Lean Philosophy – Can Your Company Benefit?

By: | 03.27.17 | blog
Lean in business, is a philosophy for operations and processes that focuses on reducing nonvalue added activities to gain speed. It includes a collection of “best practice” derived tools and techniques that expose, diagnose and optimize human resources, asse...

Cybersecurity: The Legal Risks

By: | 03.16.17 | blog
Michael G. Trachtman Powell Trachtman Logan Carrle & Lombardo, P.C. MEA General Counselmtrachtman@powelltrachtman.com A Megabyte of Prevention is Worth a Terabyte of Cure The Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee. WikiLeaks and the CIA. The ...

Making Molehills Out Of Mountains: Avoiding The $1 Million Harassment Claim

By: | 03.02.17 | HR Compliance
Michael G. Trachtman Powell Trachtman Logan Carrle & Lombardo, P.C. MEA General Counselmtrachtman@powelltrachtman.com Sooner or later, almost all companies will face claims by employees who assert that they were unlawfully harassed.  There are many reasons for ...

4 Management Strategies That Drive Employee Engagement

By: | 02.16.17 | blog, Strategic HR,
If you’re like a lot of workforce leaders, a strong hiring year and reported economic upswing may have you feeling cautiously optimistic about retention and increased productivity. However, I wouldn’t count your chickens just yet. A prudent leader would be r...

Aon Says Boosting Workers’ Retirement Savings Rates to Be Primary Focus for U.S. Employers in 2017

By: | 01.19.17 | blog, Benefits,
Despite strong participation in employer-sponsored 401(k) plans, few employers (15 percent) are satisfied with their workers’ current savings rates, according to a new report from Aon Hewitt, the talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: A...

2017 Standard Mileage Rates Released

By: | 01.19.17 | blog, Compensation,
The IRS has released the 2017 optional standard mileage rates that employees, self-employed individuals, and other taxpayers can use to compute deductible costs of operating automobiles (including vans, pickups and panel trucks) for business, medical, moving and charita...