Quiz Corner: Working Under the Influence

Q: Are employees who come to work under the influence of an illegal substance covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? A: Under the ADA, employees who are currently engaged in illegal drug use are not considered qualified individuals with a disability. However, employees who are prescribed drugs to treat a condition are protected under … Continued

Job Descriptions 101

Good job descriptions are a fundamental part of recruiting and retaining your staff. They are the cornerstone for important processes such as job postings, interviewing and selection, setting expectations, training and performance management.

Request Schedule Change After Disability Leave

An employee is out on disability leave. The employee calls to request to come back to work, but only working nights and weekends. Does the employer have to accommodate this request?

7 Ways to Exhibit Managerial Courage

Managerial courage is tactfully dispensing direct and actionable feedback. It is being open and direct with others without being intimidating. When you have managerial courage, you deal with people, problems, and situations head-on.

Preventing Sexual Harassment

Creating and maintaining a harassment-free workplace is not just a legal priority but is also essential for a healthy workplace. There has been a lot of focus on sexual harassment in the media recently, however, there are broader underlying issues to address as well, such as gender equality and creating an overall culture of inclusion.

Quiz Corner: Recruiting Communications

What should an employer tell a candidate who is not selected for a position? How an organization handles it’s applicants is perceived as a reflection of how it treats its employees.

HSA Limit for Family Coverage Reduced

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced changes to certain tax limits for 2018, including a reduced contribution limit for health savings accounts (HSAs) on March 5, 2018.

Total Compensation Statements

Certainly most employees realize that their employment comes at an additional cost to their employer beyond their direct pay (base pay and/or incentive pay). However, they may not realize that employers are providing them with thousands of dollars in additional benefits, both mandated and voluntary.

Quiz Corner: Leave of Absence for Deployment

Must an Employer Grant a Leave of Absence for Deployment? Q: One of my employees is a member of the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). She notified me that she has been asked by NDMS to deploy for hurricane victim medical assistance duty. I am short employees and need her to … Continued