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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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The Paid Sick Leave Trend

Earlier this year, President Obama called on Congress to enact a federal law requiring businesses to offer seven days of paid sick leave to workers, but the proposed law is unlikely to pass in the current political climate. Nevertheless, advocacy for paid sick leave has increased at the state level, and some of these efforts are proving successful.

HR Question Regarding Employee Dating

I’ve heard some companies have employees who are dating sign some sort of agreement. Is it something we should have?

Answer from Ophelia, one of our HR Pros:

An agreement regarding the dating relationship is not required. Many employers use them, however, because they can help set expectations and reduce liability. I generally recommend that employees sign a Consensual Relationship Agreement if they enter into a romantic relationship with each other.

HR Question About Issuing Simultaneous Warnings to an Employee

Can we give an employee a written warning for three unrelated concerns at once?

Answer from Jessica, one of our HR Pros:

Yes, you may issue simultaneous warnings to an employee. For example, if an employee is routinely tardy, underperforming, and insubordinate, you could address these issues in a single meeting. That said, it’s usually more effective to address issues as they arise than to save them for a later conversation.

5 Benefits of Hiring Millennials - Infographic

Millennials, just like any generation, have a unique set of skills and expectations that are the result of the era they grew up in. This infographic helps you understand these traits and other benefits of hiring millennials as they are already a significant portion of today's workforce and the numbers are only growing.

Sample "Mechanical Engineer" Job Description

A Mechanical Engineer typically plans and designs product applications and assembles project teams. Your chances of successfully attracting and retaining a Mechanical Engineer 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 "Chief Information Officer" Job Description

The Chief Information Officer typically directs, plans, and manages the company's Information Systems policies to assure the development and implementation of data processing, computer operations, and related functions (communications, office systems, production activities, etc.). Your chances of successfully attracting and retaining a Chief Information Officer 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.

Example Disciplinary Action Notice

Unfortunately, employees do not always perform to the highest standards, whether that be failing to perform all the essential functions of their position or being the perpetrator of workplace harassment. This form helps document the issue at hand, giving you a place to note which policy was violated and list any previous violations.

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DISCIPLINARY NOTICE

EMPLOYEE NAME AND DATE OF INCIDENT

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