Who’s Dating Who? – Office Romances

February – the “love” month!  Red roses, chocolate candy, and….broken hearts?  (Somebody say, “ouch”!)   While certainly love (and consequently, broken hearts) happen in life, it becomes particularly awkward and challenging when it occurs in the workplace.  The rumors of “who’s dating who” in the workplace can be a hot topic.  And an equally hot mess…

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Way Back in 2017

We have now embarked on a brand new year. It is 2018 and every time a new clock turns on the year it’s time to think about how we can be better next year. So how are we going to be better in the New Year. From an HR perspective, the truth of the matter…

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Job Descriptions- Are Yours Legal Proof?

It may seem like a small thing, but it can end up being a big thing – and an expensive one as well.  Job descriptions are critically important to not only the employee but also the organization, as it serves as a base for almost everything an organization does for their employee – compensation, performance…

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Top 10 Employee Handbook Mistakes

Employee Handbooks.  An essential part of any organization that provides expectations and rights to employees, and provides employers with guidelines in which to govern their business as it relates to policy.  Understanding the most common employee handbook mistakes, and how to avoid them is critical to any business, no matter the size.  Here are the…

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Is Your Business I-9 Compliant?

Many employers assume that they are in compliance with the INS guidelines for collecting and maintaining their employees’ I-9 documentation.  But are you sure?  Here are 10 quick “Do’s and Don’t’s” as it relates to I-9 documentation.  Some of them may surprise you! DO – require all new hires to complete Section 1 on their first…

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“Day Without Immigrants” Causes Backlash For Some Employees

Last Thursday was “A Day Without Immigrants”, and in solidarity, numerous cities across the country were the stage for protests. walkouts, closed businesses and days missed from school. While on the surface, this protest like others, served as an opportunity for many to express their right to march and protest against potential legislation that may possibly…

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Postponed FLSA – There Is Still Action To Take!

This time last month, just about everyone who had employees was sweating bullets over the looming FLSA new law deadline, that is now past and….not in effect (yet!)  So what does this mean now?  Employers don’t have to do ANYTHING?  Not quite!  Although the new threshold for salary is not currently changing, there are still other…

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