Archive for the HR Admin Category

The NLRB and Union Activity

The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) is enforced by The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The NLRB is an independent agency of the federal government and is responsible for enforcing U.S. labor law and unfair labor practices for employees of union and non-union companies. Section 7 of

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HR Calendar of Records & Reports for 2023

JANUARY 1st Federal contractor minimum rate increases to $12.15 ($8.50 for tipped employees) per hour for contracts entered into or renewed prior to January 30, 2022. For contracts entered into or renewed after January 30, 2022, the minimum wage rate for federal contractors will increase to $16.20

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Alcohol at Company Parties: What You Need to Know

During this time of year, many employers host holiday celebrations for their employees. Because it’s the holidays, many organizations relax their policies and serve alcohol at these events. If your organization is considering serving alcohol, here’s what you need to know: The organization can be sued for

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Scary HR

Anyone who’s been in HR for a while probably has a story that will make any “newbie” rethink their HR career. Over the years, HR has dealt with some challenging issues. Defecation – Yes, poop. What possesses an employee to get so angry with the company that they

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HR Audit – Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

The majority of employers in the U.S. are obligated to follow the protocols for paying employees as prescribed by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Even if the employer isn’t a covered entity, the individuals working for the organization may still be protected by this law if

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HR Calendar of Records & Reports for 2022

JANUARY 1st Federal contractor minimum rate increases to $11.25 per hour for contracts entered into prior to January 29, 2022. For contracts entered into after January 29, 2022, the minimum wage rate for federal contractors will increase to $15 per hour effective January 30, 2022. Affirmative Action

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Veterans’ Rights

During the month of November, we celebrate our veterans for the sacrifices they make to protect our country. Veterans’ Day in particular is a time to remember those who gave their lives to protect this country and the world. Many companies have employed veterans who currently still

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Independent Contractors vs. Employees

Understanding whether an individual is an independent contractor or an employee is key to helping the organization comply with employment and labor laws that affect its businesses. Many supervisors and managers are under the misconception that if someone is hired as an independent contractor that there is

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Workplace Etiquette

Workplace etiquette is something many employees misunderstand. Is there really a set of rules to follow when it comes to behaving in a cubicle or when writing an email? Let’s review some common occurrences that employees may overlook in the workplace. General Etiquette –Everyone knows their workplace

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Discipline & Documentation

One of the most difficult things manager and supervisors have to do is tell an employee they’re doing something wrong. All too often, the situation will be ignored until it becomes such a problem that the supervisor wants to terminate the individual immediately. In this circumstance, problems

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