February 14th is quickly approaching and it brings with it a whole slew of troubles for employers. Aside from the usual romance in the workplace issues, employee attendance, harassment, and office parties can all cause an employer a good amount of trouble:
When you think about workplace safety, you probably picture injuries and accidents, but in reality, safety means much more than that. The hardest aspect of having a safe workplace is thinking about the unexpected threats, the freak incidents as well as the hidden everyday dangers. Employers can be intimidated by the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) because a majority of it applies to very specific industries.
This list is meant to help the everyday office become a little bit safer. Take a minute to make sure you are doing all you can to keep your staff safe!
In the last year, we have seen a rise in wearable technology. From the newly released Apple Watch to the spread of Bluetooth devices, it seems that technology is becoming more integrated into our daily lives than ever. These new advancements are causing people are to view their technology as a permanent accessory and not just a device that is used periodically throughout the day. Many carry their cellphones constantly in their hands, feeling the need to have them easily accessible at moments notice. While this shift towards constant technology use can result in higher productivity and better communication, it can also cause a whole mess of problems for employers. Below are a few issues that can arise out of what experts are calling "wearable technology."
When it comes to employment law, staying up to date with the latest law updates and best practices can seem like a full-time job, and a boring one at that! We like to keep current with the latest HR happenings by routinely checking a few blogs and websites. Each website offers a different perspective or delivery on HR that keeps us entertained AND informed, a task that can be a tall order when it comes to the sometimes dry world of employment law. Check out a few of our favorite resources here.
Every August millions of students return to school from summer vacation. While it may not seem that relevant to the 9 to 5 workforce, the school year can impact employers in several ways, from internships to continuing education benefits. Here are a few things to look out for as school gets back in session.