Entries by Q4iNetwork & Partners

Ask the Experts: Marijuana and the ADA

 Ask the Experts” guest blog content provided to Q4iNetwork Consultants by Think HR Question: Is medical marijuana use protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? If so, what accommodations would be considered reasonable? Answer: You are not required to accommodate medical marijuana use under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Even though medical marijuana is legal in many states, under the […]

How to Get Stuff Done

How many to do lists do you have going? If you’re like most people, you probably have more than one. But be honest. Are these things actually getting done? Setting goals and creating a list of the tasks necessary to achieve them are two critical steps toward productivity. But the best intentions don’t always yield […]

Caution if Offering Health Coverage to Non-Employees

Blog content provided to Q4iNetwork Consultants by  National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) A frequent Compliance Corner question asks whether employers can include independent contractors in their health plans or other benefits. The answer to this question is more complicated than one might think. Most benefit experts advise against including independent contractors or other non-employees such as 1099 employees, […]

Does Your Company Need a Social Media Policy?

Well, that depends. Are you an organization of one? Then you might be okay. As long as you don’t accidentally sleep-tweet. For everyone else, the answer is yes. Even if you think you have the best employees, who would never post anything inappropriate, confidential, or offensive— you still need to have a policy in place. […]

You’ve found the perfect candidate! Now what?

It’s not always easy to move from a great candidate to a great offer. And in a tight talent market, it can be even more difficult.  You need to make your coveted candidate an ideal offer. One that’s going to make them as excited to say those three little words as you are to hear […]

Back to School Time Off Tips

 Ask the Experts” guest blog content provided to Q4iNetwork Consultants by Think HR The coals from the Labor Day barbecues have cooled, the beach chairs have been returned to their sheds, the ice cream shops have scaled back their hours, and the white shoes have been set aside for the next nine months. Whatever the end of […]

Why You Should Provide Great Employee Benefits, and Work With a Great Employee Benefits Consultant

Guest blog content provided to Q4iNetwork Consultants by freshbenies Any benefits broker can sell employee benefits plans. But a true benefits consultant is much more interested in giving clients the opportunity to buy benefits for their people. This is an important distinction, and one that redirects the focus back to the real question: Why do companies make the decision […]