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 [...]

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 [...]

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? [...]

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 [...]

Workplace Wellness Programs: The Key to Healthier Employees and a Healthier Bottom Line

While large corporations have been adopting workplace wellness programs for decades, smaller and mid-sized organizations often hesitate to implement such programs due to concerns that their benefits will not be sufficient to justify their costs. However, workplace wellness programs—which offer a wide variety of services designed to help employees achieve better health—are linked to several [...]