Nuts-and-Bolts: EEO and VETS Reporting Refresher

It is that time of year again and the window for annual reporting is quickly closing in on us. For the reporting period for the 2014-15 year, the filing deadline for filing the annual VETS4212 report is September 30th. In a recent Nuts-and-Bolts blog post, we discussed the changes to the annual VETS reporting, and how these updates will impact employers who are required to file.  (more…)

Nuts-and-Bolts: Changes to Annual VETS Reporting

After the reporting period for 2014, the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS or the Agency) issued a final ruling that would modify the reporting requirements under the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) of 1974. In previous years, Federal contractors and subcontractors were required to report the total number of employees who belonged to a number of categories protected under the VEVRAA, in addition to the total number of protected veterans who were hired during the reporting period.  (more…)

Resolutions for the New Year

As 2014 comes to a close, many of us make New Year’s resolutions to start this next chapter on a good note, setting goals and objectives to help us be our very best selves. Exercise, healthy eating, saving more money, and other resolutions are common in our personal lives, but what about resolutions for your job? How can you be your very best self in the workplace? (more…)

Nuts-And-Bolts: To Post or Not to Post?

As the end of 2014 draws closer and closer, many organizations find themselves tying up loose ends and prepping for the start of a new year. Federal and State entities are frequently updating their posters and requirements, and the following list details the types of posters and which employers are required to post them.

(Depending on your industry, size, and state, other posting requirements may also apply.) (more…)

Giving Thanks in the Workplace

Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday for many individuals. The majority of employers close their business on the fourth Thursday of November each year to allow their employees a chance to spend quality time with their families. A time of year to remember what we are thankful for, Thanksgiving doesn’t only have to be celebrated at home with friends and family members. Thanksgiving in the workplace can be a powerful tool when employers use this holiday as an opportunity to express gratitude towards their employees. Building loyalty, helping with retention, and ensuring productivity, consider using this Thanksgiving holiday as an outlet to let your employees know how thankful you are to have them. (more…)