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February 26, 2020

Considering a Student Loan Repayment Benefit? Ask Yourself These Questions

With the drastic rise in post-graduation student loan debt ($1.56 trillion total in 2019), more employers are jumping on the bandwagon of offering student loan repayment […]
February 24, 2020

March Madness 2020: The Ball is in Your Court

March Madness is upon us, and there is no avoiding it. Selection Sunday, when the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Committee announces which 68 teams made […]
February 24, 2020

3 Forms of Harassment or Discrimination You May be Ignoring

Among the challenges employers face when trying to prevent discrimination is that it’s not always crystal clear to managers and employees that certain behaviors would qualify […]
February 19, 2020

Why Paid Sick Leave Is Becoming More Popular

We’ve all seen it — an employee has a bad cold, maybe even the flu, but they come to work anyway. In some cases, the employee […]
February 18, 2020

Ask the Experts: Can I Make a Sick Employee Come in to Work?

Question: An employee says they’re sick, but I’m understaffed for the shift. Can I make them come into work or discipline them if they do not? […]
February 13, 2020

Ask the Experts: Can We Discipline Employees for Complaining About the Company on Social Media?

Question: Can we discipline employees for complaining about the company on social media? Answer: Probably not. Depending on what they said, and who responded to it, […]
February 12, 2020

2020 Is Here: Are You Prepared to Comply with the Latest Anti-Harassment Mandates?

One in five workers in the U.S. is now required to undergo anti-harassment training. While the number of states and municipalities with anti-harassment measures in place […]
February 12, 2020

DOL Updates the Employer CHIP Notice – 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has updated the model notice for employers to use to inform employees about the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). All […]
February 11, 2020

Ask the Experts: Investigating Harassment

Question: During an exit interview, a departing employee accused one of our managers of harassment. Should we investigate even though the accuser is no longer employed […]
February 10, 2020

How Employers Can Address Mental Health in the Workplace

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than half the people in the United States will be diagnosed with a mental illness at […]
February 7, 2020

Ask the Experts: What Questions Should We Ask and Avoid During a Job Interview?

Question: What sort of questions should we ask and avoid asking during a job interview? Are your clients aware of the questions they should absolutely NOT […]
February 5, 2020

The Advantages of Skill-Based Training

Often, when employers hear about on-the-job training, the training pertains either to general knowledge or to policies and procedures that are unique to the company. Skill-based […]
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 […]