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Pennsylvania just legalized medical marijuana. Are your policies ready?

by Renee Mielnicki, Esq. On April 17, 2016, Governor Wolf signed the Medical Marijuana Act, or SB3, legalizing medical marijuana in the state of Pennsylvania. The law goes into effect on May 17, 2016. Pennsylvania is now the 24th state … Continue reading

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How to Hire a Teenager without Breaking the Law

by Laura Pokrzywa As the end of the school year nears, teenagers are once again counting the days until that last bell rings and summer break begins! The first thing on many agendas will be securing a summer job. Every … Continue reading

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The best workplace investigations begin BEFORE a complaint is filed

If you have a health concern, you want to see a doctor you can trust. One who is prepared to listen to you, take your concern seriously, investigate all possible diagnoses, offer effective treatments and communicate clearly through the whole … Continue reading

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Promoting from within should never be overlooked

If you’re making strawberry shortcake and you have a garden full of ripe strawberries in your backyard, it wouldn’t make much sense to run to the grocery store for berries. Likewise, if you need another second-shift supervisor, you’d be foolish … Continue reading

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If you pay them well YOU will be rewarded!

Ever heard of Gabor Varszegi? He is a former rock musician turned millionaire business man in Hungary. At a time when most of Eastern Europe was still emerging from the oppression of Communism, he was driving a Mercedes and working … Continue reading

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This Just In…DON’T POST IT!

Did you blink? If so, you might have missed the spanking the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) just took at the hands of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. The NLRB has been told to back off until further notice. … Continue reading

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Post it. Don’t Post it. Okay, Post it. But postpone it…

Don’t blink.  You might miss something. As we told you in our last blog, after an initial postponement, the current deadline for employers to post the National Labor Relations Board’s Employee Rights Notice is the end of April.  Well…since then, … Continue reading

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It’s probably best to just stay out of your employees’ Facebook

The ink was barely dry on their first report when the National Labor Relations Board’s Acting General Counsel issued a second report just six months later. The hot topic? Social media and the workplace, of course. The NLRB issued the … Continue reading

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Effective training should keep employees engaged!

In my last posting I affirmed that managers and supervisors can — and will — become better bosses if given proper training. Since HR professionals are called upon to perform a variety of training sessions, this seems like as good … Continue reading

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A Clear Social Media Policy is Your Best Defense

Someone recently compared posting gripes on social media sites to standing on a street corner with a sign in hand, shouting for all to hear. No matter how private you may think those postings are – they’re NOT. Case(s) in … Continue reading

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