Monthly Archives: February 2014

Employer Bootcamp | Today’s Workplace

Learn the unwritten rules that face today’s employers. How have Technology and Demographics changed the workforce? How can employers benefit from this knowledge? This workshop will look at generational comparison and common threads to help business owners understand people today. it will also consider technology and its role in the workplace, its effect on workers, and how the employer can benefit. It will also provide an  over view of management trends. This Employer Bootcamp originally […]

Delay in the Employer Mandate

Once again there is a change in one of the key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The employer mandate requires all large employers to either provide health insurance to their employees or pay a penalty/tax of $2000 per employee per year (the first 30 are tax exempt).  A large employer is defined as having 50 or more employees (IRS determination of a full time employee). Originally the employer mandate was to take place in […]

2014 Legal Update – Part 1

This two part 2014 legislative update will look at new and changing laws as well as general trends on the local, state and federal levels. MUNICIPAL Effective January 1, 2014 sick pay leave changes came into effect for Portland OR. The key is that it applies to employees that physically work in Portland. Accrual rate is one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked- capped at 40 hours.  If you already have a […]

Love us and the Error

With love in the air surrounding Valentine’s Day, workplace romance is a hot topic for HR. Now might be a good time for your organization to consider your stance on workplace romance policies. Intracompany romance is fairly common these days as the office is where we spend so a third or more of our weekdays. Preventing employees from coupling is nearly impossible. Many companies have implemented policies because you cannot stop staff from having romantic […]