Hearing loss is a common disability, affecting about 48 million people in the United States. The impacts of hearing loss on the workforce are far-reaching, and can result in lost productivity, lower wages, and increased safety risks.
Category: Human Resources
The National Safety Council (NSC) released an “Opioids at Work Employer Toolkit” that employers can use to address workplace impacts of the ongoing opioid crisis. The NSC encouraged employers to implement robust drug-free workplace policies and called on employers to equip their workplaces with first-aid kits containing naloxone (an overdose reversal drug), provide supervisor education […]
The American job market has been seeing historically low unemployment levels for some time now, meaning it’s harder for employers to find qualified job applicants to fill key positions. But some industries are feeling the sting of the tight labor market more painfully than others.
With more than 2,000 estimated growing facilities in the U.S., and with 5 times more employees than the coal industry, the cannabis (Marijuana) business is booming. Thirty-four states, along with the District of Columbia (D.C.), have medical marijuana statutes on the books. In addition, 10 states and D.C. have also approved it for recreational use, […]
In case you haven’t noticed the large clouds forming outside building entrances, the use of e-cigarettes—also called vaping—is on the rise. As a result, many facility managers and their organization’s HR teams are playing catch-up to answer questions from employees, colleagues, and executives.
Service and emotional support animal accommodations have become an issue for facilities, especially public ones like shopping malls, restaurants, movie theaters, medical offices, and recreational facilities. Even private facilities may have to address the issue with tenants. With that in mind, we’re providing facilities managers an analysis of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) public […]
When you’re interviewing to find the next member of your facilities management team, it’s important to be prepared with the right questions—and know to skip the wrong ones. In this article, we’re taking a look at some behavioral questions you can ask to ensure you make the right hire, plus we’ll review a few questions […]
Coworkers don’t always see eye to eye—and that holds true in facilities management. What steps do you take to resolve conflicts among your team members? Do you find the process effective? Here is a simple 8-step conflict resolution process that you and your employees can use to resolve any type of workplace conflict.
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers must maintain records of hours worked by each nonexempt employee. That means companies bear the ultimate burden of showing that records of hours worked are in fact accurate. If an employer is sued by an employee, a group of employees, or the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) […]
A state appeals court recently affirmed that California employers are not required to pay for slip-resistant shoes their employees must wear for work. It’s not just in California, though—similar exemptions exist at the federal level. If you require such footwear for your facilities staff, read up on the details of the issue here.