Social Security Administration Resumes Issuance of “No-Match” Letters

The Social Security Administration recently resumed issuance of Employer Correction Requests, formerly known as social security “no-match” letters. These SSA Employer Correction Requests are likely another effort of the federal government to crack-down on unauthorized workers in the United States.  The Employer Correction Requests alert employers of mismatches between submitted W-2 form information and SSA [...]

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 [...]

New California Law Requires Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for all Employees

Since 2005, California’s Assembly Bill 1825 had required employers with 50 or more employees to train and educate their supervisory employees in the prevention of sexual harassment.  The #MeToo movement has renewed the attention on sexual harassment in the workplace.  As part of the 2018 legislature, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 1343 into law which [...]

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How Many is Too Many?

“Our employees are our most valuable asset!” What business owner would ever deny the value of his (or her) workforce?  After all, almost 100% of American companies would go out of business without employees!  They are essential to the success of almost any organization. Yet, how valued are your employees once safety enters the conversation? [...]

Open Enrollment Is at the Door and It Doesn’t Have to Be Stressful.

Companies across the country should start preparing for open enrollment season, the period that comes once a year when employees may review, elect or change their group benefits including health, dental and vision insurance, as well as a wide range of supplemental benefits (life insurance, short and long-term disability, etc.)  In preparation for open enrollment, [...]

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 [...]