NLRB Grants Employee Use of Company Email for Non-Work Agendas

Did the NLRB really just grant employees the use of Company email for union-related communications? Yes, yes they did. Employees can now use company-provided email outside of work time (if already accessible) to organize union activity, discuss workplace conditions, and communicate other NLRB-protected issues. If your company provides an email system but you don’t think this ruling will have any…

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Case Study: Healthcare Software Company, Utah

This growing healthcare software company located in Salt Lake County, Utah, provides patient flow solutions to hundreds of hospitals and medical centers. They contacted Stratus.hr (known as that time as ISIhr) in 2012, looking for a better solution to manage payroll and HR. The payroll provider they were working with was difficult to get in touch with and didn’t provide…

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Where did all the good employees go?

During the economic downturn, you scaled back on hiring to keep your business afloat. Now that things have stabilized, you’re struggling to find quality employees to work for you. Unemployment is still relatively high, so why can’t you find talented applicants? Perhaps the question should be turned inward. Ask yourself the following questions to get a feel for how others…

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Ebola in the Workplace… What Would You Do?

If you work in the healthcare industry, chances are you recently went through or are scheduled to attend Ebola Prevention training. But should employees beyond the healthcare industry be concerned? With the recent outbreak in West Africa (and the largest Ebola outbreak in history), social media has been trending with both panic and rationale that has made employers of all…

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2015 FSA and HSA Open Enrollment

The month of November is Open Enrollment for the Section 125 Flexible Spending Plan (FSA), and electing contributions to a Health Savings Account (HSA).  The effective date for the enrollment is January 1, 2015.  Open enrollment is the only time, barring qualified life events, when eligible, full-time employees can enroll in FSA benefits for the new calendar year.  Benefits include:…

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Employee Handbook: a Necessary Evil

Employee handbooks are not typically the favorite part of employment. Employees are usually required to read one when hired (or at least sign saying they acknowledge they’ve read it) because it’s a protection for employers. A good handbook becomes a resource to employees regarding the company’s mission, vision, benefits, policies and procedures, acceptable behavior, and so on. But it seems…

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NBS Announces Enhancements to Flexible Benefit Systems

National Benefit Services (NBS) is excited to announce upcoming enhancements to its flexible benefit systems on September 1st of this year! Some of the new tools include: Mobile App for Participants View up-to-date balances Submit claims right from your smart phone Receive alerts concerning your benefit accounts New and easy to use NBS web portal as the Plan Sponsor Interact…

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