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January 4, 2013 – 2,735 views
HR Resource
Social media sites play a crucial role in most companies, when it comes to the hiring process. Social media tools such as Facebook, Linkedln, and Twitter let employers learn a lot about their job applicants. They will be able to get information about the experience, skills, and the qualification of the applicants easily. But there has been a lot of controversy regarding the usage of social media in the hiring process... Full Story 
January 4, 2013 – 2,142 views
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There are many kinds of insurance programs which are designed to help the citizens of US. Medicare is one such insurance program that guarantees health coverage to Americans who are aged 65 and above and to younger people with disabilities. SSI or Supplemental Social Income is a social security insurance program designed to help aged, disabled, and blind people with little or no income. Workers’ Compensation is another insurance program that benefits employees who are disabled or injured on the job... Full Story 
January 2, 2013 – 2,314 views
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Non-discrimination tests are to make sure contributions do not discriminate and act in favor of shareholders, officers, or employees whose main duties include supervision of other employees or those that are highly compensated. These tests are several calculations that are done on benefit, enrollment, and cost data that is provided by the employer group. The testing is done annually and aims at demonstrating that certain employees are not benefiting from the company... Full Story 
December 26, 2012 – 2,086 views
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It can be a tricky thing to try to get people to retire when they don't want to do so. This is because pride comes into the picture. It is also obviously because people don't want to go into an early retirement for financial reasons. The key in this case is to find ways to ease the implementation of retirement and help keep down the risks associate with retirement programs to make sure that employees are more attracted by them. Lump sum programs, and 401k retirement plans are often a good way to help to get people to retire. Other tips for adding incentives for early retirement include... Full Story 
December 19, 2012 – 2,734 views
HR Resource
Mental health problems can cause very complex problems for human resource departments. There are some types of employment where mental health problems may pose danger for other employees or the public. In particular, policemen, firemen, mass transit workers, nuclear power plant employees, and people who work in large construction projections cause the most concern. Mental health problems certainly affect other types of industries also, but they may not have the same level of danger. However, staff morale, productivity and the effectiveness of the organization may be hampered by an employee that is disruptive and mentally ill. As the administrator do you have the right to order a psychological exam?... Full Story 
December 17, 2012 – 2,395 views
John Henrey
The population of Fair Act ("FLSA") establishes standards for what amounts to a few hours, overtime and child labor laws. But perhaps the greatest impact on employment in the United States is to establish a minimum wage. But not just does the minimum wage change. But not all workers are entitled to receive it. So whether you are an employer or employee, there are some things you should know about minimum wages and employment... Full Story 
December 14, 2012 – 2,745 views
HR Resource
If your business winds up with a lot of unemployment claims, your unemployment insurance rates are guaranteed to go up. Contesting unemployment claims—and avoiding them altogether—requires that a business or company make an effort to train employees well in addition to having clear documentation regarding any employee misconduct. If a business contests an unemployment claim, the burden of proving just cause for firing the employee falls on the business. Even if the employee you fired cursed out customers, stole from you and set your business on fire, if you don't have any documented proof of what this person did to cause her firing, you won't be able to prove your case... Full Story 
December 14, 2012 – 1,993 views
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COBRA was enacted by Congress in 1986 and allows qualified individuals the opportunity to continue their elected medical coverage such as health, dental, vision or a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) through their employer's group health plan. COBRA applies to employers with 20 or more FTE's (full time equivalents) who sponsor a group health plan. Qualified individuals... Full Story