Couples where both spouses work pose HR challenges—as well as opportunities. Case in point: employees who are members of your group health and/or dental plans and are also covered by their spouse’s plan. Having another payer in the picture complicates claims processing; but it also creates an opportunity to save money and expand the employee’s coverage. To reap these benefits, you must implement a “coordination of benefits” (COB) system. Here’s how COB works—and a quiz…..
Responding to dangerous work refusals isn’t simply about figuring out if an employee’s fears are reasonable; a big part of the challenge is ensuring that you follow the proper procedures for investigating work refusals set out in your jurisdiction’s OHS laws. Many a company with a strong case on the merits has ended up on the wrong end of a refusal case because of a procedural snafu. Here’s a look at 8 of the most common work refusal response traps…….
Employees who drink alcohol at work create a liability risk for your organization. Of course, you probably have a policy that bans drinking on the job. But not all organizations are vigorous about enforcing their policy. Workplaces where drinking is condoned and even those where the drinks are provided by the employer….