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. A study by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) found that nearly a third [...]

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 [...]