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Attendance Policies – There is More to Them than Meets the Eye

by Nancy Owen, PHR Many organizations have debated about attendance policies over the years. Is it better to have a traditional attendance policy, a no-fault attendance policy, or no attendance policy at all? For that matter, should attendance be treated … Continue reading

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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Political Discussions in the Workplace

by Nancy Owen, PHR If we take a look at the current state of politics in our country, it may be worth reminding your employees that some discussions can offend and are best left out of the workplace. Political discussions … Continue reading

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A Winning Team Starts with Your Interview Process

by Derek Ross With the NFL Draft a few weeks ago and the NBA Draft approaching, it got me thinking about how teams draft or “hire” the right players or “candidates”. One of the first steps in choosing the best … Continue reading

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Is “driving” listed as a requirement on your job descriptions?

by Laura Pokrzywa If you have employees who are frequently on the road for the company (sales reps, traveling technicians, executives, etc.), you should take heed from a recent court case (Stephenson v. Pfizer, Inc.). The U.S. Court of Appeals … Continue reading

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HUT, HUT . . . TAKE A HIKE!

by Renee Mielnicki, Esq.    Even though I’m really not a football fan, I sure enjoy the employment law lessons that the sport continues to teach us. In October of 2015, the University of Southern California (USC) fired Steve Sarkisian, its … Continue reading

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Employment Applications: What Every Employer Should Know

by Laura Pokrzywa The hiring process has been compared to dating. You usually have to talk to a lot of people before you find the right one. Unlike dating, however, when you are considering candidates for an open position, there … Continue reading

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Legalized Marijuana and the Workplace

by Renee Mielnicki, Esq. Call me a lawyer nerd, but I find the impact of the ever expanding state legalization of marijuana on the workplace interesting. Several issues are involved with this subject and I find them all fascinating. If … Continue reading

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Managing a Multicultural Workplace

With today’s global economy and the growing ethnic and racial diversity found throughout the country, multicultural workplaces are becoming the norm for many employers. Diversity in the workplace can create a positive, dynamic working environment for all employees. But, it … 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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Is your background check process criminal?

by Laura Pokrzywa At the beginning of the 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was mixing it up with Pepsi Beverages Co. The issue? Pepsi was arbitrarily screening out all applicants whose background check revealed an arrest, whether or … Continue reading

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