Hey, you know how employers can fire employees who violate their weapons policy by keepings guns in their trunks on company property? Well a bill that would take that right away has been shot down. Still, the experts at Ford Harrison advise caution before pulling the trigger on a termination. Click here for more.
I’m sure your files are in tip-top order. I’m sure the cabinets all open and close without jamming, that there are color-coded labels, and you know exactly what’s where. I’m sure you know just what you have to keep in a personnel file, how long you have to keep it, and what needs to be kept separately. I’m sure about you. But just in case, I’m gonna leave this helpful link about personnel files right here. No judgment. I won’t even look at the click stats.
I bet you saw this coming, but the big news this week in health care reform is MORE DELAYS for employers. Let me break it down for you:
Blah blah blah, Obamacare, blah blah blah, delays, blah blah blah, employer requirements. Click here for blah blah blah from the Wall Street Journal.
Oh, you want a more entertaining disaster? Look no further than this AMAZING performance from the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics.
As an employer, you probably spend a lot of time thinking about your business: the recordkeeping requirements (stay tuned for more on this in a coming article), the bottom line, and, of course, your human resources. Perhaps, though, the focus is on what employees can do for you, when it might be helpful to consider what you can do for employees. I’m pretty sure having a happy workforce makes running a business much smoother. (HR professionals, preach!)
So, what makes employees happy? Money, security, balance? Click here for a fantastic info-graphic that shows the answer.
Pregnancy just got a little bit sweeter for New Jersey employees. Aside from having that “pregnancy glow” and the joy of knowing that you are bringing life into the world, expecting mothers now have the right to reasonable accommodation in New Jersey. A new New (yeah, Mircrosoft word, I did mean to say new twice) Jersey law reinforces the already strong New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJ LAD) and states that employers must offer reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees (as well as new mothers) and cannot discriminate against an employee for pregnancy related reasons. Go moms!
Back in the day making friends was easy, you would just go up to the kid with the new Red Power Ranger action figure and ask if he wanted to battle with your sweet new Raphael Ninja Turtle. Boom, new BFF. Now the Internet has complicated issues a bit. How are you supposed to build business relationships if you can’t shake hands and exchange cards? Our real life BFFs at the Georgia Chamber have a webinar coming up that shows you how.
The hiring process can be stressful. You need to have the right job description. You need to make sure your employment applicants are up to snuff. You need to find an applicant who thinks your jokes are funny. So much to do! Like, did you know can’t ask someone where they were born in an interview? Well, ya can’t! Turns out there are a bunch of things you shouldn’t ask an applicant. Check out more of them here.