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Workplace Investigations, Part Two: Conducting an Investigation

Posted on Wed, May 16, 2018 @ 08:43 AM

Many businesses find themselves having to conduct workplace investigations for a variety reasons, from harassment to violation of conduct guidelines. Knowing how to conduct a thorough investigation is key for reducing employer liability. In this two-part series, we are exploring the best practices for conducting an investigation. In Part I, we talked about general best practices for investigations. In this installment, we will walk through the actual steps of conducting an investigation.  

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Workplace Investigations, Part One: Employee Complaints

Posted on Tue, May 15, 2018 @ 07:00 AM

Many businesses find themselves having to conduct workplace investigations for many different reasons—from harassment to conduct-related issues. Knowing how to conduct a thorough investigation is key for reducing the amount of liability to which employers expose themselves. In this two-part series, we will explore the best practices for conducting a workplace investigation. In this first installment, we will talk about some of the things that an employer should know ahead of time, before employee complaints necessitating investigation are made.

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How Engaged Employees Help You Outsmart the Competition

Posted on Mon, May 14, 2018 @ 07:00 AM

Employee engagement is much more than just the latest HR buzzword. Typically defined as an individual’s degree of positive or negative emotional attachment to one’s organization, job, and colleagues, employee engagement is an important HR metric that has real bottom-line impact — perhaps now more than ever.

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FMLA Eligibility: What You Need to Know

Posted on Fri, May 11, 2018 @ 08:55 AM

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides certain employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year. It also requires that their group health benefits be maintained during the leave.

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Do You Have to Pay Employees for Outside Training?

Posted on Thu, May 10, 2018 @ 08:17 AM

Off-site training and continuing education are useful tools you can use to upskill your workforce. But they are an investment. At the very least, you will most likely be required to pay for the hours an employee spends at a training course and those hours must count toward any overtime calculation.

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The Five "C"s of a Successful Implementation

Posted on Wed, May 09, 2018 @ 08:44 AM

Before selecting a new HCM solution for your organization, you should ask yourself this question: “What will implementation of the new solution be like?” No two implementations are alike and each organization will face distinct challenges during this process. But never fear, here are the five keys to assuring a successful implementation.

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The Growing Focus on Pay Equity - Part Two

Posted on Tue, May 08, 2018 @ 07:45 AM

The 9th Circuit Ruling

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last month that salary history is not an acceptable reason for pay differences under the EPA, even when used in conjunction with other factors. The new reading of the law impacts employers in Alaska, Washington, Montana, Idaho, Hawaii, Oregon, California, Nevada, and Arizona, but since Circuit Courts often rely on one another’s rulings, it’s very possible that the impact of this decision will spread.

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The Growing Focus on Pay Equity - Part One

Posted on Mon, May 07, 2018 @ 09:15 AM

The federal Equal Pay Act went into effect in 1963, but it hasn’t brought an end to pay disparities between men and women. Neither have state laws with the same objective. Long story short: the laws weren’t strong enough, and they didn’t account for all the causes of unequal pay. In many cases, it has been possible for an employer to comply with these laws while still giving unequal pay for equal work. 

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How Do Introductory Periods Work?

Posted on Fri, May 04, 2018 @ 07:00 AM

An introductory period is a period of time put in place for an employer and a new employee to evaluate each other and determine if the employment relationship is a good fit. It can be a very useful tool when recruiting and hiring new employees.

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Leadership Attitudes Shape the Workplace

Posted on Thu, May 03, 2018 @ 07:00 AM

Every one of the evening crew might have preferred to be elsewhere on a Friday at 5:00 p.m., but as they took their assigned positions in the kitchen, front counter, and drive-thru, they chatted merrily about their lives that day and their weekend plans. Soon the lobby would be packed with customers, eager for hot food, cold drinks, and quick service. The crew was pumped to deliver.

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