Assess Your Risk of Heart Attack

June 12, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized,YPHR Blog

Heart attacks are becoming so common that now every 40 seconds someone in the United States suffers an attack! A heart attack is a temporary lack of oxygen to the heart muscle that is usually caused by a disruption in blood flow. As plaque builds up in arteries, blood clots can form and muscle damage or death can occur. To prevent this from happening to you or a loved one, it is important to use educational tools and stay engaged in your health. Common warning signs for heart attacks ...

Employment Law Wrap Up – A Review of 2016

January 09, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized,YPHR Blog

Last year was a busy year in the areas of Human Resources and Employment Law.  Here is a brief summary of some of the recent changes in both Ohio and Federal employment laws in 2016.   December 19, 2016: Governor Kasich signed a bill restricting Ohio’s municipalities from establishing minimum wage requirements that exceed the State’s minimum wage.  This is in direct response to the effort to raise Cleveland’s minimum wage to $15/hour, and similar efforts in other cities.  While this could be subject to legal challenge, ...

Leadership in a Multi-Generational Workplace

December 13, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized

Ten years ago Google was operating out of a garage, Apple was in economic peril, and the founder of Facebook was still in high school. What a difference a decade can make! There are five generations of people living in America today including the Traditionalists (pre-1945), Baby Boomers (1945-1964), Generation X (1965-1977), Generation Y (1978-1995), and Linksters (1996 – Present).   Four generations (Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y) are currently in the workplace, and the Linkster generation will enter the workplace in ten years. Workers born in different eras ...

OSHA Rule Regarding Post-Accident/Injury Drug Testing

December 07, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized,YPHR Blog

On May 12, 2016, OSHA published final rules that, in part, addressed retaliation against employees who report work-related injuries or illnesses.  Employers were initially concerned because of language in the preamble to the rule, which implied that mandatory post-accident/injury drug tests could be construed to violate the new anti-retaliation provisions.  A lawsuit was filed by several businesses in Texas seeking to block implementation of the rule.  The judge issued orders twice delaying the rule, pushing the original August effective date back to November, and then December 1, 2016.   On November 28, 2016, the ...

Change Management: Why do they resist?

December 06, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized,YPHR Blog

According to Peter Senge in his book, The Dance of Change, “most change initiatives fail”.  Two independent studies in the early 1990s, one published by Arthur D. Little and one by McKinsey & Co., found that out of the hundreds of corporate Total Quality Management (TQM) programs studied, about two thirds “grind to a halt because of their failure to produce hoped-for results.” Even without hearing the statistics, most of us know firsthand that change programs fail.  We have seen enough “flavor of the month” programs rolled out from top management to last a lifetime.  Therefore, how ...

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Election Day Reminder for Employers

November 07, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized,YPHR Blog

Election Day is finally upon us!  There a predictions of a heavy voter turnout on election day.  What does that mean for employers in Ohio? In accordance to Ohio Revised Code, Section 3599.06, No employer, his officer or agent, shall discharge or threaten to discharge an elector for taking a reasonable amount of time to vote on election day; or require or order an elector to accompany him to a voting place upon such day; or refuse to permit such elector to serve as an election official on any registration or election day; or indirectly use any force ...

November 04, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized

November 04, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized