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  • HR Snapshot

    HR Snapshot - A real-time look at trending HR topics.

    HR Snapshot provides a series of Q&A articles related to human resources and your business. HR Snapshot answers are provided by our HR pros and provides a useful insight to trending HR topics impacting your business.

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  • Health Care Reform

    Health Care Reform - A real-time look at the Affordable Care Act (ACA) topics.

    Health Care Reform articles include various news and updates regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) or Affordable Care Act (ACA) which was signed into law on March 23, 2010.

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  • PEO Insights

    PEO Insights - A real-time look at the PEO industry.

    PEO Insights provides a series of articles related to the Professional Employer Organization (PEO) industry and the growing interest for both small and large businesses outsourcing human resources through a PEO arrangement.

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  • Health & Safety

    Health & Safety - A real-time look at Workplace Safety.

    Health & Safety highlights the importance of health and safety at work, providing you with up to date safety advice, facts, tips and opinions covering a vast range of workplace safety topics.

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  • Human Resources Compliance

    HR Compliance - A real-time look at HR Compliance.

    Our HR compliance articles section provides a comprehensive look at current HR issues and trends impacting your business. Includes straight-forward best practices, tips and information to help protect and grow your business.

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  • Payroll & Tax Compliance

    Payroll & Tax Compliance - A real-time look at Payroll & Tax Compliance.

    Keep up to date with current trends and issues related to payroll and tax compliance for your business. Topics include IRS news and updates and general payroll processing and tax compliance issues for business.

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  • Time & Attendance

    Time & Attendance - A real-time look at Time and Attendance.

    Time & Attendance articles include topics related to effectively managing workforce time and attendance for your business. Keep up to date with current technology trends, news and time & labor management information.

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Overtime Pay on Holidays

Am I required to pay overtime to employees who work on holidays?

Answer from Sarah, one of our HR Pros:

In your state, no. Whether you pay extra for work done on holidays is up to you. There is no federal law that requires an employer to pay extra for work on holidays. However, some states, such as Massachusetts, require work for certain employers on holidays to be voluntary and paid at time and a half.

Non-Disclosure Agreement for Employees Regarding Salary Discussion

My employer has asked that we create a Non-Disclosure Agreement for employees to sign regarding discussion of their salaries. Can this be done legally?

Answer from Sarah, one of our HR Pros:

No, this cannot be done legally. Under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), employees have the right to discuss the terms and conditions of their employment, including their work hours, work conditions, pay, and managers.

Overtime Expenses Out of Control?

Are your overtime expenses getting out of control?

Here are some pointers from one of our HR Pros to help you control these costs:

1. Know when your workweek begins and ends, e.g., 12:00am Monday and Midnight on Sunday. This will allow you to strategize, if necessary, to ensure employees aren’t working over 40 hours in that particular 168-hour period.

Question Regarding Employee's Behavior Within 90-Day Introductory Period

An employee will soon complete the 90-day introductory period, and I've recently noticed unacceptable behavior from her. She has a bad attitude lately related to doing things according to our procedures, and she frequently bickers with co-workers about the way we do things. What's the best way to approach her about these concerns?

Answer from Aimee, one of our HR Pros:

Administering Unusual Hourly Schedules

When recruiting for unusual hourly schedules, such as graveyard or on-call shifts, it’s important to sell the position in the right way. Some people prefer unusual schedules because of their sleep habits, their family’s needs, or their recreational habits; but not everyone can be successful working odd or irregular hours. Here are a few keys to successful recruiting and hiring for these positions:


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