Entries by Lori De Leon, SPHR, SHRM-CP

The Costs and Trends of Employee Turnover – Part 1

“Employee turnover” is the number or percentage of workers who leave an organization and are replaced by new employees. According to Gallup, U.S. businesses are losing $1 trillion every year due to voluntary turnover, and the annual turnover rate in 2017 was at 26.3%. In 2018, the Work Institute reported that 28.6% of employees will […]

The Workers Compensation Notice: Why You Need to Post It!

In most states, employers are required to carry workers’ compensation coverage after the employer reaches a certain number of employees. And where some states will only require employers to inform their employees whether or not they carry workers’ compensation insurance coverage, others may require you to post a workers compensation notice in the form of […]

Can Employees Take FMLA Leave for the Flu?

Cold and flu season is here, and employees are missing work because of the flu. For this week’s HR Scenario, let’s take a look at a question from one of our small business clients: Can an employee take FMLA leave for the flu? While you might assume the flu is not covered by the Family […]

HR Scenario: Employee Misconduct & Mental Health Issues in the Workplace

For this week’s scenario, let’s take a look at addressing employee misconduct when an employee states the conduct was caused by a mental disorder. Here’s the situation: You are a manager for a call center. This morning you received a call from a customer complaining that during a recent call, your employee (John), became threatening, […]

Youth Employment: What you need to know about teen workers and summer hiring

According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment typically rises for 16- to 19-year-olds during June, July, and August. Employers considering hiring minors must understand the federal and state laws as they relate to the employment of minors. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) imposes federal restrictions on the employment of children and […]