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Are Job Descriptions Really Necessary for My Business?

by Derek Ross The answer is a resounding, “YES!” No matter how big or how small your business is, written job descriptions are an essential piece to any organization, both in a practical and legal sense. But not just any … Continue reading

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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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Holiday Pay: What is Required?

by Laura Pokrzywa Now that the election is history, all those antagonistic campaign ads will be replaced with ads featuring cookies, holly berries and jolly elves telling of big savings at holiday sales. As retailers welcome the start of the … Continue reading

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OSHA delays anti-retaliation rule . . . again.

Earlier this summer, Renee Mielnicki wrote about a new OSHA rule that could impact your accident reporting requirements. A few weeks later, she followed that article with an update about an announced delay for part of the new rule.  Once … Continue reading

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Get Ready for the New Form I-9.

by Laura Pokrzywa Federal law requires employers to verify the work authorization of all employees by reviewing the employee’s documentation and completing an Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9). As we reported last Spring, the current form expired in March of … Continue reading

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Voting Leave: Who Needs It?

by Laura Pokrzywa As the 2016 presidential race continues, political ads are doubling down and public discussions are ramping up. Though the polls are indicating an electorate that seems less than enthusiastic about their choices, Election Day looms none-the-less. No … Continue reading

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Termination is Not Always the End. So Make Sure You Do it Right.

by Derek Ross Terminating an employee is one of the most unpleasant tasks a manager or supervisor will face during their career. In addition to the emotional strain, there are always legal risks which mean careful preparation and deliberation must … Continue reading

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What are Your Customers’ First Impressions of Your Organization?

by Nancy Owen, PHR How important is a first impression to your organization? You know the famous saying, “you only get one chance to make a first impression”. What impressions are your employees giving your customers and clients? The first … Continue reading

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Why You Should be Running Criminal Background Checks

by Renee Mielnicki, Esq. We review and create a lot of employee handbooks so the subject of criminal backgrounds checks comes up regularly.  We are frequently asked if we think employers should run criminal background checks before hiring employees.  Since … Continue reading

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Children at work? The LaRoche conversation continues.

by Nancy Owen, PHR I am sure most of you have heard the news story about Adam LaRoche quitting his job with the White Sox and forfeiting over 13 million dollars because he was not allowed to bring his son … Continue reading

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