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Baby Bonding Under FMLA

The Family & Medical Leave Act has been around for over 20 years, yet there is still confusion surrounding the “family” part of Family & Medical Leave. Family, by definition under the regulations, includes child, spouse, parent (including those acting in loco parentis), or in the case […]

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Moonlighting Employees

Moonlighting is the practice of working one or more jobs during non-working hours from a primary job. Generally, the primary job is a full-time position and the moonlighting job is part-time; so an employee who works several part-time jobs isn’t necessarily considered a moonlighter. Why do employees […]

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5 Tips to Prevent Harassment

For months, it seems like you can’t open a newspaper or watch a news program without hearing about harassment, #MeToo, and #TimesUp.  However, harassment and discrimination of all kinds has been around for decades, if not centuries.  Missing is what those tasked with picking up the proverbial […]

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Death of an Employee

The death of an employee is always an emotional affair to deal with, whether the death occurred at home or at work. It’s easy to overlook daily practices and procedures when you’re trying to determine what to do for the personal family and the work family; yet […]

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Cell Phone Survey Results

Thank you to all the companies that participated in our Cell Phone Survey. Below are the results from this survey. 91% of companies allow personal cell phones in the workplace 64% allow employees to use their cell phones at their workstations 36% only allow cell phone use […]

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You Stink! How to Have the Hygiene Convo at Work…

Okay, maybe that’s not the best way to start a conversation with an employee who reeks of body odor, has bad breath, or is using so much cologne that their scent lingers long after they has left the area… Talking with an employee about their personal hygiene […]

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Analyzing & Calculating Turnover

WHY DID YOU LEAVE ME? LEARN CALCULATING, COSTING, AND REDUCING TURNOVER & RECRUITING STRATEGIES FOR RETENTION Reducing turnover is a challenge that Human Resources (HR) has faced for decades.  Why people leave and why people stay continues to mystify many employers. Removing the mystique will help HR […]

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Heard on the Hotline: Marchman Act

Q. We received notice that our employee is being assessed under the ‘Marchman Act’ – How do we proceed? A. The Marchman Act provides for the involuntary or voluntary assessment and stabilization of a person allegedly abusing substances like drugs or alcohol, and provides for treatment of substance […]

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FLSA Defined

Like we discussed in our previous blog; part of the purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is to determine minimum wage and overtime payments. These items are dependent upon an employee’s status.   Exempt Status Exempt positions are excluded from minimum wage, overtime regulations, and […]

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Heard on the Hotline: Holiday Pay

Q: We have a manager who just started work for us last week. Our policy says an individual has to be employed for 90 days before we pay for a holiday. Is our policy OK or do we have to pay him? A: While your policy is […]

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