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Fair Warning: Written Warnings Can Backfire on Employers

March 13, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment
Chances are, your company has a progressive discipline policy in place to address employee misconduct. Chances are, one key component of that progressive discipline policy is to issue written warnings to erring workers.

But written warnings...

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Filed Under: Workforce Management

5 Wage Garnishment Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

March 08, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

If you’ve worked in HR or Payroll for any amount of time, you’re undoubtedly familiar with employee wage garnishments—especially if you manage an hourly workforce.

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Background Screenings: Issues to Watch in 2019

February 21, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Like many aspects of the HR world, pre-employment background checks have changed a great deal in a very short time.

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Filed Under: Compliance, Workforce Management, Applicant Tracking & Hiring

Is This the Year of a Federal Paid Parental Leave Law?

February 14, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Part 2 in a Series on Pressing Paid Leave Issues

Is federal paid parental leave legislation finally having a moment? Because the subject keeps popping up. 

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Filed Under: Compliance, Workforce Management, Employee Benefits

Finding a Cure for Patchwork Paid Sick Leave Laws

February 07, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Part 1 in a Series on Pressing Paid Leave Issues

Juggling various state and local paid sick leave laws (PSLL) is sparking headaches and ulcers throughout the HR community in companies that operate in multiple jurisdictions.

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Filed Under: Compliance, Human Capital Management, Employee Benefits

Why You Need a Smoking Cessation Program

February 01, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Perhaps your company already offers a formal smoking cessation program to employees. Perhaps you’re thinking about adding one to your wellness program. Either way, it’s a great idea. Helping workers quit smoking both benefits your workforce and...

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Filed Under: Employee Benefits

Applicant Tracking and Onboarding: 10 Tips for Upgrading Your Hourly Workforce

January 24, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

More and more employers are choosing full-suite HR software with integrated applicant tracking systems (ATS) and onboarding software. They’re looking for ways to ease and enhance their recruiting and onboarding efforts—which is particularly...

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management, Applicant Tracking & Hiring, Onboarding

3 Ways HR Can Boost the Bottom Line

January 17, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

While most companies don’t view Human Resources as a profit center, savvy HR practices can contribute mightily to profitability. For companies that operate in highly-competitive markets or on razor-thin profit margins, maximizing HR’s impact on...

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management

A Manager Must-Do: FMLA Training

January 15, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

They say that what you don’t know can’t hurt you. But when it comes to the Family Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, what you don’t know can hurt you—and that applies to your managers, too.

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Filed Under: Compliance, Human Capital Management, Learning and Development, FMLA

Michelle Lanter Smith, EPAY's Chief Marketing Officer, Named One of "The 10 Leading Businesswomen Moving Beyond Excellence

January 08, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Rolling Meadows, IL – Michelle Lanter Smith, Chief Marketing Officer of EPAY Systems, was recently named one of “The 10 Leading Businesswomen Moving Beyond Excellence” by Beyond Exclamation, a media company focused on outstanding leadership in...

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Filed Under: EPAY News