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The 10 Keys to Reviewing Resumes

Posted on Fri, Jan 19, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

As an employer, you need to effectively determine which resumes will lead you toward the top job candidates. Keep in mind the following helpful steps when reviewing resumes:

1) Check the Introduction. A surge of resumes often follow each job posting especially if posted electronically, and many of these resumes have canned cover letter introductions or none at all.  Usually, unqualified or half-interested job applicants ignore writing such introductory statements. For those who do, pay attention to any personalization, correct spelling and grammar, attention to details, and the overall presentation.

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Does Your Non-Compete Agreement Contain These Four Things? It Should.

Posted on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 @ 09:26 AM

All employees will discover and learn aspects about their jobs and about your company that may become a particularly sensitive issue when an employee leaves the company. While depending on state laws, employers can add a certain amount of protection through the use of properly written non-compete agreements.

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How to Deal With an EEOC Complaint

Posted on Wed, Jan 17, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

The EEOC enforces discriminatory employment laws, such as discrimination based on age, race, gender, sexual orientation, and disability. While the most frequently filed charges remain involved with race, sex, and retaliation allegations, many complaints deal with age and retaliation charges. No matter how petty a complaint seems, every employer should take every employee complaint seriously.

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Don't Make These 5 Leadership Mistakes!

Posted on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

Mistakes will happen. The good news is lots of examples exist to learn from the mistakes of other leaders. Look over the following common leadership mistakes to see what areas need adjustments.

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Q&A - Employee Moonlighting on FMLA

Posted on Fri, Jan 12, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

Can an employee work for another employer while on FMLA?

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DOL Adopts New Unpaid Intern Test

Posted on Thu, Jan 11, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

Last Friday the Department of Labor (DOL) adopted a new unpaid intern test. Employers should use this test—called the primary beneficiary test—when determining if a worker can be properly classified as an unpaid intern or if they need to be classified as an employee and paid minimum wage and overtime. The test adopted by the DOL has already been in use in four federal appellate courts, most recently the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The DOL’s switch to the primary beneficiary test creates a nationwide standard.

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Immediate Employment Termination

Posted on Wed, Jan 10, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

At times, situations occur in which you will need to immediately terminate an individual’s employment. 

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The Basics of Writing Job Descriptions

Posted on Tue, Jan 09, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

Your chances of successfully attracting and keeping a new employee will be much greater if you gave careful thought to the duties of the job and communicated these expectations to a prospective employee. Well-written job descriptions are an important aid to this communication. The following illustrates the basic components of writing job descriptions:

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Laying Out the Basics of the Layoff

Posted on Mon, Jan 08, 2018 @ 08:30 AM

The layoff process can be done in a way that minimizes litigation risks.  On the other hand, if not done properly, employers can quickly increase their risks for wrongful termination lawsuits.

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When is it Time to Pay for Travel Time?

Posted on Fri, Jan 05, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

How to properly pay for travel time can be very confusing. Whether or not an employer needs to compensate a non-exempt employee for travel time depends much on the type of travel involved. In general, keep in mind the following four rules-of-thumb regarding employee travel:

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