Performance Appraisals: In or Out (and How To Decide)?

“I’m a four." “I’m a five." “I’m a three and that’s not good." “I don’t have a number, so I do not know where I stand." Performance ratings, indeed...

Unlimited PTO: Past or Future?

A growing number of employers are switching to Unlimited PTO Programs (UPTOP). However, we may start to see these numbers level off with new state...

Employment Law Changes for 2019

With 2019 quickly approaching, Employers Council provides the following brief update of notable employment law changes. In addition to federal law changes, the focus of...

GPS Tracking and the Fourth Amendment

Some employers are turning to global positioning system (GPS) tracking to monitor employees who drive as a primary function of their work duties. Employers cite...

Holiday Party Considerations Aren’t “All Legal”

In the Employers Council’s 2018 Miscellaneous Benefits & Pay Practices survey, 88 percent of respondents indicated that they are providing some type of all-expenses-paid holiday...

Human Resources Sharpens Focus on Company Culture

For a second year in a row, 80 percent of human resources (HR) leaders at small and medium sized businesses report their departments have a...