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What New Marijuana Laws Mean to Employers

In November, voters in California, Massachusetts, Maine and Nevada decided to legalize the use of recreational marijuana, joining Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington and the District of Columbia. Residents in Montana voted to roll back marijuana provider restrictions, and Florida, Arkansas and North Dakota legalized marijuana use for medical reasons. Medical marijuana is already legal in 25 other states and the District of Columbia.

What does this mean for employers? 

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Get a Grip on Your Company Holiday Party

Vanessa Matsis-McCready, assistant general counsel and HR manager at Engage, and others, share some practical advice for keeping workplace festivities sane.

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Flexibility for Holiday Time Off Increasingly Important in Diverse Workforce

Engage's Vanessa Matsis-McCready speaks to SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) about the importance of clear company policies related to time off.

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4 Steps to Supporting the Mental Health of Your Employees

Mental illnesses cause more work-loss days than any other chronic condition including heart disease, diabetes and hypertension. The indirect costs associated with mental illness, from decreased productivity to accidents, have been estimated at almost $300 billion a year.

Employers of any size can be proactive in their support of the mental health of their employees and their dependents by taking some of the following steps...

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Developing an Effective Financial Wellness Strategy

Engage's Dorothy Miraglia-King talks to Workforce magazine about the benefits of building programs to enhance the financial wellness of employees.

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Fluctuating Workweek: What it is and how it saves you money

The Department of Labor’s final rule increasing the salary threshold for overtime exemptions has left many wondering what they will do with their salaried employees who do not meet the new threshold.

Can I afford giving them a raise? If I move them to hourly, can I afford overtime at time-and-a-half?

The good news is that raising an employee’s salary or moving them to hourly are not the only two options.