HR Disaster Tips

November 27, 2017

2017 has been a very costly year for natural disasters.  Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have torn a noticeable chunk out of the American economy this year. One estimate is that the two storms will knock a full percentage point off of economic growth this year, knocking projected GDP growth from 3.8 percent to 2.8 percent. […]

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Uber, the massive ridesharing company, has been in the dog house in recent months. On February 9th, 2017, Susan Fowler, a former Uber engineer, wrote a scathing account of sexual discrimination, harassment and enabling of the same that occurred during her time working for the company’s Bay Area headquarters. The company was stung by her […]

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The question of politics in the workplace has never been more important. This year’s election has been a contentious, emotional one so far. And that’s not going to get any better as we head towards November. Both leading candidates are deeply distrusted and disliked by members of each opposing camp. If recent outbursts, arguments, insults […]

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The Department of Labor has made it official: Companies are going to have to start paying overtime to millions of currently salaried workers effective December 1 of this year. The new rule will directly affect about 4.2 million employees not currently eligible to earn overtime pay who will now be able to qualify, unless their […]

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  The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently released a new set of rules governing the administration of employee wellness programs, and all employers sponsoring or considering sponsoring such plans should take note.  Here are some of the main takeaways. There’s No ADA Safe Harbor. The new regulations make clear that the EEOC does not consider […]

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Want to retain today’s young workers for the long haul? Offer flexible work arrangements, such as telecommuting, compressed work weeks, casual dress or flexible hours. That’s the overwhelming conclusion of this recently-released report from the Society for Human Resource Management.  Key findings: 55 percent of all employees surveyed say their ability to balance work and life […]

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According to a report from Milliennial Branding and Beyond.com, The Cost of Millennial Retention, companies report that it costs them an average of $15,000 and $25,000 to replace every millennial employee they lose. Multiply that by your annual turnover rate times your headcount and it’s obvious – turnover is tearing businesses’ guts out by the […]

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