Being on Time: How to Handle the Unpunctual

You not only expect employees to come to work on time, but also understand that being reliable is important. Staff coming in late can have significant time and cost consequences; chronic lateness can negatively affect productivity and profitability. Punctuality is important in every business, and in some, like the restaurant industry, it’s essential. What happens if the waiters don’t show …

Are You Getting Your Money’s Worth from Employee Benefits?

About 70 percent of employees don’t believe they get good value for the money they spend on benefits, but only 15 percent of them realize how much those benefits cost you. When your employees know more about their benefits, they’re more likely to appreciate them and believe you care about their well-being. That’s why developing a strategy to market, sell …

Is This Your Situation: Deciding if HSAS and FSAS are Right for You

As explained by the IRS, a health savings account is a tax-exempt trust or custodial account used to “pay or reimburse certain medical expenses you incur; you must be an eligible individual to qualify for an HSA.” Companies don’t need authorization from the IRS to establish one. Companies can just set one up with a trustee, typically a bank or …

What are the HR Confidentiality Rules?

HR has a responsibility to the employer as well as to employees. That’s why concerns about potential discrimination or harassment issues need to be balanced with limiting employer liability and guarding against lawsuits. Employees need to know that information will be discussed only with those who have a need to know and whose input is necessary to resolve the issue. …

When an Employee Faces a Wage Garnishment

There’s an official-looking letter on your desk: a court has informed you that a debtor is employed at your firm and you will have to start withholding the employee’s pay accordingly. There are instructions for handling this, and a notice that you will be held in contempt if you don’t respond. You will most likely have to determine the amount …