Passage of the 2017 tax act (H.R. 1), which limits the tax deductions that businesses can claim for certain employee benefits, is likely to cause some employers to revisit their offerings. The measure, formerly known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, was passed by Congress on Dec. 20 and signed into law by President … Continue reading President Signs Tax Bill Altering Employee Benefits
Good policies—including your anti-harassment policy—can help shape the workplace culture. Here are five general recommendations for HR professionals to consider as they revisit their organizations’ existing anti-harassment policies. Don’t Be Limited to Sexual Harassment Every anti-harassment policy should cover sexual harassment. But we cannot forget that other kinds of harassment are equally unlawful and must … Continue reading 5 Effective Ways to Upgrade Your Anti-Harassment Policy
Every day, employees make decisions about whether they are willing to go the extra mile in ways that contribute to their organization’s success. These are important decisions because research shows that when employees are willing to go beyond their formal roles by helping out coworkers, volunteering to take on special assignments, introducing new ideas and work practices, … Continue reading How to Motivate Employees to Go Beyond Their Jobs
A federal judge in Texas has struck down an Obama-era federal overtime rule that would have made more than 4 million currently exempt employees eligible for overtime pay. U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant granted summary judgment to more than 55 business groups that had challenged the Obama administration’s 2016 rule that more than doubled—from $23,660 … Continue reading Federal Judge Strikes Down DOL’s Overtime Rule
HR professionals have a lot on their plates. Wearing multiple hats and dealing with tight deadlines throughout the year can lead to a lot of built-up stress and negative energy. Without proper leadership in place, many HR professionals are susceptible to burnout. Although American workers have been overworked for years, chances of burnout are higher … Continue reading 7 Ways to Avoid HR Burnout
Listen to HSLLC President Todd Surline discuss annual performance reviews with Glenn Granger, President and CEO, and Matt Bozung, Director of Human Resources, of Granger Construction!