Category Archives: Human Resources

Don’t Risk It. Get the New FCRA-Compliant Form for Background Checks

by Derek Ross Did you hear about the employer in California that just had a federal judge approve a $1.3 million class action lawsuit settlement against them? The company was accused of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by … Continue reading

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When Employer Leave Policies Lead to ADA Violations

by Dominick Carnicella In the past two years, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) received the highest amount of disability discrimination claims in its history. Understanding the basic requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) could have saved many … 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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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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Are Annual Performance Reviews Becoming a Thing of the Past?

by Nancy Owen, PHR Somewhere around the middle of 2015, many large companies decided they would stop conducting annual performance reviews. These companies included Adobe, Google, Deloitte, Accenture, GE, and Red Hat; just to name a few. This change in … Continue reading

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Stay Tuned PA… Your Wage and Hour Laws May be Changing.

by Laura Pokrzywa Pennsylvania employers take note . . . We are watching a proposed change to the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act (PMWA) that would, among other things, significantly increase the minimum salary requirements for the white-collar overtime exemptions in … Continue reading

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Who are Generations X, Y, and Z (and Why Should Employers Care)?

by Nancy Owen, PHR Most dictionaries define a generation as “a group of people born and living around the same time as each other”. Not surprisingly, people of the same generation often have similar characteristics and values. Interestingly enough, one … Continue reading

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How to Hire a Minor

As the summer approaches, a lot of our clients have been asking about child labor laws in their areas and industries. Here are important considerations for any employer with plans to hire a teenager. by Laura Pokrzywa If they aren’t … Continue reading

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Are You Now Required To Conduct Sexual Harassment Training?

by Renee Mielnicki, Esquire As we all know, sexual harassment has taken the stage this past year in the HR world.  I remember saying not long before it became such a hot topic that I wasn’t seeing as many claims … Continue reading

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Did you hear? The EEO-1 filing deadline has been extended.

by Laura Pokrzywa Good news for procrastinators! The deadline for filing this year’s EEO-1 Survey has been extended by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The new, improved deadline is Friday, June 1, 2018, pushed back from the March … Continue reading

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