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Mandatory Subjects of Bargaining: What You Need To Know

by Dominick Carnicella Employers with unionized employees must be aware of what can be unilaterally changed and what’s required to be negotiated prior to changing unionized employees’ terms and conditions of employment. Mandatory Subjects of Bargaining. Employers should know that … Continue reading

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Why Listening to Your Safety Professional is So Important

by Renee Mielnicki, Esq. Warning: I know you are used to us blogging on HR topics, but this one is more about safety than HR. I realize I am a HR professional and attorney, but a lot of HR professionals … Continue reading

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Investigating and Disciplining Employees in the Public Sector

MEET THE AUTHOR: East Coast Risk Management is happy to welcome Ben Orsatti, Associate General Counsel and Senior Consultant, to our HR team. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania as well as the Duquesne University School of Law and … Continue reading

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Reference Checks: A Key Component of Your Hiring Process

by Nancy Owen, PHR  There is no doubt that the interview is the most valuable piece in a hiring process, but reference check can be a close second for many reasons. Isn’t the main goal of an interview process to … Continue reading

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Best Practices When Terminating an Employee

by Renee Mielnicki, Esquire We are frequently called upon to help our clients with the process of terminating an employee. Believe it or not, how you handle this process may determine if you will hear from your former employee again … Continue reading

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How (and Why) to Write a Termination Letter

by Renee Mielnicki, Esquire We counsel a lot of our employers on how to conduct a termination involving an employee. One source of confusion that occurs during this process is what to say in a letter to an employee that … Continue reading

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ICE Audits are on the Rise – Are You Ready?

by Laura Pokrzywa The Trump administration has made immigration reform a top priority, and that includes a careful look at who employers are hiring. If you do not know what a Form I-9 is, or if you are unsure how … Continue reading

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Why Every Employer Should Have an Employee Handbook

by Laura Pokrzywa As most employers know all too well, the number and cost of employment-related law suits continue to rise each year. In 2016, more than 10 percent of small to mid-size businesses faced an employment charge of discrimination … Continue reading

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Should We Continue Health Insurance When an Employee is on Leave?

by Derek Ross Recently, we have been receiving many questions about health insurance continuation for employees who are out on a leave of absence. For example, you might have an employee that was injured at work and is out on … Continue reading

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How to Have Less “Naughty” and More “Nice” at Your Office Holiday Party

by Derek Ross It is that time of the year again when companies throw holiday parties to thank their employees for another year of hard work and to celebrate the season. Unfortunately, these happy holiday festivities can sometimes create a … Continue reading

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