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Monthly Archive: August 2016

DOL to pay $7 million over failure to pay workers overtime

File this one under “whoopsie,” because the Department of Labor – you know, the folks who have long tormented companies with their overtime payment rules – is currently under fire for not paying ITS OWN workers overtime. And, by under fire we …

The $90,000 reason you need to adequately accommodate disabled workers

Wal-Mart recently agreed to pay a former long-term employee $90,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit after the discount retailer failed to provide adequate accommodations. The lawsuit, which was filed by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, charged that Wal-Mart violated federal …

Abel HR profiled in NJBiz Business Profiles, 2016 edition

(Pictured, from left to right, are Joseph O’Shaughnessy, Vice President of Sales; Robert Schiazza II, Managing Director of Abel Benefit Solutions; James W. Bell Sr., President; and Douglas Abronkski, General Manager). We at Abel are excited to announce that we are featured …

Protecting your outdoor workers in extreme heat

Do you have a workforce that is outside for large portions of the day? If so, it might be pertinent to develop a complete heat illness prevention program that complies with OSHA standards. Specifically, under OSHA law, employers are responsible for providing workplaces …

NLRB says asking workers to keep internal investigations confidential is a violation

Add another thing to watch out for with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) because an administrative law judge for the NLRB just ruled that asking employees to keep information that’s shared/discussed during internal investigations confidential infringes upon workers’ rights under the …

One simple word to keep your work meetings on track

We’ve all sat through them – the meetings which run far past their planned time frame, largely due to too many people straying from the agenda and no one being brave enough to reel them back in and keep them off topic. …

Three rules to engage and retain Millennials in the workplace

For years, we focused on how to engage and retain baby boomers – after all, they were the largest population in the workplace, so focusing on keeping them in their cubicles made good sense! However, Millennials – a sweeping term for those …

How does your company’s 401(k) stack up?

Wondering how your company’s 401(k) plan stacks up against the competition? Well, 401khelpcenter.com has done the heavy lifting for you by analyzing data from a number of different sources to get a general picture of what folks are offering and how this …
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