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Julie Kramer

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Breaking News: EEO-1 Pay Data Reporting Back in Play... For May?

April 11, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

 

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Filed Under: Payroll & Tax

The Delicate Issue of Religion in the Workplace

March 28, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Easter, Passover, Ramadan…with so many religious holidays upon us, Spring is an excellent time for employers to review the way they manage religion in the workplace.

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Filed Under: Compliance

Not Just for IT: Cyber Security is an HR Priority, Too

March 21, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

The numbers may surprise you. A full 65% of U.S. companies have experienced a data breach, according to the 2019 Thales Data Threat Report, an annual survey of C-level IT executives. 36% of these breaches have occurred in the last year alone. 

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Filed Under: FedRAMP

Pursuing Green Efficiencies, IH Services Adopts EPAY Systems' HCM Solution

March 19, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Rolling Meadows, IL – EPAY Systems, the fast-growing, Chicago-based HR tech company, has announced that IH Services, a leading provider of sustainable facilities management services based in Greenville, South Carolina, has adopted EPAY’s...

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management

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