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How are Workers’ Compensation Payouts Determined?

Workers’ compensation is the type of insurance that your workplace is required to hold to protect itself in case of an injury or accident that you or another employee has on the job. An accident on the job could be caused by personal negligence or by a problem in the work environment. ...




The Dangers of Substance Abuse in the Workplace

Alcohol and drug abuse by employees cause many expensive problems for business and industry ranging from lost productivity, injuries, and an increase in health insurance claims. The loss to companies in the United States due to alcohol and drug-related abuse by employees totals $100 billion a year, according to the The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information. ...




5 Ways Employers Should Promote Work-Life Balance

A large part of keeping qualified employees and ensuring that they put forth their best effort is to foster an environment with a healthy work and life balance. A healthy balance gives an employee more control over their actions and life in general, leading to better cooperation, less stress, and more motivation. ...




How Much Money Should You Invest In Security When Starting Your Business?

All businesses have different security risks that must be considered during the startup process. Because the general risks in different industries vary, a manager or business owner must structure a security blueprint that focuses on protecting vulnerable spots on a property. ...




Inside the Hospital: How to Run an Effective Administration

If you have recently been named a hospital administrator or are just looking to improve your skills, then there are several points you need to consider. Thinking about these points will allow you to be more effective in your job. Here are some points to consider. ...




Train Managers to Spot Employment Law Issues

CHICAGO—There's been an accident at work, an employee is injured and multiple co-workers witnessed the event. After the injured worker has been helped, the manager supervising the crew should:
 

A. Gather all the witnesses in one room to get an account of what happened and then submit that account in a report to HR. ...




Best Practices for Providing Great Customer Service While On the Go

Digital nomads. Remote teams. Mobile service providers. Although all of these jobs may seem completely unrelated to one another, they have one thing in common: they require the people working in these situations to conduct their business dealings while they’re on the go. ...




Starbucks Is Closing All Its U.S. Stores for Diversity Training Day. Experts Say That’s Not Enough

Corporations often employ knee-jerk reactions and swift changes to appease an enraged public when controversy arises.
 
In Starbucks’ case, it was the announcement that all U.S. stores would close Tuesday, May 29 for a “racial bias education day” after a Philadelphia-based employee called the police on two black men — Donte Robinson and Rashon Nelson — who sat in the store for several minutes in April. ...




How to Ask Your Boss for Time to Learn New Things

We all want to learn and grow. Improving our skills and being exposed to new ideas not only makes us better at our jobs but makes us happier and more engaged at work. But with a full-time job, it can be tough to find the time and resources to dedicate to personal development. ...




When Should Employers Use Nondisclosure Agreements?

Nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) are used for a variety of reasons—including to protect employers' sensitive business information. But when should NDAs be used, and what types of information should be protected?
 
News about overreaching noncompetes that prevent low-wage earners from working for competitors and NDAs that may silence victims of harassment have motivated state legislators to regulate employer use of restrictive covenants. ...