Last year, I ran into Joe at a networking event for one of the out-of-state chamber societies. Joe manages an organization with about 1,000 employees. He told me that he was having trouble with excessive new hire turnover. He shared that new hires “stayed about 2 months or 3 months and then left.” I was … Continue reading Are You Throwing Money Away on Wrong Hires?
Did you know that $209 million was paid to ransomware criminals in 2016? Unfortunately, ransomware is on the rise. Cybercriminals are turning to increasingly tougher-to-prevent monetizing cyber attacks. For businesses who become victim to ransomware attacks, the consequences can be devastating — ransomware that lands in some shared locations within networks can literally paralyze an … Continue reading 10 Steps to Avoid Ransomware
Christine Oakes worked as a manager for Barnes & Noble in Saratoga for eight years, from 2002-2010, and was fired. Ms. Oakes filed a wrongful discharge lawsuit against the company, alleging wrongful termination, gender discrimination, and other causes of action. Barnes & Noble argued that Oakes was an at-will employee who was terminated for legitimate business reasons. The … Continue reading Will Your “At-Will” Disclaimer Protect You from Wrongful Termination?
Impacted Forms I-9 Downloaded Between November 14 and 17, 2016 Employers who used a version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, that was downloaded between November 14 and November 17, 2016 should review those forms to ensure their employees’ Social Security numbers appear correctly in Section 1 of the form. Social Security Number Glitch U.S. … Continue reading Alert! Employers Should Review I-9 Forms for Social Security Number Glitch