Tag Archives: Human Resources

Grounds for Termination – What You Need to Know

The decision to fire an employee is rarely an easy one. Above all, you must be sure that you have sufficient grounds for termination. If you don’t have justifiable and legal reasons for firing an employee, the worker can go to court and charge the company with wrongful discharge or discrimination. With a growing number … Continue reading Grounds for Termination – What You Need to Know

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Avoiding Off-the-Clock Work

Employers have a legal obligation to pay nonexempt employees for all hours worked. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is the federal statute that regulates wage and hour law. Some states have more stringent wage and hour laws than the FLSA. The FLSA: Requires payment of the federal minimum wage; and Guarantees compensation for all … Continue reading Avoiding Off-the-Clock Work

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FMLA Questions as an Employer

As an employer, it is important to know where your company stands in regards to FMLA policy’s/procedures. Ask yourself these questions: Do you have a medical leave of absence policy? If you have an employee handbook or other benefit book, does it contain your medical leave of absence policy and the FMLA General Notice? Is … Continue reading FMLA Questions as an Employer

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5 Steps to the Hiring Process

Employees are your company’s greatest asset – they’re your competitive advantage.  You want to attract and retain the best, provide them with encouragement, stimulus, and make them feel that they are an integral part of your company’s mission. Making the right hire, at the right time, can potentially save you $5,000 per new employee. Experts … Continue reading 5 Steps to the Hiring Process

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Time and Attendance Systems

Time and attendance- the process of tracking worked hours.  In today’s world, electronic time keeping systems allow employees to clock in and out via time clocks, internet-connected computers, mobile devices, and even telephones.  The data is instantly transferred into software that can seamlessly import it into your payroll solution-i.e. My HR Professionals    Most quality systems … Continue reading Time and Attendance Systems

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Job Descriptions – Why they are important

Why as an Employer I Should Re-evaluate my Job Descriptions, Right Now. While there is no state or federal law requiring a job description, they serve as a tool to protect employers. Without a job description, employers can leave themselves open for legal repercussions in the event of having to terminate someone unable to perform … Continue reading Job Descriptions – Why they are important

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Employment Law Changes U.S. Employers Should Expect in 2016

“If you own or operate a business, it does not matter whether you have one employee or 100 employees— every business is required to operate in compliance with federal and state employment laws.  Fewer employees may mean fewer federal or state laws that your business is required to comply with; however, you are not off … Continue reading Employment Law Changes U.S. Employers Should Expect in 2016

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Are You Ready for 2016?

        National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Handbook Rule Changes It does not get closer to home for HR professionals than a business’s employee handbook. The handbook is the framework for implementing HR policy. Yet one federal agency – the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) –is taking an interest in and … Continue reading Are You Ready for 2016?

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