Q: “While conducting an annual self-audit of employee files and I-9 compliance, I have encountered some questionable documents that I believe to be fraudulent. If I contact an ICE agent to verify these documents, will this then trigger a company wide ICE audit?” – Santana, Texas
Q. We have an employee who has been on workers’ comp for nine months. He’s not planning to have his fractured ankle operated on. HR wants to terminate him on the grounds that (after the operation) he will have been on FMLA for over a year. We realize the employee would still be carried by our insurer. Can we legally terminate an employee on workers’ comp after a year’s medical leave? — Vincent, Louisiana
What do Toyota, IKEA and The Walt Disney Company have in common? In their strong organizational cultures, people instinctively react properly to change. Here’s how to reach that level.
Several mobile apps claim to track miles you’ve driven. Some are very good, and others lack ease of use. After testing multiple apps for this, we found MileIQ.
Have you ever asked your employees how the lighting in your office affects them or about their preferences? It’s a conversation worth having.
If you want to be the type of manager who engages employees, motivates them to go the extra mile and keeps them on board, focus on these areas.
Q. Do we have to let an employee leave the United States to visit his home country while on family medical leave? Are there restrictions? — Terry, New Jersey
Companies must pay attention to Millennials—in a big way. What is it about the “start-up culture” they find attractive?
Some brands use social media like a big billboard, and they “yell” at people from this platform. Today’s consumers do not want to be “talked at,” they want to get to know your brand and your company. This requires a voice that “talks to” them.
Q. Please clarify the number of employees it takes to place a company under the obligation of Obamacare. Our insurance carrier said it had been increased from 50 employees to 100.