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Keeping Up with Trumps Department of Labor: The Issue of Opinion Letters

April marks the first opinion letters from President Trump’s Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division, the first newly issued letters in almost ten years. After announcing the return to opinion letters from the Obama-era practice of...

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Filed Under: Compliance

Solving Your Construction Labor Shortage

April 30, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

70 percent of contractors report that they are having a hard time filling hourly craft positions according to the National Workforce Survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America.

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Filed Under: Workforce Management

Are These 5 Updates Missing from Your Employee Handbook?

April 24, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

When was the last time you updated your company’s employee handbook? If it’s been over a year, you’re due for an update. Employment laws keep changing; hot HR issues keep shifting. Today, savvy employers are treating the employee handbook as a...

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management

When Is an Employee’s Final Paycheck Due?

April 19, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

Every employer knows that it’s critical to pay employees correctly, down to the penny—and that includes a departing employee’s final paycheck.    

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Filed Under: Employee Benefits, Compliance

Is It Time to Update Your Company Drug Policy?

April 17, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

Not long ago, maintaining a company drug policy was a fairly straightforward HR matter. But in the last few years, rapid changes to America’s social and legal landscape have left many employers feeling like they’re tracking a moving target.

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Filed Under: Workforce Management, Compliance, Human Capital Management

9 Performance Management Best Practices for Hourly Workers

April 12, 2018 By Amber Tenuta - Leave a comment

Many employers seek ways to improve their performance management system—and for companies managing an hourly workforce, the challenge is even greater. How do managers connect with employees in a low-wage, high-turnover environment? How do...

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management, Compliance

Mobile Time and Attendance Tracking for Construction:  Buyers’ Checklist

April 10, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

Mobile time and attendance systems have advanced over the last few years, and that’s great news for the construction industry. Now, contractors can ditch those hand-scribbled timesheets, which are riddled with inaccuracies and time-consuming to...

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Filed Under: Time Tracking, Workforce Management

Qualifying the Candidate Pool: What Determines a Red Flag

April 05, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

It is vital for HR managers to rethink red flags such as job hopping and firing that may be limiting their applicant pool. Due to many employment changes with newer generations entering the workforce, the need to change the idea of a red flag is...

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Filed Under: Workforce Management

What is the Cost of Hiring and Onboarding New Employees?

April 03, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

There are two primary reasons for the need to hire new employees:

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Filed Under: Compliance, Time Tracking, Workforce Management, Human Capital Management

How to Reduce Workers Comp Claim Costs

March 29, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

Spiraling workers comp claim costs have a heavy impact on profits. In fact, workers compensation insurance is one of the largest expenses businesses face today. Many small business owners in the U.S. have identified workers comp claim costs as a...

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Filed Under: Workforce Management, Human Capital Management