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.

May 1, 2013 – 2,780 views
Todd A. Solomon - McDermott Will & Emery LLP
On March 26 and 27, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in cases challenging the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8. A Supreme Court ruling in either case may have significant implications for employee benefit plans in light of the many federally-mandated spousal benefits that currently do not extend to same-sex spouses in light of DOMA... Full Story 
April 30, 2013 – 4,586 views
HR Resource
In an organization, it is common to face issues regarding absenteeism and tardiness with a few employees. This is a complicated issue to deal with as it is very hard to come up with an effective solution to this problem. But as a manager, you have to deal with this issue, with equal importance, as you deal with all other issues... Full Story 
April 25, 2013 – 3,132 views
Ms. Cynthia Marcotte Stamer Esq. - Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, PC
Employer and union group health plan sponsors and insurers of group and individual health plans (Health Plans) agonizing over 2014 health plan design decisions need to keep in mind that impending deadlines to update and deliver required Summary of Benefits and Communications (SBC) disclosures mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act) shorten the time to finalize decisions including new requirements to disclose whether the Affordable Health Plan-covered Health Plans provide “minimum essential coverage” (MEC) and “minimum value” within the meaning of the Affordable Care Act. The Affordable Care Act’s requirement that Health Plans distribute updated... Full Story 
April 18, 2013 – 2,895 views
HR Resource
With the growing emphasis on on-field training and hands-on experience in the employment market, professionals from all sectors--ranging from management to heath care, architecture and technology--are looking out for internship programs. This makes it an absolute necessity for you to ensure that the internship program you offer in your organization is capable of providing the interns with the knowledge that they seek and also abides with the rules of the Department of Labor... Full Story 
April 18, 2013 – 2,796 views
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Payroll fraud is quite rampant. However, it is possible to detect fraud methodology at the time of audit. Payroll fraud can occur in one of the three ways – when payments are shown against fictitious employees, when payments are recorded against employees who have never worked, and when payments are recorded against employees who are no longer on the company’s payroll... Full Story 
April 17, 2013 – 2,464 views
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The worker's compensation system is an insurance scheme that covers workplace injury by providing monetary compensation for wage-loss due to inability to work, medical bills, disability and disfigurement benefits, and loss of life. This is in return for the worker waiving his right to sue the employer for the injury. The system is backed by such laws as the OSHA in the USA, and its Canadian counterpart, OHSA... Full Story 
April 12, 2013 – 2,523 views
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It is a common scenario in any workplace to receive an application requesting for an employee discharge. According to the productivity and value of the employee, you try to talk to that person and convince him into staying with the organization. There might have been instances when you could successfully retain the person. But in cases where they are sure of their choice, you can gather a lot of valuable information regarding employer-employee relations before they leave. This can be done by conducting an effective exit interview... Full Story 
April 12, 2013 – 2,457 views
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Employers have noticed over the years that the bad health of the employee will manifest itself as losses for the company. For example, if the employee is perpetually or regularly unwell, his/her productivity will suffer. In some cases, this can result in absenteeism. Another factor is that the burden of healthcare will fall on the employer as the employer is responsible for the insurance... Full Story