Category Archives: Human Resources

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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Struggling to find good candidates in a tough job market?

by ECRM’s HR team If you are feeling the pain of trying to find qualified candidates in a tight labor market, you are not alone. Our team has heard from countless clients across multiple industries and regions that are struggling … Continue reading

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Dating in the Workplace: Fiancé or Fired?

by Derek Ross It’s no secret that dating in the workplace has been a topic of much controversy and debate for years leaving employees and their respective employers unsure of how to define this gray area in the workplace. According … Continue reading

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Are Unemployment Claims Affecting Your Bottom Line?

by Nancy Owen, PHR Every unemployment claim that gets paid out to your former employees has the potential to raise your unemployment insurance tax rate over the course of several years following that claim. The better you understand the process, … Continue reading

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What Constitutes Gross Misconduct When it Comes to COBRA?

by Nancy Owen, PHR First, let’s first look at what COBRA is and which employers must provide it. The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, also known as COBRA is a law that was passed in 1985 by the United States … 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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