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Tips on Managing the Family Medical Leave Act

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that grants an employee the right to take up to 12-weeks of unpaid leave for qualifying conditions without the leave counting against him or her, to put it simply. However, this definition is loaded with information. The FMLA is known by many as a complicated … more »

Effectively Managing Workplace Harassment Amidst a Growing Number of Claims

It is time. Time for companies to rethink their workplace harassment policies that are outdated and slow-paced. It is time for companies to evaluate their culture and ensure that it does not foster any type of harassment. Company culture allows repeat offenders to get away with harassment and at some point, just like the many … more »

Does Your Company Have an Inclement Weather Policy?

It seems like we have had our fair share of weather-related instances in the United States over the last couple of years.  The unpredictable weather patterns and its side effects are sure to make any employer contemplate their current policies. Whether or not to implement an inclement weather policy is the question. There are many … more »

Organizational Preparedness When Disaster Hits

The last few months many employers around the United States have watched from the sidelines as fellow Americans have had to deal with the preparation, cumulative effects and aftermaths of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria that have impacted them, both on a personal level and on an organizational level.  Employers who have not been affected … more »

Overtime Laws Remain Unchanged

Over the last year, there has been tremendous speculation regarding exempt and nonexempt employees, as employers have anticipated changes in law to reflect the rights of many employees to receive overtime pay. More than 130 million American workers are protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which is enforced by the Wage and Hour … more »

Onboarding: The Secret to Retaining Employees

It’s a new employee’s first day. They are excited to start their new job and learn what it takes to succeed within the organization. Like many new employees, they are also experiencing a bit of nervousness as they are unsure what to expect on their first day.  Scenario – The employee arrives in plenty of … more »

Managing Employee Retention and Reducing Turnover

It is no secret that employee turnover is one of the highest costs of doing business. Many studies show that the cost of turnover is around six to nine months of an employee’s earnings. These are costs that may be avoidable, but not without some work. Not only is turnover expensive, but it causes disarray … more »

New Form I-9

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released a new version of the Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification on 7/17/17.  All employers may start to use the form now, however, beginning on 9/17/17, the new version must be used by all employers for all verifications. The new form may be found by clicking this link www.uscis.gov/i-9. Changes … more »

New OSHA Recordkeeping Rules

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to keep track of serious work-related injuries and illnesses.  The information aids employers, workers, and OSHA to: evaluate the safety of a workplace, understand industry hazards, and implement worker protections to reduce and eliminate hazards in preventing future workplace injuries and illnesses. Currently employers with more … more »
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