Discrimination and harassment claims against your company can be time-consuming, costly and embarrassing. In order to ensure a safe and healthy work environment you need to make sure that everyone is on the same page about harassment and discrimination. Having a detailed anti-harassment policy is your company’s first line of defense against claims, but it isn’t enough. Here are 5 ways to protect your company from harassment complaints.
On December 5, 2019 the IRS released a revised 2020 Form W-4, re-titled “Employee’s Withholding Certificate”. The new form allows for more accurate withholding, greater privacy for employees and has been revised for easier completion. Here is what employers and employees need to know.
As we prepare for 2020, many companies are beginning to make plans for salary increases and compensation strategies to attract and keep top talent. The only problem is that US salary budgets are not projected to increase much in 2020. According to Stephen Miller, Online Manager/Editor of Compensation & Benefits at SHRM, “Salary-increase budgets for U.S. employers are projected to grow next year by just 0.1 percent above the actual average budget increase for 2019, confirming that wage growth isn’t accelerating much despite record-low unemployment.” So how can companies with low or nonexistent salary-increase budgets expect to secure and keep top talent? Well, it’s time to think outside the box.
I’m sure you have seen the ads claiming that you can create an Employee Handbook in minutes. It seems too good to be true, right? Well…it probably is, or rather, it should be. The employee handbook is one of the most important employment documents and it should take some time to develop.