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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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Internship Survey

The majority of interns are assigned to work only for one department.  However, depending on the circumstances, the intern may rotate to other departments depending on the intern’s major, work experience, and the needs of the organization. 85% of interns are accepted from any school. 77% of […]

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Hiring Company Drivers

Whether your employees drive a company vehicle or you allow them to drive their personal vehicle, you should have a driving policy in place that provides guidelines for what is acceptable behavior while driving, not only for your business necessity, but also for the safety of your […]

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Love Hurts (in the Workplace)

Despite the #MeToo movement and the plethora of individuals who have been caught in sex scandals at work, employees still engage in workplace romances. Some companies adopt extreme policies prohibiting all employees from dating each other. However, that’s the exception rather than the norm. Those types of […]

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Contribution Limits for 401K/Pension and Health & Welfare Plans for 2020

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HR Calendar of Records/Reports

JANUARY1st Begin paying salaried exempt employees a minimum of at least $684 per week ($35,568 annually). Fair Labor Standards Act defines a highly compensated individual as a person making $107,432 annually. Begin paying non-exempt employees any new/revised state minimum wage rates that become effective January 1. Begin […]

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Résumés or Applications – Do We Need Both?

Ultimately, the decision rests with the company regarding whether to accept a résumé in leiu of an application or to require both. Whatever you choose to do, be consistent; don’t allow one applicant to simply submit a résumé and then require the rest of the individuals applying […]

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