Top Reasons CEOs Get Sued, Employer I-9 Liability, and More
MSNBC: HOW TO BE A BETTER LEADER BY TAKING MEASURES TO PREVENT SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT WORK
OperationsInc CEO David Lewis returned to MSNBC studios last week to speak with Your Business’s JJ Ramberg about sexual harassment in the workplace.
EMPLOYERS LIABLE FOR I-9 SOFTWARE VENDOR FAULTS, FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE LAW
As more businesses adopt I-9 software as a means to streamline and better manage, store, and internally audit what was previously handled via paper based systems, The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) cautions that employers are at risk if their selected vendor fails to meet federal regulations. SHRM reports that “U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforecement (ICE) rulings hold an employer liable for the faults of the software vendor if its technology fails to comply with the law”. For a company with 200 employees, SHRM says this can cost a business upwards of $187,000, or $935 per violation.
WHY DO CEOS GET SUED? TWO OF THE TOP FOUR REASONS ARE HR RELATED
JD Supra Business Advisor recently released its list of The Top Four Reasons Why CEOs are Being Sued in today’s environment. Insider trading and social media blunders topped the rankings, but rounding out the list are two HR related issues. JD Supra says inadequate HR training for leadership and supervisors lead to lawsuits tied to poor hiring, performance management, disciplinary, and termination decisions. In addition, employee handbooks that include policies that are not in compliance with the law are also a major driver in these types of lawsuits.
RE-ENGAGING THE DISENGAGED
Gallup’s State of the Workplace continues to report that more than 70 percent of all American workers are disengaged at work. Business2Community outlines three ways businesses can re-engage their employees, including embracing differences across employee generations to make each generation feel relevant, communicating the role each employee plays in the overall success of the organization, and praising teams for a job well done.
MEDICARE CREDITABLE COVERAGE NOTICES DUE OCTOBER 15TH
By October 15th, organizations offering prescription drug coverage must notify their Medicare-eligible participants as to whether the plan is Creditable or Non-Creditable. Coverage is defined as “Creditable” if it is expected to cover as much as the standard Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. It is required that the notice is delivered in a timely manner so that participants can elect to enroll in a Medicare Part D plan during the enrollment period, which runs from October 15th through December 7th.
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