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15 Wednesday Nov 2017

Are These Three Challenges Slowing Your Business Down?

More than ever, employers need to stay nimble and agile, with the ability to respond to customer demands and marketplace trends promptly. Unfortunately, employers face several challenges that slow them down. 

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09 Thursday Nov 2017

HR Outsourcing for: Compliance Peace of Mind

How does outsourcing compliance and risk management help employers?

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23 Wednesday Aug 2017

How to Ensure Employee Leave and Time Off Policies Comply with Both the FMLA and the ADA

The intersection of different employment laws can create confusion for employers. In fact, sometimes one law can potentially trigger another.

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15 Wednesday Mar 2017

3 Steps to Improve Workplace Safety

Employers in the U.S. have a legal responsibility to provide a safe workplace for workers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to “provide a workplace free from serious recognized hazards and comply with standards, rules and regulations issued under the OSH Act.”

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22 Wednesday Feb 2017

Crisis Management and Disaster Planning for Employers

When the unexpected occurs, crisis management and disaster planning can make all the difference in maintaining smooth business operations. Disaster and business continuity planning is common in IT circles where most businesses take at least some steps to ensure they will be able to continue operating if their primary IT systems stop working due to outages, hacks, mistakes, inclement weather, and more.

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14 Tuesday Feb 2017

What to Do When Romance Blossoms in the Workplace

More than half of U.S. workers (51%) have been part of an office romance, according to the 2015 Office Romance Survey from Vault, which produces workplace rankings and reviews. Most of these are just casual romances, but 10% actually found their spouse or partner at work! Unfortunately, workplace romances introduce a host of potential personnel issues for employers. Read More »
06 Wednesday Jul 2016

Breaks and Compliance Law: What You Need to Know

If you think your business gets a break from compliance matters just because federal law doesn’t mandate meal or rest breaks for employees, think again. In the absence of federal legislation, state law takes over. Read More »
18 Wednesday May 2016

Compliance FAQ: Drug Testing in the Workplace

Drug testing in the workplace can have positive outcomes for employers. One study published in The Journal of Global Drug Policy and Practice found that, after introducing a drug testing program, employee productivity improved at 19% of companies, employee absenteeism improved by 56%, workers’ compensation incidence rates fell from 14% to 6%, and net employee turnover decreased at 16% of companies. Read More »
27 Wednesday Jan 2016

Compliance Alert: Are You Ready for New Overtime Rules?

There’s a major regulatory change that will likely hit employers in 2016 under the Fair Labor Standards Act, potentially resulting in billions of dollars of additional expenses for U.S. employers. Here’s what you need to know. Read More »
09 Wednesday Dec 2015

Twenty Tips For A Compliant Holiday Season

It’s easy to get stressed over holiday happenings, and it’s equally easy to feel resentful over the restrictions the law may place on us or push us to place on ourselves. For example, who wants HR wandering the crowd at office parties looking for bad behavior? No one! Read More »