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FMLA Refresher: Because Simple is Better

March 26, 2019 By Emma Smith - Leave a comment

The Department of Labor’s 76-page FMLA guide book has plenty of fine print detailing the myriad of conditions that qualify an employee for extended, protected work leave. But that fine print is only as beneficial as your understanding of its...

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Filed Under: FMLA

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

HR Handbook: Fine-Tuning Your Inclement Weather Policy

March 12, 2019 By Emma Smith - Leave a comment
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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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In-House Payroll Software - Why You Might Need To Rethink Your Current Solution

February 26, 2019 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

In-house payroll software can be comfortable solution for your company – you feel in control and you have the entire workforce’s info, records, and taxes at your fingertips, but your comfort blanket may be leaving you at risk. In-house payroll...

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Filed Under: Workforce Management, Payroll & Tax

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

Firing: Balancing Compliance with Compassion

February 12, 2019 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

Firing is always a touchy subject for any employer or employee. But the separation process - whether firing, lay-off, or voluntary resignation - can be fraught with challenges and possible missteps. In an hourly work environment, turnover is...

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Filed Under: Compliance, Workforce Management