Human Resources

/Human Resources

Dealing With Harassment? Discrimination? Wage Theft?

How Can Employees Get Justice With Mandatory Arbitration? How closely did you read the packet of paperwork on your first day of work? Or the contract that came with your cellphone? Chances are good that you unknowingly signed away your access to the courts. Arbitration clauses have become a fixture in American life. You can [...]

Hospitality Providers Must View New Cal/OSHA Hotel Housekeeping Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Regulation

Hospitality Providers Must View New Cal/OSHA Hotel Housekeeping Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Regulation In January the Cal/OSHA Standards Board approved a new regulation that requires hotels and other lodging establishments (such as resorts and bed and breakfast inns) to implement new rules to protect employees who perform housekeeping tasks from any "musculoskeletal injury." A new General Industry [...]

New Report Addresses Impact of Drug Abuse & Workplace Testing

A recent drug-testing firm has published a white paper, Economic Value of Drug Testing in the Workplace for Health Payers & Employers. The article addresses opportunities for health payers and employers recommending ways that they can utilize drug testing to: Decrease Employee Turnover and Absenteeism Reduce Employer Risk Lower Workers’ Compensation Rates: Top doctors in [...]

States Evaluate Establishing Their Own Health Insurance Mandates

Congressional Repeal of ACA’s Individual Mandate Leaves A Number of Lawmakers Examining Replacement Measures At least nine states are considering their own versions of a requirement that residents must have health insurance, a move that could accelerate a divide between states trying to shore up the ACA and other states intent on eliminating requirement. Congressional [...]