August 2, 2017

Hospitals exploring stricter rules around health benefits as key elements of health strategies — SURVEY RESULTS

A growing number of hospitals are enforcing stricter rules around their health benefits as they cope with increasing health care costs and an evolving health...

August 1, 2017

EEOC wants employers with 100 or more employees to submit wage info starting March 2018

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on Sept. 29 released an updated EEO-1 reporting form, which will require covered employers to provide employee pay data beginning i...

July 31, 2017

Massachusetts Governor signs bipartisan pregnant worker protection law — STATE LAW

Governor Charlie Baker has signed H. 3680, “An Act Establishing the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act,” a bipartisan bill to extend protections to pregnant workers in the Common...

July 28, 2017

IRS Factor Explanations

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Revenue Ruling 87-41 contains factors, commonly referred to as the 20 common law factors, that are used to assess whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor for employment tax purposes. Although th...

July 27, 2017

Tennessee Employment of Minors

Tennessee’s Child Labor Act is located at Tenn. Code Ann. 50-5-101 – 50-5-222.

Under Tennessee law, an individual younger than 18 years of age is a minor.

Prohibited Employment

Tennessee law prohibits employers from employing minors under 18...

July 26, 2017

Wells Fargo: Millennials Make Greatest Gains In 401(K) Plan Participation

Rates of saving for retirement and investing habits differ from one generation to the next, according to a recent analysis of four million people who participate in 401(k) plans provided by Wells...

July 24, 2017

Safe driving kit from the National Safety Council aims to drive down crashes — PRACTICE TIP

The National Safety Council released a first-of-its-kind Safe Driving Kit to help employers eliminate the number one cause of workplace deaths—car crashes. The Safe Driving Kit,...

July 21, 2017

Suspected Drug and Alcohol Use

Question: What is the best way to confront an employee who seems to be under the influence of drugs and alcohol? This employee had bloodshot eyes, smelled of alcohol, and was “not herself.” 

Answer: If you suspect an employee has a d...

July 20, 2017

Service Dog

Question: Our employee is a military veteran and was approved by his doctor to have a service dog with him at all times. He performs pest control for restaurants, and we are concerned the dog will not be allowed in the restaurants. Do we have to accommodate...

July 19, 2017

Dress Code Violation

Question: Now that the weather is warmer, one of our employees has begun to dress inappropriately for work. Her clothes are becoming more revealing and she has worn flip flops several times. What are our options? Can we send her home to change and,...

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