HR News & Articles

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July 18, 2013 – 3,766 views
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Workplaces are not free from hazards. Hazards can come in various forms like falling objects, electric sparks, sharp edges, chemicals, and so on. Employers need to ensure the safety of their employees by assessing and controlling the hazards. Engineering and work practice controls are two of the best ways to do it... Full Story 
July 16, 2013 – 2,301 views
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Many organizations provide a contribution of a fixed amount to their employees for purchasing health insurance coverage of their choice. The contribution that the employer gives to his employees is in accordance with a defined contribution health plan. Employees can use this amount to pay their health insurance or to buy a new one. Defined contribution heath plan is not a new concept. Still not many employees get to know about it at an earlier stage of their job. Lately, an increase in the interest of... Full Story 
July 15, 2013 – 2,370 views
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There are many cases of married couples getting divorced over disagreements, where one of them is handed custody of their children, if any, in case the other is not deemed fit to take care of them. Child support is the payment made by the erring spouse, in lieu of the expenses of taking care of the children, to the spouse under whose care the children are placed. Spousal support is similar in that the erring spouse must pay a certain amount to the other for livelihood, if the other is not able to financially support himself/herself... Full Story 
July 9, 2013 – 3,181 views
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Businesses are growing more complex day by day. To ensure that businesses are run smoothly, it is critical that records are maintained and preserved. Although record keeping is centuries old, it is only in current times that it is given a lot of importance as more and more technologies have evolved... Full Story 
June 13, 2013 – 3,065 views
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Pre-employment testing is one of the most important aspects of making sure that you get the cream of the crop talent into your business. Doing so ensures a reduced amount of training cost because the chosen individuals are, as per the tests conducted, shown to be brighter and faster at understanding certain aspects of the business.... Full Story 
June 13, 2013 – 2,370 views
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The Employee Retirement Income Security Act, also known as ERISA, is a federal law of the United States of America. It ensures the implementation of employee benefit plans to the employees of companies choosing to offer health and benefit plans to its staff. This federal act protects the employees against employers that may not be implementing benefits properly for their own benefit – with the penalties ranging from simple fines to criminal charges... Full Story 
June 5, 2013 – 2,576 views
Alan L. Rupe
No business is safe. Multiple-plaintiff class and collective actions are the “new normal.” These lawsuits arise from every aspect of business, ranging from claims regarding faulty products or unfair pricing; failure to reimburse employees for cell phone expenses; failure to pay overtime; and all manner of workplace claims by current and former employees. The reason for the rise in these claims? Plaintiffs’ attorneys are looking to cash in on laws that award attorneys’’ fees to the “prevailing party” in class actions. While the class/collective action plaintiffs may receive only a few hundred dollars for their claims, their attorneys often... Full Story 
June 3, 2013 – 3,123 views
Stephen D. Kirkland CPA, CMC, CFC, CFF - Atlantic Executive Consulting Group, LLC
When determining reasonable compensation, consider whether a CEO was undercompensated in earlier years... Full Story