Looking for employees: an untapped source of talent

Authored by SueAnn Morrow, Ph.D., CESP, University Center for Excellence in Disabilities at the University of Iowa
February 19th, 2018

This blog is courtesy of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI) and can be found on their website here

 

Can individuals with disabilities benefit your business? Research, as well as my personal experience, says yes.

Multiple studies show hiring individuals with disabilities is good for your bottom line. While there were some differences by sector, a study by DePaul University comparing employees with and without disabilities in similar positions found employees with disabilities had longer tenure, fewer scheduled and unscheduled absences, and their job performance evaluations were almost identical. Spending less time in the hiring process and fewer disruptions in production are good for the bottom line.

Employees with disabilities can be loyal, reliable and hardworking. An additional benefit of employees with disabilities in the workforce is . . .

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Be prepared for ICE raids

Authored by hrsimple
February 19th, 2018

If your first reaction to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid would be "Ice. ICE! Baby." and a slow exhale/shaking head, then read this from our our authors at Fisher Phillips now, which includes:

  • background: heat has been turned up in 2018
  • what you can do to prepare: 5-step plan
  • what to do should the government come calling

then check this breakdown of Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby".

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Calling Dr. Love(less)

Authored by hrsimple
February 14th, 2018

We are Calling Dr. Love(less), a guest advice columnist for @RobinEShea and our authors @ConstangyLaw, to answer some workplace romance questions, including:

  • should we change our "consensual romantic relationships" policy in light of #MeToo?
  • is Valentine's Ash WednesDay a sign that the end, is in fact, near?
  • how do I move beyond a mere "working relationship" without being accused of sexual harassment?
  • what do you call marriage to a "great gal", a wandering eye, and an attractive and willing boss?

Non-exempt employees – what counts as wages?

Authored by Jill S. Kirila, Meghan E Hill and Shennan Harris at Squire Patton Boggs
February 13th, 2018

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), “wages” paid to an employee are defined to include money, but may also include “facilities” such as the reasonable cost or fair value of board, lodging, or other facilities similar to board and lodging which are customarily furnished by the employer for the employee’s benefit.

Examples of other facilities are:

  • meals provided at company cafeterias
  • tuition provided by a college to student employees
  • general merchandise provided at company stores
  • transportation provided to and from work by the employer.

The FLSA permits employers to pay wages . . .

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HR is not a happy accident

Authored by hrsimple
February 12th, 2018

With all due respect to Bob Ross, you probably can't turn your HR mistakes into an aspen copse, so check out this list of the 10 biggest HR newbie mistakes from SHRM.