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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

    Human Resources - A real-time look at Human Resources.

    Our Human Resources articles provide 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 Management

    Time Management - A real-time look at Time and Labor Management.

    Time Management 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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New Wage Theft Prevention Act Requires Employers to Provide Written Pay Notices

HR News Alert - New Wage Theft Prevention Act Requires Employers to Provide Written Pay Notices

The District of Columbia has a new Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act (the Act) that amends several provisions of D.C.’s prior wage theft prevention law including:

  • Implementing a new written pay notice and posting requirement;
  • Expanding the definition of employee under the act to include exempt employees;
  • Creating a new retaliation provision;
  • Revising administrative processes; and
  • Increasing penalties.

Sample "Administrative Assistant" Job Description

An Administrative Assistant typically supports administrative office functions such as general business activities for themselves and others, appointment-setting, records control, and other administrative activities. Your chances of successfully attracting and keeping an Administrative Assistant as a new employee will be much greater if you give careful thought to the duties of the job and communicate these expectations to a prospective employee. Written job descriptions are an important aid to this communication.

Sample "Bookkeeper" Job Description

Bookkeepers are typically responsible for managing the bookkeeping and general office administrative duties of an organization. Your chances of successfully attracting and keeping a new employee as a bookkeeper will be much greater if you give careful thought to the duties of the job and communicate these expectations to a prospective employee. Written job descriptions are an important aid to this communication. The following illustrates the basic components of an effective job description for a "Bookkeeper" position within your organization:

Question About Employee Carrying Taser While at Work?

We have an employee in our retail store who has demanded to be able to carry a Taser with him while at work. He has threatened to sue if he is not allowed to and is injured at work. How should we handle this?

Answer from Eric, one of our HR Pros:

You certainly do not have to allow this employee to carry a Taser or any other weapon while in your store. Many organizations adopt policies banning guns and other weapons on company property.

Sample "Accounts Payable (A/P) Clerk" Job Description

An Accounts Payable Clerk performs a variety of accounting and clerical tasks related to the maintenance and processing of payable account records and invoices for a Company’s various clients and vendors. Your chances of successfully attracting and keeping a new employee as an Accounts Payable Clerk will be much greater if you give careful thought to the duties of the job and communicate these expectations to a prospective employee. Written job descriptions are an important aid to this communication.

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