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February 6, 2013 – 2,522 views
HR Resource
If you are a worker comp manager, then you would be aware of the fact that the possibility of the employee getting the compensation claimed is greater in some cases than others. Therefore, there are a few cases that always work in the favor of the worker comp manager when they are defending claims. The factors that help in deciding which claims should be defended and which ones should denied are mentioned below... Full Story 
February 6, 2013 – 2,275 views
HR Resource
A best practice is methodology or a technique that makes innovative use of resources such as equipment, technology, data, personnel, etc. that results in a measurable and significant improvement in performance (or operation) of business. Often a firm's largest costs are the wages and salaries paid to employees. This can go up to 70% of the operating costs of a company, annually. The key to getting the right talent is creating impartial and comprehensive employee compensation plans and pay structures... Full Story 
February 6, 2013 – 2,599 views
Ann Caresani - Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
While conducting a health care reform webinar recently, we received questions that suggested the need to remind employers sponsoring group health care plans about their self-reporting obligations, and significant potential exposure to excise taxes. We are referring to excise taxes that are effective right now, not the new excise taxes that are slated for 2014 and 2018... Full Story 
February 4, 2013 – 3,099 views
HR Resource
Often frustrated employees can place negative comments about your company on major social media platforms. It can create a negative outcome for the employer and the employee. Employees that read the negative comment on the Web may react negatively too and post some more information which can harm your company’s reputation... Full Story 
February 1, 2013 – 2,610 views
Gina Yoder - Access Development
I was recently invited to offer some career advice to a group of Masters in Human Resources students. This is what I shared with them... Full Story 
February 1, 2013 – 2,217 views
Seth Hanft - Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
While audits of qualified retirement plans have become commonplace, audits of health and welfare plans have historically been much less common. Only a select group of “lucky” employers was subjected to health and welfare plan audits, and the scope of those audits was somewhat limited. Unfortunately, it appears that trend is... Full Story 
January 29, 2013 – 2,153 views
Ann Caresani - Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
As you may have heard, the U.S Supreme Court denied Hobby Lobby an injunction against the PPACA contraceptive coverage mandate. Employers who maintain health care plans are required to pay excise taxes for failure to comply with a particular aspect of the law, regardless of whether coverage is affordable... Full Story 
January 29, 2013 – 2,889 views
Ms. Selden Prentice JD - Prentice Mediation
Workplace conflict has become endemic and is costly to business. In fact, one scholar has noted that “[u]nresolved conflict represents the largest reducible cost in many businesses, yet it remains largely unrecognized.” Options for reducing workplace conflict are conflict resolution training, conflict coaching and mediation... Full Story