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Two Tasks to Help Navigate the Maze of Data Security Laws

Two Tasks to Help Navigate the Maze of Data Security Laws

Data Privacy & Security

During a speech at the Federal Trade Commission on January 12, 2015, President Obama proposed a new federal law to replace what he referred to as a “patchwork” of state laws regarding data security. For employers with employees in more than one state, this patchwork of state data security laws is only the tip of…

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Workforce Analytics: Much Ado About Nothing… or Something?

Workforce Analytics: Much Ado About Nothing… or Something?

Is there substance to this concept? When faced with a major investment decision, how many organizations would bet their success on a gut feeling? How many would rely on intuition when taking a new product to market? Yet, when it comes to the workforce – one of an organization’s most expensive and valuable assets –…

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Key Tips for Boomers Working During Retirement Age

Key Tips for Boomers Working During Retirement Age

Many people are working or starting new businesses while in their 60s and 70s. As a matter of fact, almost a quarter (23.6%) of new businesses in 2013 were started by entrepreneurs ages 55 to 64 according to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial activity. So what does all of this mean to Social Security benefits…

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Beware of Misleading Online Services for Employment

Beware of Misleading Online Services for Employment

When a person wants to move to a new apartment, get a new job or apply for credit (anything from a department store charge card to a home mortgage), he or she understands that employment and income information will be requested and is usually prepared to provide the needed information. While a department store is…

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Independent Contractor or Employee? Why it Matters

Independent Contractor or Employee? Why it Matters

Most businesses would rather categorize a person working for them as an independent contractor, rather than as an employee. From a financial standpoint, it can make sense. Independent contractors don’t have to be provided with any benefits or overtime pay, the business is not responsible for providing (and paying for) unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation or…

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