7 Ways to Eliminate FMLA Abuse

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave. Eligible employees are entitled to: Twelve workweeks of leave in … Continue reading 7 Ways to Eliminate FMLA Abuse

HIPAA Permits Certain Disclosures for Workers’ Compensation Purposes

Various Disclosures Permitted without Individual Authorization Employers are reminded that the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) permits disclosures of an individual’s health information for workers’ compensation purposes. Most notably, HIPAA permits covered entities–including health care providers and their business associates–to disclose the health information of an individual to workers’ compensation insurers, employers, … Continue reading HIPAA Permits Certain Disclosures for Workers’ Compensation Purposes

10 Steps for Hiring Dynamic Leaders: Watch Your Profits Soar!

Recruiting dynamic leaders can be a difficult task. Therefore, I am sharing with you my 10 steps to successfully hire stellar executives. If followed appropriately, you can land great management staff almost every time! Happy reading! Be organized and prepared to hire before posting the position! Review the organizational mission, vision, and values. Align the business … Continue reading 10 Steps for Hiring Dynamic Leaders: Watch Your Profits Soar!

10 Ways to Spot Potentially Violent Employees in the Workplace

A few years ago, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, a married couple, shot and killed 14 people and injured 21 others at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California. The two targeted a San Bernardino County Department of Public Health training event and holiday party with about 80 employees in attendance at the rented … Continue reading 10 Ways to Spot Potentially Violent Employees in the Workplace

Lawsuits Could Result from Failure to Administer Performance Evaluations to Employees

Excerpt from Vanessa’s Book, 101 Costly HR Mistakes… and How to Fix Them! During an HR Audit, “Simon,” the Facilities Coordinator, requested to speak with me. He told me a story I will never forget. This is Simon’s Story: “I was promoted to the Director of Facilities a year ago. I was excited and really loved … Continue reading Lawsuits Could Result from Failure to Administer Performance Evaluations to Employees

OSHA Not Currently Accepting Electronic Submissions of Illness and Injury Logs

Agency Intends to Propose Extension of Electronic Submission Date The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that it is not accepting electronic submissions of injury and illness logs at this time. As a result, OSHA intends to propose extending the July 1, 2017 date by which certain employers are required to submit their … Continue reading OSHA Not Currently Accepting Electronic Submissions of Illness and Injury Logs

“Just Obnoxious Behavior” or “Illegal Sexual Harassment Conduct” in the Workplace?

Excerpt from Vanessa’s Book: 101 Costly HR Mistakes and How to Fix Them! Tim White loved to flirt with the ladies in the office. That was just his style. He would wink at the women, tell them they looked nice, and tap them on their shoulders while nodding his approval. He talked loud to impress … Continue reading “Just Obnoxious Behavior” or “Illegal Sexual Harassment Conduct” in the Workplace?