The EEOC Employer Wellness Plan rules are scheduled to take effect January 2017. The rules allow employers to offer both incentives and disincentives for employees who choose to participate or not to participate in employee wellness programs. The new rules do not, according to the EEOC, violate ..
On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Act) delaying the effective date of the “Cadillac Tax” until 2020 and making the tax deductible. Leading opponents of the tax have said they would continue to press for it to be rescinded altoget ..
There is a lot to understand about the Sick Leave Law that began to take effect on July 1st, 2015. If you are an employee in California we thought it would good to provide a few refreshers on some of the common questions pertaining to sick leave. How do you qualify for paid sick leave? ..
The “employer mandate” is a requirement that all businesses with 50 or more full time equivalent employees provide health insurance to at least 95% of their full-time employees and dependents up to the age of 26, or pay a fee by 2016. Spouses do not count as dependents so coverage d ..
The Sacramento City Council approved a measure Tuesday that raises the city’s minimum wage to $12.50 over five years and ties it to inflation thereafter. The final vote was 6-3. Here is the wage scale the council approved Tuesday night: 2017: $10.50 2018: $11.00 ..
An underperforming worker in your company is cause for concern. Not only does your business suffer from the lack of productivity of one employee, but the lack of effort is disconcerting to the rest of your staff. Morale in the office drops and grumbling ensues. Learn how to motivate an underachi ..
When you improve the lives of your workers, your company reaps the benefits. One way to make gains in organizational development is to create a comprehensive wellness policy. When human resources contributes to the health of employees, they are more productive. Here are various components to c ..
You, as a manager, concern yourself with the needs of your company. You are the leader who makes critical decisions that either profit the business or cause it to fail. Your employees are your team, and you need their respect. They are the ones who decide if you are a good boss. Show them you va ..
The old axiom about it being a whole new world is true for the art of public speaking and presentations. Forget about starting with a quote or joke and don't struggle with an overused slides to make your points. Here are some fresh ways to keep your audience and yourself engaged in your speech. ..