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By Bridget Miller
Relocation assistance is something that not all employers offer but could be worthwhile to consider. Some employers think that the expense is too great to be justified, while others think that it opens many doors and allows them access to candidates they never would have otherwise found.
By Steve Jones
Arkansas employers frequently see employees trying to overstate their workers' compensation claims to cover injuries that weren't suffered on the job. This case shows that, as frustrating as this may be, sometimes they overreach and the employer wins.
By Tammy Binford, Contributing Editor
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) portal for accepting EEO-1 reports is open, but confusion still surrounds when and how employers are to include the newly required pay and hours-worked data.
By Scott A. Holt
When is the last time you updated your social media policy? Does it still reference older social media sites like Bebo, MySpace, Digg, or about.me? Technology has undergone significant changes. You likely drafted many of your policies before the likes of Instagram and Snapchat even existed. In short, much has changed in the past few years, and it's probably time you revisited your policies.
By Corie Colliton, Project Manager, Bay Alarm Medical
Most employees think of compensation primarily in salary terms, but how aware are they of the total cost of their compensation package? And are employers properly communicating the value of benefits?
By Jamie A. LaPlante
Employers are often skittish about the optics of firing an employee who is on leave or recently returned from leave. After all, close timing between the leave and the termination can be enough on its own to establish a retaliation claim sufficient to get to a jury to decide.
By Gary Fealk
The Michigan Paid Sick Leave Act, which will require most employers with at least 50 employees to provide paid sick leave, is set to go into effect March 29.
By Justine L. Abrams
In New Jersey, medical marijuana is legal, and the state legislature will likely pass recreational pot legislation this year. We've provided a summary of the information employers should know as they wrestle with how to handle employees who consume marijuana, legal or otherwise.
By Steven L. Brenneman
Wage and hour laws have been in place at the state and federal levels for many decades, and for just as long, employers have struggled with compliance. A recent decision by the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin—reminds us that satisfying the federal requirements doesn’t necessarily allow an employer to avoid turbulence at the state-law level.
By Jane Meacham, Contributing Editor
Both Callan clients and other organizations surveyed said that for 2019, assessing fees was more important than any other activity they undertook in managing their plans.