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March 18, 2020

Employee Morale Shapes Business Success

It’s always a good time to contemplate employee morale. One successful formula for an employer is to place and retain the right employees in the right […]
March 17, 2020

Ask the Advisors: When Employees Unknowingly Violate a Policy

Question: Two employees in the last week have violated a company policy, but they say they did not know about the policy. What should we do? […]
March 16, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What We Know So Far

HR 6201, also known as the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, was passed by the House of Representatives on March 14 with further changes by the […]
March 16, 2020

Behold: The Industry Surprisingly More Dangerous Than Manufacturing

When thinking about dangerous industries, manufacturing and construction are likely to be one among the first that come to mind. Where heavy machinery is, the risk […]
March 10, 2020

When Business Threats are Contagious: 10 Answers for Employers Navigating the Coronavirus

Employers are facing an unprecedented challenge navigating COVID-19. As the virus spreads, it is generating fear and uncertainty. Employers need clear answers they can trust. They […]
March 10, 2020

Ask the Advisors: When Do I Have to Use the New I-9?

Question: I heard there is a new I-9. Am I required to use it now? Answer: You may begin using the new form immediately, but you […]
March 9, 2020

4 Ways to Show Employees That You Appreciate Them

How often do you say “thanks” to your team? Daily, occasionally, during an annual review? Saying thanks and showing appreciation shouldn’t be limited to special occasions. […]
March 4, 2020

Ask the Advisors: Can We Extend a New Employee’s Introductory Period?

Question: Can we extend a new employee’s probationary period? They aren’t meeting expectations yet. Answer: You can extend an introductory period, but I would recommend a different approach. […]
March 3, 2020

What You Need to Know Before Disciplining or Terminating an Employee

The prospect of corrective action or termination makes a lot of managers nervous. That’s understandable. For employees, being disciplined or losing their job can be anything […]
March 2, 2020

Coronavirus Guidance for Employers

In February 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued the following information related to the coronavirus: @RealThinkHR provides you with the latest #Coronavirus guidance […]
February 27, 2020

Ask the Experts: Mistakes on I-9s

Question: I just completed the I-9 with a new hire and realized I put down the wrong date. What do I do? Your client made a […]
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 […]
November 30, 2017

Social Security Wage Base for 2018 – Corrected

November 30th, 2017 The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced a correction in the wage base that will be used in computing Social Security taxes for […]
November 30, 2017

DOL Delays New Rules for Disability Benefit Claims

November 30th, 2017 On November 29, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a Final Rule that delays implementation of new claim rules for disability […]
December 4, 2017

Ask the Experts: Inviting Temporary and Contract Workers to Holiday Parties

December 4th, 2017 Question: Can we invite temporary workers (those from an outside agency) and contractors to our company holiday party? Answer: Inviting temporary and contract […]
December 4, 2017

Federal Law Update-November 2017

December 4th, 2017 OSHA Delays Electronic Filing of Form 300A On November 22, 2017, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the delay of […]