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How to Keep Your Top Talent

by Derek Ross With the 2015 NFL season in the rear view mirror, NFL teams and top executives are already preparing for the upcoming 2016 season. Newly acquired players will be coming in through the draft while the executives will … Continue reading

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Employee Turnover: What is it Costing You?

by Nancy Owen, PHR Employee turnover refers to the rate at which employees leave jobs in a company and are replaced by new employees. Though some turnover is to be expected, no company should consider a high turnover rate as … Continue reading

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Ready . . . Set . . . Wait. Are you Ready?

by Renee Mielnicki, Esq. By now, most of you should have heard of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, often referred to as the Affordable Care Act or the “ACA.” Much confusion surrounds this law and it’s no wonder … Continue reading

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Effective Wellness Programs are a Win-Win!

by Laura Pokrzywa Wellness programs are a proven method for employers to promote the health and well-being of their employees. When done right, these programs can increase employee productivity and morale while reducing health care costs for both employer and … Continue reading

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Vacation vs. PTO: Which plan is right for your organization?

By Laura Pokrzywa As the temperatures rise, so do the number of requests for vacation or personal days. If you are finding yourself a bit overwhelmed trying to manage your vacation policy, now might be a good time to consider … Continue reading

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COBRA: A Poisonous Bite for Employers Who Fail to Comply

by Renee Mielnicki, Esq. Most of you employers are familiar with the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, often referred to as COBRA. COBRA is a federal law that generally requires employers with 20 or more employees to offer a continuation … Continue reading

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Do your vaping employees qualify for tobacco-free benefits?

by Laura Pokrzywa If you aren’t familiar with “vaping” yet, you probably will be soon. “Vaping” is the term used to describe the somewhat controversial use of electronic cigarettes. The term was coined because these battery-operated devises do not create … Continue reading

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It’s “What’s Up? Wednesday”. Time to talk about MILITARY LEAVE…

You asked: “Are we allowed to request military orders from an employee who is taking military leave for National Guard Duty?” Laura answers: An employer can certainly request military orders from an employee taking military leave. However, you cannot REQUIRE … Continue reading

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It’s “What’s Up? Wednesday”. Time to talk about MILITARY LEAVE . . .

You asked:  “Are we allowed to request military orders from an employee who is taking military leave for National Guard Duty?” Laura answers: An employer can certainly request military orders from an employee taking military leave. However, you cannot REQUIRE … Continue reading

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It’s “What’s Up? Wednesday”. Time to talk about PREGNANCY LEAVE . . .

You asked:  “We are a small company (less than 40 employees) doing business in Pennsylvania. We have an employee that will soon need maternity leave. What are the laws that pertain to maternity leave?” Laura answers: The first law that … Continue reading

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