little emphasis on onboarding new employees—the pivotal process that comes after hiring a new employee. A proper onboarding process is important because [...]

Securing an Educated Tenant Rep Broker is a Smart Decision

By Laurel Lewis http://naihorizonblog.com When a tenant asks, “do I need representation on my office lease?,” the short answer is an unequivocal, yes. It’s very likely that the landlord is a sophisticated owner of real estate with vast experience and knowledge in negotiating leases. The landlord  or the landlord’s agent will know the general conditions of [...]