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Are You "Underutilizing" Your Employment Liability Tools?

by Andrew SzczesniakJanuary 27, 2015 7:00 AM

So you have that “bad apple” employee that you have to get rid of. He’s a pain in your side. Your management team spends an inordinate amount of time dealing with him and frankly, his co-workers don’t like him either. Sounds like a no-brainer, right?

Wrong.

When letting an employee go for cause, you need to make sure that you’re protecting yourself from the liability of:

  1. An unemployment claim that will drive your unemployment insurance up, cutting into your margins or putting you in a competitive disadvantage with your competitors
  2. A potential discrimination lawsuit filed by the employee
  3. A possible violation of either the FMLA or ADA that will have the federal government breathing down your back

How do you avoid these pitfalls? As with all things, there’s an easy way and a hard way.

 

Picture of a rotten apple. Think it's easy to fire bad employees? Make sure you're protecting yourself from employer liabilities.

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Debunking 4 Common PEO Myths

by Tim AustinJanuary 20, 2015 7:00 AM

Choosing to partner with a professional employer organization (PEO) is a great decision for your business. If you’re like most business owners who are considering a PEO, you have done a lot of research and have tons of questions and concerns.

Below, we’ve debunked four of the most common PEO myths to make your decision a little easier.

GMS debunks four of the most-common PEO myths.

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How to Help Employees Keep a Common New Year’s Resolution

by Beth KohmannJanuary 13, 2015 7:00 AM

Losing weight is one of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions. After a holiday season filled with cookies, candy, and booze, it’s easy to understand why.

Unfortunately, most people don’t stick to their resolutions. In fact, so many people fail at keeping them that January 17th has become known as National Ditch Your Resolution Day.

How Does This Impact Me?

It’s simple. Unhealthy employees cost more to employ. They are less productive, more likely to miss work, increase insurance premiums, and drive up workers’ compensation costs.

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Are You a Union Shop? Are You Prepared to Be?

by Andrew SzczesniakJanuary 8, 2015 7:00 AM

We have all heard the phrase, “there are two types of people in the world. Those who… and those who…” The blank spot is usually then filled in with whatever point someone is trying to make.

In the world of business, you can make a strong case that the old adage that holds truest is “those who are union and those who are not”.

Well, many “who are not” maybe counting down the days to when they will be.

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