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The Rules Regarding Religious Accommodations in the Workplace

Posted on Wed, May 30, 2018 @ 07:00 AM

We all know that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on a job applicant’s or employee’s religion.  However, did you know that federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws also require employers to provide workplace accommodations to employees with sincerely held religious beliefs?

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When to Take a Chance on an Inexperienced Applicant

Posted on Tue, May 29, 2018 @ 07:00 AM

Every hiring manager receives applications from people who are clearly unqualified for the job. Sometimes, however, a candidate with no direct or seemingly-relevant experience applies for a position and, for some reason or another, captures their attention.

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Managing Conflicts of Interest in the Workplace

Posted on Fri, May 25, 2018 @ 07:00 AM

A challenging subject for many employers involves the intricate balance between establishing solid relationships with clients, customers, and vendors and ensuring that those relationships do not transition to one that is an actual or perceived conflict of interest.

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The Ins and Outs of Performance Management

Posted on Thu, May 24, 2018 @ 07:00 AM

Many people look forward to annual performance reviews the way they look forward to oil changes and tune-ups. Sure, these are standard operating procedures, but they can be a hassle and they could reveal bad news. As a result, performance reviews are often done poorly. They’re treated as an afterthought and rushed when the time comes. Or they’re not done at all.

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Employee Political Activity in the Workplace

Posted on Wed, May 23, 2018 @ 07:00 AM

Employee political activity in the workplace can be tricky to manage. Political conversations around the water cooler can easily erupt into personal confrontations with water coolers being thrown around. Thus, employers need to be especially aware of federal and state laws regarding the ability to limit employee participation in politically-driven activities.

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Working With Summer Scheduling Challenges

Posted on Tue, May 22, 2018 @ 07:00 AM

With summer right around the corner employees have more scheduling challenges than usual. Vacations, child care concerns, and the desire to take advantage of nice weather with an afternoon (or day) off all contribute to employees missing more work in the coming months.

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3 Signs You Need to Change the Way You Process Payroll

Posted on Mon, May 21, 2018 @ 09:01 AM

Every company wants to receive the perfect paycheck on every payroll run. Every employee in the company expects to receive fair and accurate compensation for work performed. But problems relating reporting, balancing efforts, special file loads, reconciliations, and unique file types create time-consuming, error-prone bottlenecks. How do you know when it's time to change systems? If you experience these problems, it may be time for you to change the way you process payroll.

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Ever Had an Employee Unwilling to Work the Hours They Agreed To?

Posted on Fri, May 18, 2018 @ 08:32 AM

You hired an employee about a month ago, and at the time of hire they said they could work weekends. Now they say that they can't work weekends. What should you do?

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Does Your Job Listing Require a High School Diploma? Read This.

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

In today’s competitive job market, employers look to hire well-qualified, diverse, talented, skilled, experienced, and educated candidates for job positions.  Often, job listings and requirements specify minimum qualifications for prospective candidates to satisfy in order to be considered. Many employers are aware of the risk of discrimination claims affecting those from protected classes, and education background is one hiring criterion that is easily taken for granted.  

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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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