Category Archives: Guest Writers

Feb 24, 2016  |   By Porschia Parker →

Are Tomorrow’s Leaders Ready Today? Three Things You Need to Know

What do you see as you look around a typical office?   Once you get past the coffee cups, computer monitors, and creatively designed (or not so creatively designed) desks, it’s about the people.   Diversity in the workplace has increased substantially within the last 10-15 years. There is a wealth of information out there about diversity driving business growth, economic performance, and innovation.   Differences in the     Continue reading

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May 7, 2014  |   By Felicia Crawford-Smith →

3 Things Employers Should Do After an Employee is Arrested for a DUI

Last week I received a rather unusual call from a good friend who is a VP of HR at a well-known company outside of Atlanta.  It seems that Sheryl (not her real name) had been the recipient of an email from an employee in another department.  This employee’s email contained info on someone else at the company- who had been arrested for a DUI.  Sheryl     Continue reading

Posted in Americans with Disabilities Act, At Will Employment, Best HR Practices, Employee Performance Management, Featured, Guest Writers   |  

Sep 17, 2013  |   By Sarah Bowen →

Derailed: How Can You Avoid a Costly Hiring Mistake?

When was the last time you saw a headline on Google News announcing yet another executive scandal? It happens almost daily, right? Our media is plagued with accounts of corporate fraud, audit scandals, and inter-office indignity. How can we, as HR, employment law and talent management professionals avoid the selection of leaders who dive off the deep end? While there is no way to completely     Continue reading

Posted in Best HR Practices, Employee Performance Management, Featured, Guest Writers, Hiring and On-boarding   |  

Dec 4, 2012  |   By Millennium Benefits Consulting →

The Basics: Employer Overview of Family & Medical Leave

A.             Definition of Family Medical Leave Family Medical Leave (FML) is a benefit that eligible/covered employers are required to offer to all eligible employees.  FML was created by the Department of Labor (DOL) through the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 (often referred to as “FMLA”). THE PURPOSE OF FML Family Medical Leave was designed to provide a means by which employees could balance their     Continue reading

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Oct 27, 2012  |   By Felicia Crawford-Smith →

T & A: There’s Never Been a Better Time to Get Some

Time and attendance headaches are everyone’s problem. Have you ever had an issue with a chronically late employee?  You know the one.   He slinks in at 9:30 a.m. more than a couple of days per week, even though his official arrival time is supposed to be 9:00 a.m.  Does he provide a simple phone call that he’ll be late or even a half hearted apology?      Continue reading

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Oct 11, 2012  |   By Millennium Benefits Consulting →

ALERT – Benefits Compliance Deadline October 15

    Employer Benefits Compliance – October 15th Deadline Medicare D Creditable Coverage Notification If you are an employer who provides prescription drug coverage as part of your benefit package, you are required under the Medicare Modernization Act to annually disclose to your Medicare-eligible population whether the pharmacy plan is “creditable” or “non-creditable”.  “Creditable” means the prescription drug coverage provided meets or exceeds the Medicare     Continue reading

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Sep 3, 2012  |   By Barbara Kaufman →

For CEOs, It Doesn’t Have To Be Lonely At The Top

This article was originally published in the June 29-July 5, 2012 edition of the Atlanta Business Chronicle.  It is republished with the permission of the author. Like most adages or clichés, “lonely at the top” rings true most of the time.  Whether you own your business, are a CEO, or the head of your department, it can be very challenging to make decisions and shape     Continue reading

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Aug 19, 2012  |   By Millennium Benefits Consulting →

Open Enrollment: A Fresh Look

Millenium Benefits Consulting offers a different perspective on what is normally one of the biggest headaches in an employer’s year.  Take a quick look to see if it helps… Yikes – Open Enrollment is just around the corner! Yep, it’s true – for plans renewing on January 1, 2013 – open enrollment is right around the corner.  Most employers and employees alike dread the open     Continue reading

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May 9, 2012  |   By Millennium Benefits Consulting →

“Qualifying Events” Made Easy

  As an employer, one question that challenges you again and again is which benefits can be changed when an employee experiences a family status change.  You may even ask “ what is a family status change or qualifying event”.    For example, an employee gets a divorce and has dependents.  Can the dependents remain on the medical, dental and vision benefits?  Or an employee adopts     Continue reading

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Apr 19, 2012  |   By Felicia Crawford-Smith →

HR Insider: Pregnancy & the ADA

I recently had lunch with a friend who is happily expecting her first child. While this is certainly an exciting time for her and her husband, she couldn’t help but be anxious about her company’s attitude concerning her pregnancy and the new arrival. Specifically, when she asked the company’s HR Manager about her options for time off before and after delivery, the Manager told her     Continue reading

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