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Author Archives: Stephen Scott

Mitigate risk of fraud in the workplace

Companies with fewer than 100 employees have a median loss from workplace fraud of $150,000, while companies with greater than 10,000 employees have a median loss of less than $140,000. These numbers are shockingly high. Here are the eight most ...

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Is it time to update your social media in the workplace policy? (access required)

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You know what really grinds my gears? The choose-your-own-adventure security boxes that websites use. “Click all boxes with a tree in it.” In those moments, I am filled with self-doubt related to the definition of tree and whether the smallest ...

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It might be time to update that workplace social media policy

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One recent TikTok “day in the life” video showed someone complaining about their co-workers, supervisors, customers, etc. while at the office. Watching it revealed the potential legal exposure it unintentionally created. With that, here are four tips for managing use ...

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401(k) plan management under greater scrutiny

As Benjamin Franklin once said, “nothing is certain except death and taxes.” At their core, Franklin’s words ring true today, but there are more things we can predict with good certainty given our access to data. Employers can get a ...

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Companies’ 401(k) plan management under greater scrutiny

As Benjamin Franklin once said, “nothing is certain except death and taxes.” While at their core, Franklin’s words ring true today, there are more things we can predict with good certainty given our access to data. For example, employers can ...

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Take time to think about preparing employees for the unthinkable

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The recent arrest of a man who allegedly planned to shoot up a festival at the Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington serves as stark a reminder to employers that a shooting can occur almost anywhere. In workplaces, active shooters are often ...

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Take note of one federal agency’s latest COVID-19 guidance

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s latest guidance regarding COVID-19, as described in more detail below, “makes clear that going forward employers will need to assess whether current pandemic circumstances and individual workplace circumstances justify viral screening testing of employees ...

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Take note of one federal agency’s latest COVID-19 guidance (access required)

What’s the saying about stubbornness? I think it’s “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” (or, I guess, in our household it’s “Stephen, you are just like your dad …” but that is not as relevant to the readership). ...

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Surprise! Office birthday bust serves as warning to employers (access required)

Last month, we threw a berry-themed first birthday party for my daughter. It was a blast and the “smash cake” was a hit. But I was shocked at its cost when we could have simply grabbed a Hostess cupcake and ...

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