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June 23, 2020

An employee has been called up to the National Guard. How do we handle their leave?

Question: An employee has been called up to the National Guard. How do we handle their leave? Answer: Under the federal Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment […]
June 15, 2020

Ask the Advisor: Are we required to restore employees returning to work after a furlough to their original positions?

Question: Are we required to restore employees returning to work after a furlough to their original positions? Answer: Unless an employee was out on job-protected leave, […]
June 10, 2020

Introducing “Tell Us,” an Anonymous Reporting Solution

By Julie Small, VP of Product Marketing At ThinkHR and Mammoth HR, we believe in strengthening the HR capabilities of our clients through the use of […]
June 2, 2020

Our Commitment to Racial Justice

We’ve just witnessed a heart-breaking week in America. Deaths from COVID-19 surpassed 100,000. Unemployment claims surpassed 40 million. Both of these issues have caused widespread pain […]
June 1, 2020

Ask the Advisor: Do we need to keep unsolicited resumes?

Question: We’re currently being inundated with unsolicited resumes. Do we need to keep all of them? Answer: You can keep or discard unsolicited resumes, but your […]
May 28, 2020

IRS Announces HSA Limits for 2021

On May 20, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Revenue Procedure 2020-32 announcing the annual inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) for calendar year […]
May 27, 2020

Three tips for working from home with kids

Are you working from home with kids? My recommendations after some time coworking with our 10, 8, and 6-year old: Let go of the conventional wisdom […]
May 26, 2020

Ask the Advisor: Can we deny an employee’s use of accrued vacation time?

Question: Can we deny an employee’s use of accrued vacation time? Answer: Yes, the decision to approve or deny the use of accrued vacation time is […]
May 21, 2020

Re-engage Employees Through Learning

We’re seeing employee disengagement happen in the workplace as a result of COVID-19. Training, when done right, can re-engage employees. ThinkHR shows you how this can […]
May 19, 2020

How to Increase Diversity in Your Recruiting and Hiring Process

The recruiting and hiring process is supposed to select the best candidates while deterring unqualified job seekers from applying or advancing. All too often, however, the […]
May 18, 2020

Ask the Advisor: Does “at-will employment” mean we can terminate without risk?

Question: Does “at-will employment” mean we can terminate without risk? Answer: No, termination always comes with some risk, even when the employment is at-will. While at-will […]
May 14, 2020

Given COVID-19, if an employee is out of the office due to sickness, can we ask them about their symptoms?

Yes, but there’s a right way to do it and a wrong way to do it. In most circumstances, employers shouldn’t ask about an employee’s symptoms, […]
October 25, 2017

Are You Ready to Electronically Report Injuries and Illnesses to OSHA?

December 1, 2017 is the deadline for certain employers to use the Occupational Safety and Health Agency’s (OSHA) Injury Tracking Application (ITA) portal to report information […]
October 31, 2017

Florida Insurance Scam Leads to $1.6 Million Restitution and Incarceration

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida has sentenced a Port St. Lucie resident to serve 161 months […]
November 4, 2017

General Foreman at Port Elizabeth Convicted of Submitting False Timesheets

NEWARK, NJ – After a seven-day trial, a jury sitting in U.S. District Court in Newark found Paul Moe Sr., general foreman for a Port Elizabeth […]
November 6, 2017

Ask the Experts: Can a well qualified older candidate have team fit on a much younger team?

November 6th, 2017 Question: We recently interviewed an older candidate for a position. She’s well qualified, but the team she would be working with is made […]