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Sexual Harassment Training for the Hourly Workforce

May 14, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

What’s the best way to combat sexual harassment in the workplace, especially when you manage an hourly workforce? It remains a burning question—even though 94% of U.S. companies have anti-sexual harassment policies in place. 

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Filed Under: Compliance, Workforce Management

Balancing Workplace Monitoring and Employee Privacy Rights

May 09, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Does your company keep a digital eye on employees throughout the workday? You’re not alone. According to an American Management Association survey, 80% of employers use some form of electronic workplace monitoring.

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Filed Under: Compliance, Workforce Management, Performance Management

Mandatory Overtime Laws in Each State Across the U.S.

April 23, 2019 By Emma Smith - Leave a comment

Every state has certain laws regarding mandatory overtime. It’s important to understand what the overtime laws in your state are to help you avoid issues with payroll and remain consistently compliant in your management practices.

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Filed Under: Compliance, Time Tracking, Workforce Management, California

Make Workforce Safety Part of Your Company Culture

April 18, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

How often do your employees think about workplace safety? It’s not just something to ponder when the OSHA inspectors arrive. Ideally, safety is part of your everyday company culture, something employees are mindful of whenever they’re on the job.

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Filed Under: Workforce Management, Construction, Manufacturing

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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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