Be Clear About Your Summer Dress Policy

Be Clear About Your Summer Dress Policy

CJC Employer Trends, Employment, Work Culture

The workplace is becoming increasingly informal, but if your organization has a summer (or relaxed or causal) dress policy, it must be clearly defined to avoid problems. According to a recent OfficeTeam survey of senior managers, U.S. workers are dressing more casually than they did five years ago. Nearly half of respondents said that their employees’ work attire is overly …

can you be fired for growing a beard

CJC Compliance, Employer Trends, HR News, Terminations

Given the facial fur trend, ranging from hipsters and gamers to technology industry titans and sports heros, the topic of employment terminations for beard growth is long overdue. After our views of a recent AP News re-post of a Muslim police officer scoring a win against the NYPD skyrocketed, we are taking a look at the employee and employer side of the argument. …

Preparation Reduces Risk of Terminations Gone Bad

Preparation Reduces Risk of Terminations Gone Bad

CJC Employment, HR News, Terminations

Terminating an employee is a difficult and uncomfortable experience, but it can be done efficiently and professionally. Being respectful of the terminated employee helps reduce the risk of wrongful termination claims for the organization and betters the chances that he or she will walk away without engaging in retaliatory behavior. Although most separations go smoothly, any termination can go wrong, …

Don’t Make These Common FMLA Mistakes

Don’t Make These Common FMLA Mistakes

CJC Benefits, Compliance, HR News

Even seasoned HR professionals can get confused when administering leave, but understanding the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is crucial to an employer’s workplace compliance. The law requires covered employers to provide unpaid leave for certain family and medical situations, return the employee to the same or an equivalent position at the end of the leave period and …

Commuter Reimbursement Mandate

Commuter Reimbursement Mandate Approaching Expiration

CJC HR News

The temporary grace period made available to employers under the Commuter Reimbursement Mandate (CRA) is about to expire. That means employers with 20 or more full-time employees in New York City are required to offer their full-time employees pre-taxable commuter benefits by July 1, 2016, or else face noncompliance penalties. If you need assistance on setting up an account, please …