Protecting Employee Data: Good Policy & It’s the Law

Protecting against identity theft

Identity theft has been reported as the fastest growing crime in our country and it continues to grow at an alarming rate.

If you have ever been a victim or know someone who has been a victim of identity theft, then you can understand the devastating effect it has on the victim’s life.

No Cost Employment Law Resources

How many times have you heard, “There is no such thing as a free lunch”?  Well we want to share with you two resources from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) designed to provide “hands-on” information to assist business owners develop wage, benefit, safety and health, and nondiscrimination policies for their organization. FirstStep Overview Advisor […]

Transportation

carpool

Have you considered carpooling with other coworkers or even people who work close by?  Carpooling is a great way for eveyone participating to save on gas.  Gas prices are a concern for many and the financial savings can be significant.  If you live in an area with tolls or parking fees, carpooling can help alleviate […]

Administative Professionals Day

ThankYou

Today is Administrative Professionals Day.  Administrative Professionals Day is one of the largest workplace observances outside of employee birthdays and major holidays.  More than 1.4 million secretaries and administrative assistants are honored in the United States today. Tell your administrative professionals thank you today!

Simple Switches In The Lunch Room

PlasticWare

There are additional simple switches you can do around the office to help reduce waste!  Consider implementing reusable utensils in your break or lunch room to replace any plastic items available.  How about offering dish cloths that can be washed and reused to employees for washing their lunch dishes?  Reusable plates and bowls can easily […]

Happy Earth Day!

Earth Day

Happy Earth Day!  When it comes to Earth Day many of us consider what we can do in our home and community, but what about in the office? Do you recycle?  If not, consider implementing recycling in your office.  Offices are full of paper – all of which can be recycled.  Also, consider the waste […]

Confirming Employment Eligibility

The role of human resource and payroll professionals has evolved significantly in recent years.  Both HR and payroll professionals are tasked to do more and the skills required have expanded in conjunction with their growing scope of responsibilities. The Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration work together to confirm employment eligibility.  The I-9 […]

Employee or Intern?

Typically employees may not volunteer to work unpaid hours, so how is it students, normally called interns, can essentially work for an employer without pay?  It would seem as though employers are receiving a free pass to hire a student to do the work of an employee they would normally pay for the same tasks.  […]

Protecting Employee Information

Employment fraud through identity theft has increased exponentially over the last few years.  To understand the severity of the situation, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reports it receives approximately 50,000 ID theft complaints a week.  Most of the complaints filed with the FTC are related to tax refund scams. What is identity theft? Identity theft […]