HR News & Articles

These HR articles will give you the news and information you need to stay up to date in the ever changing HR industry.

March 31, 2014 – 3,280 views
Michael R. King - GAMMAGE & BURNHAM, P.L.C.
Not all business is good business. Sometimes the costs of dealing with specific customers outweigh the hoped-for benefits Full Story 
March 26, 2014 – 2,575 views
HR Resource
There are many scenarios in which a group interview comes into play, but the most common one is when employers are looking to find a team lead. If an employer is looking for an applicant who is assertive and makes his or her voice heard, the best test is a group interview. You could also opt for a group interview when there is less time for individual interviews to be held, or when there are way too many candidates applying for a single post. Full Story 
March 19, 2014 – 2,981 views
By Jeffrey Risch and Kelly Haab-Tallitsch - SmithAmundsen LLC
Earlier today, President Barack Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum directing his Secretary of Labor to update the regulations to expand the number of employees eligible for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The president was expected to take more specific action based on statements made by White House personnel earlier this week, but he left virtually all of the details to the United States Department of Labor. Full Story 
March 18, 2014 – 2,527 views
HR Resource
Payroll constitutes a crucial role in any business as it is used by most business owners as a means to motivate their employees. However, planning the bonuses strategically can make a huge difference to your business as well as the morale of your employees. Here are some of the best strategies you need to consider when it comes to planning the annual bonus at your business. Full Story 
March 17, 2014 – 2,878 views
HR Resource
Managers are often heard complaining how their hands are tied and they cannot fire employees when they consistently show bad attitude. But a recent ruling of the National Labor Relations Board is set to change all that. Full Story 
March 5, 2014 – 2,735 views
Kelly O. Scott, Esq.
Many employers are familiar with the concept of constructive wrongful termination, a legal theory invoked by plaintiffs who claim that they were forced to quit as a result of intolerable and illegal working conditions. But what about constructive voluntary quitting? Constructive voluntary quitting is a doctrine codified under California Code of Regulations as well as earlier cases which establish that an employee is deemed to have quit “by engaging in a voluntary act or course of conduct which leaves the employer no reasonable alternative but to discharge the employee and which the employee knew or reasonably should have known would result in his or her unemployment.” Cal. Code Regs., Tit. 22, § 1256-1(f). Full Story 
February 28, 2014 – 2,543 views
HR Resource
Employers need to be extra cautious while implementing benefit schemes for employees, because some of them may not comply with the new 1974 Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) rules. In 2013, the Department of Labor (DOL) found that 75 per cent of plans they audited were fined, or had to reimburse for errors made. Full Story 
February 25, 2014 – 2,898 views
Kimberly Palm - Body & Mind Healing, LLC
According to the latest studies, employers in the United States are losing over $200 billion a year on employee Stress. These losses are occurring from a combination of employee absenteeism, lower productivity, turnover, workers’ compensation, medical insurance and more. One of the biggest costs to employers is the mistakes made on the job by employees who are tired and stressed and are unable to focus and concentrate efficiently at their job. Stress is not just affecting American Companies, but also international businesses as well. The United Nations’ International Labor Organization has defined Stress as a “global epidemic”. That all being said, stress management for employees is going to be the most important issue of the 21st century. Full Story