Category Archives: Business

Effective Communication: The Employee Handbook

Effective Communication: The Employee Handbook Employee handbooks explain the relationship and responsibilities of employee and employer and provide clear communication on a variety of employment topics. A well-written employee handbook establishes guides for the workplace and protects the employer from liability. A Guide Handbooks specify expectations, rules and compensation. A comprehensive employee handbook will include…
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OSHA Increases Maximum Penalty Amounts

OSHA Increases Maximum Penalty Amounts HIGHLIGHTS The 2015 Bipartisan Budget Act directed OSHA to increase civil monetary penalty amounts to account for inflation. OSHA’s initial adjustment includes a 78 percent increase in penalty amounts for 2016. OSHA will adjust civil penalty amounts for inflation every year, beginning in January 2017. IMPORTANT DATES July 1, 2016…
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The Employee Handbook is a living, breathing document

The Employee Handbook is a living, breathing document We have just hired a new employee, when do their benefits start?  An employee just quit, when does their health coverage end?  An employee was just called for Jury Duty, is the company suppose to pay her?  An employee's wife is sick and he wants time off--can…
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Workers Compensation Cost

Workers Compensation Cost - How Much Money are you Leaving on the Table? Workers Compensation Cost be it MOD, EMR, Ex-Mod…Call it what you want; this little number has a big impact on the amount of premium you are paying for Workers Compensation insurance.  For many business owners, their Experience Modification Rating is a bit…
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Strategies to Sharpen Employee Communication Skills

Strategies to Sharpen Employee Communication Skills Effective employee communication is a vital aspect of the employer-employee relationship. It shows employees that they are valued by the company; conversely, a lack of communication can make them feel unappreciated, fostering discontentment and low morale. Poor communication may also suggest to employees indifference to their performance and result…
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