HR News & Articles

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March 4, 2013 – 2,000 views
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The legislation that came into effect during June 2012 was a massive step towards enlightening and clarifying participants and plan sponsors about the fees paid for the 401(k) plans. The latest law requires each plan to provide fiduciaries and their plan sponsors with a fee disclosure report, also called the 408(b) 2 Document. The participants and plan sponsors can resort to numerous steps in efforts to ensure that their 401(k) fees are reasonable and fair in keeping with the plan’s size... Full Story 
February 20, 2013 – 2,492 views
Ms. Selden Prentice JD - Prentice Mediation
As brain science appears more and more frequently in the popular media, many in the conflict resolution field find themselves fascinated with how brain science can be relevant to the art of conflict resolution. Below, I offer some specific examples of brain science, and brain science research, and discuss how this science may relate to mediation and conflict resolution... Full Story 
February 18, 2013 – 2,244 views
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The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has given its approval to two new HR standards that were developed by The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). These HR standards are the cost per hire standard and the performance management standard. Implementation of these new standards will have a profound effect on the working methodologies of organizations... Full Story 
February 18, 2013 – 2,018 views
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Whether you’re interested in creating a new health plan for your employees or a renewal of the current health plan, you must prepare them carefully in order to ensure that they are effective. Preparation includes acquiring a thorough knowledge of the current situation, assessing the various alternatives at your disposal, and formulating a plan that will best suit your employees as well as the company. Costs are a huge factor in health plan renewals. Careful examination of your resources will help you identify the best solutions for your business. Put in economic terms, maximum utilization of minimum resources is essential in creating a cost-effective health plan. Following are a few tips you may use to revise your company’s current health plans... Full Story 
February 15, 2013 – 2,976 views
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Working on tax deductions is one of the most complex problems that payroll managers often face. In an age where most people want to save as much as they can off taxes, tax deductions, in the form of employee withholdings, (from the salary of an employee) need to be handled carefully. Since the laws regarding employee withholding differ between states and must be handled differently among legal residents and non-residents, it can become difficult to manage withholding... Full Story 
February 15, 2013 – 2,213 views
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If you run your own company, or work as a manager in a firm, there might be an instance where you have to terminate or discipline a worker's compensation claimant. Disciplining or terminating a worker's compensation claimant is not an easy task, and it can have a lot of legal implications as well. So you need to make sure that you follow a systematic procedure to do it... Full Story 
February 12, 2013 – 2,364 views
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The ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) was drafted generally to give disabled Americans employment opportunities. Congress identifies some disabilities, on the basis of their nature, to be special and requiring safety precautions. Alcohol and drug addictions are two disabilities that come under this criterion. The ADA necessitates employers to differentiate between behavioral rules and reasonable safety of the workplace to accommodate those who are addicted to drugs... Full Story 
February 8, 2013 – 2,789 views
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An increasing number of employers is benefiting from external recruitment firms and resume databases when it comes to finding the best candidates for specific jobs. The result of this development has given rise to more questions on how employers must work with external agencies to fulfill their record-keeping responsibilities under OFCCP regulations and rules. The information given below highlights some of the latest developments in OFCCP rulers in terms of hiring candidates using the Internet. Full Story