Blog Posts for June 2018

Beat the Summer Slump: Tips to Keep Your Employees Engaged

June 13, 2018

It can be a challenge to keep employees engaged during the summer months. With a few exceptions, most companies typically experience a dip in productivity beginning around the July 4th holiday through Labor Day. Though employers should always encourage staff to take their vacation time, it is equally important to have a plan in place to help avoid worker distractions and combat the “seasonal slump.”  Here are some workplace policies and practices to consider:

Flexible Scheduling

The Supreme Court Rules Employers Can Ban Class-action Suits in Arbitration

June 6, 2018

In a landmark decision for employers, the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements are enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). This means that companies can use class action waivers in arbitration agreements to prohibit employees from banding together to take legal action over workplace issues such as wage and hour and working condition disputes.

June is National Safety Month

June 1, 2018

Observed annually in June by the National Safety Council (NSC), National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities. The NSC provides free resources highlighting a different safety topic for each week in June:

  • Week 1: Emergency Preparedness

  • Week 2: Wellness

  • Week 3: Falls

  • Week 4: Driving

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