Summer Camps and FFCRA

For many employers, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) has been a challenge for many.  One of FFCRA’s hallmarks has allowed employees to take up to 12 weeks of time off when schools and child care providers are unavailable due to COVID-19 related reasons.  This covered reason also extends to the unavailability of summer …

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July Survey Update

Insurance and Benefits Survey due July 31st Salary Budget and National Sales Compensation Survey Set to Launch July is an important month for surveys at EANE, and we a few that will be at various points of production. Surveying the area market on health insurance and other benefits, our 2020 Insurance and Benefits Survey will …

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Respect | The Critical Value Every Workplace Requires For Success!

Did you ever stop to think about how you would define respect in the workplace? It can be hard to define because it is not activity driven – it is a feeling, an environment, a part of company culture. In today’s ever-changing world we are hearing more about diversity, inclusion, equity and unconscious bias. These …

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Job Search and Analytics

Would you like to know that moment when a valued employee turns on the job-search-intent? The “I need to find a new job” moment. What is it that makes that change come about?  While job changes and employee turnover are an inevitable and often positive part of our work lives, how might your retention rate …

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How and Why Leaders Protect Their Mental Health

Article Shared by EANE Trainer | Emmy Monticelli, MBA,PCC,CPLP Most of us equate “health” to our physical health, but as Americans we don’t give much thought or practice to maintaining our “mental” health. We do cardio, lift weights and follow the latest fitness fads to maintain our physical health and appearance. However, we aren’t consciously …

The Resilience Challenge

Mapping the path forward post COVID-19 A case-study of EANE member organization, Cartamundi Normally at Cartamundi, things are pretty much all fun and games! After all, they are the world leader in card and board games with factories and employees working across the globe to bring fun and laughter to friends and families. However, the …

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Absence Management in the Wake of COVID-19

Trying to manage a business and workforce during a pandemic was not something owners, managers or HR professionals worried about, but here we are! In addition to understanding the CARES Act, PPP loans, contending with furloughs, layoffs and new workplace safety protocols we are faced with new twists on the ubiquitous business issue of managing employee …

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Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) Updates Its Model Self-Identification Form

For affirmative action employers, collecting demographic information on applicants and employees concerning their gender, race/ethnicity, disability and veterans’ status is an inherently challenging requirement.  In collecting disability background, the OFCCP has put together a model form that covered employers are required to use in terms of its content.  The model form and its contents was …

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Rhode Island Minimum Wage Increasing in October to $11.50 per Hour

Flying under the radar in the day and age of COVID is the fact that the Rhode Island statehouse passed and the Governor signed into law measures to raise the state’s minimum wage by one dollar; from its present $10.50 per hour rate to $11.50 per hour.  To view the bill – click here. Due …

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DOL Begins Enforcing FFCRA

While employers have been grappling with how to administer the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), the DOL has been forthright in providing a guidance page that has been a cumulative list of questions and answers.  Among the topics covered in the Q & A include who is covered, how to track the time off, …

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