Employee Relations

Eating with Diabetes Answers
January 4, 2022

Eating with Diabetes Answers

Curious about what habits help and could potentially avoid high sugar levels or Type 2 Diabetes? Discover some preventative steps and healthy eating habits.

Controlling Blood Pressure
January 4, 2022

Controlling Blood Pressure

Controlling blood pressure is easier with support. Managing blood pressure may help to prevent or delay heart disease, eye problems, kidney failure and more.

Cancer Support Programs – Employer
January 4, 2022

Cancer Support Programs – Employer

Improving cancer care for employees and their families. The Cancer Support Program encourages adherence to evidence-based treatments and appropriate care.

Cancer Support Programs – Employee
January 4, 2022

Cancer Support Programs – Employee

Caring support when it’s needed most. The UnitedHealthcare Cancer Support Program (CSP) provides compassionate guidance and answers for you or a family member who’s faced with cancer.

4 Fundamental Steps to Navigating Performance Management
January 3, 2022

4 Fundamental Steps to Navigating Performance Management

A quick guide for any situation Performance Management is an important responsibility for managers.  But what are some of the best practices for both positive and negative Performance Management circumstances? They’re quite similar, and both can lead to more successful outcomes and clarity for both you and your employees.  Check out the list we put together in conjunction with our…

New York COVID-19 Mandates
December 22, 2021

New York COVID-19 Mandates

New York State Mask or Vaccine Mandate Overview As previously communicated on December 10, 2021, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced a mandatory mask requirement for all indoor public places unless a vaccine requirement has been implemented. The requirements started Monday December 13, 2021 and will run through January 15, 2022, at which time the State will re-evaluate the…

OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard, Biden’s “Path out of the Pandemic” Plan – Employers Urged to Stay the Course
November 22, 2021

OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard, Biden’s “Path out of the Pandemic” Plan – Employers Urged to Stay the Course

As everyone is aware, as of November 4, 2021, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) finally published the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) in which all employers with 100+ employees must ensure that their employees are either fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or tested weekly to show a negative test result. Quickly following this announcement numerous states, human…

New York Extends Paid Time Off to Include COVID-19 Booster Vaccinations
November 22, 2021

New York Extends Paid Time Off to Include COVID-19 Booster Vaccinations

As previously signed into law earlier this year both New York public and private employers were required to provide their workforces with up to four (4) hours of paid time off to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The leave is only available for an employee’s own receipt of the COVID-19 vaccine; the leave must be paid at the employee’s regular rate…

New Jersey Temporary Disability Changes Are Coming
November 22, 2021

New Jersey Temporary Disability Changes Are Coming

New Jersey employers should make note that as of January 1, 2022, the New Jersey Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development has set to increase both the maximum weekly temporary disability benefit rate as well as the taxable wage base as outlined below: Employee taxable wage cap increase from the current $138,200 annually to $151,900 annually. Employer taxable wage cap…

OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Standard
November 8, 2021

OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Standard

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released the Emergency Temporary Standard for mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations. The ETS applies to employers with at least 100 employees or more. The standard requires employees to get vaccinated by January 4, 2022. After January 4, 2022, any employees who have not received the necessary vaccination will be required to produce a verified…