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HR & Leadership Spotlight – Interview with Charlie Walsh, Founder & President of HOPS International LLC

Charlie Walsh, Founder, President, and Sr. Organizational Development Consultant with HOPS International LLC and endorsed Sr. EAF Associate and leading provider of Organizational Development, Leadership, Management, & Supervisory Skills Development Training & Consulting Services. He has worked in over 26 countries in both private and public sector […]

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Personal Liability in Employment

Personal liability is when a civil action is brought against a person in an individual capacity. For employment concerns, an owner, supervisor or manager, or someone in a decision-making capacity, can be sued personally in addition to or in place of the company. This means their personal […]

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Employee Status: Part-time, Full-time, Temporary or Contractor?

An employee’s status as full-time, part-time or temporary can be confusing for employers. Not only does the company have its own idea of what a full-time or part-time employee is, there are other outside influences that define the status of an employee. Sometimes, those influences don’t define […]

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Nobody’s Right If Everybody’s Wrong

In a recent discussion with a labor attorney I heard a remark that really caught my attention. “You cannot mediate a workplace issue when both participants are wrong.” I find broad generalizations about mediation are an opportunity to learn, or to teach. So, I asked about the […]

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Reopening Soon? HR Policies You are Probably Forgetting to Revise

Reopening Soon? HR Policies You are Probably Forgetting to Revise

The work world has changed and your company needs to be ready with revised policies and procedures for the new “post-pandemic reality”. How will you minimize your exposure not only to the virus, but also to potential legal action? CLICK HERE to view a short video covering […]

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Seven Things to Check if Checking Employee Temperatures

Seven Things to Check if Checking Employee Temperatures

Am I allowed to take employee temperatures at work?  The short answer is yes…for now. The EEOC has always maintained in guidance that employers could only take an employee’s temperature if doing so was “job-related and consistent with business necessity.” But now that we are in a […]

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Workplace Mediation – Online or Face-to-Face?

Meeting face-to-face in a room to resolve workplace issues is still viewed by many mediation participants as a better method for discussion than video conferencing. The main reason for this preference is that people want to ‘see the body language and feel the demeanor’ of the entire […]

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After the Quarantine: What’s Next?

Most of us are ready to resume our lives after being shut in for so many weeks. However, as businesses reopen and resume normal operations, they need to keep in mind the lessons we’ve learned from this crisis and prepare for the fact that COVID-19 may be […]

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Comp Time

What is comp time? Comp time is when an employer allows an employee to take time off work rather than pay overtime. While there are instances when comp time is ok, in most situations this practice may be illegal. Private Sector Non-exempt employees working in the private […]

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Cell Phones for Business Purposes

Most employees don’t mind using their personal cell phone for business use if they’re reimbursed for data usage or provided a monthly stipend to use toward paying their phone bill. However, with a majority of cell phone companies offering unlimited data plans, some employers are inclined to […]

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