Tag Archives: Human Resources

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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FMLA: What to Know BEFORE it Happens

by Nancy Owen, PHR The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that provides eligible employees of covered employers with unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. Eligible employees may take up to 12 or 26 … 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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Voters Say Yes to New Marijuana Laws

by Laura Pokrzywa With all the hubbub surrounding our nation’s President-elect, you may have missed a few other results from last week’s election. For example, voters in seven states elected to approve new marijuana laws in their state. That brings … 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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Outsourcing Human Resources: What Is It and Why Should You Do It?

by Renee Mielnicki, Esquire More and more companies are moving to outsource their Human Resources needs. If you haven’t done it yet, you have probably either discussed it internally with your staff or you are thinking about it. If you’re … 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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