In my experience, pointing to your at-will status as your reason for letting someone go is rarely the best option. It leaves the ex-employee confused and searching for answers. So, while you may have let your employee go for a legitimate (and legal) reason, by not stating this during the termination you create a situation where their imagination is free to wander. The reasons she comes up with on her own may be much worse and result in the kind of legal headaches you are hoping to avoid. Perhaps she believes that the reason you fired her is because she was your only employee over 40 yea
HR departments and employers can prepare for the onrush of applications and communication from college graduates by following these tips:
With all of the hullabaloo of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it can be easy to forget about HIPAA and COBRA. With recent changes, more enforcement and larger penalties, letting ACA eclipse HIPAA and COBRA can be a costly mistake to make. After years of experience, people often forget how important it is to remain in compliance with HIPAA and COBRA and that the same simple steps may also make ACA compliance easier and more efficient.
The Internal Revenue Service has issued final regulations on the tax credit available to certain small employers that offer health insurance coverage to their employees under the Affordable Care Act.
Many companies are overlooking the opportunity to hire veterans and National Guard members to bring in high quality employees whose skills are and training make them high potential assets ready to fill the skill shortage that is holding back company growth.
The good old days of hiring only people you know are long gone. These days it would be rare for a business with a significant number of employees to have a workforce comprised only of friends and relatives.
The Michigan Minimum Wage & Overtime labor law poster has been revised to reflect the 2014 increase, effective September 1st. This is a result of the new law signed by Governor Snyder on May 27, 2014. All Michigan employers are required to post the revised notice.
Every single year, thousands of people make the decision to apply for internships. Whether it’s for the learning experience, school credit, or a desire to get a foot in the door with a certain company—internships are in high demand. For small businesses looking for a way to attract qualified college students to their company, or to save a little money by eliciting entry-level help—an internship program can be a beautiful thing.
The ACA and private exchanges could change the game when it comes to employer-sponsored health coverage. Sharon Goodman, principal at Slevin & Hart, and the International Foundation for Employee Benefit Plans provide eight areas employers need to look at when considering a private exchange.
USERRA applies to any employer that either pays an individual a salary or wages to perform work or controls an individual’s employment opportunities. This broad definition includes an individual or organization to which an employer delegates the performance of any employment-related responsibilities. An entity that performs only “ministerial functions,” however, such as personnel file maintenance or, presumably, paycheck processing, is not considered an employer.