March 23, 2020

Ask the Advisor: What Should We Do If an Employee Says Their Symptoms Are Not Related to COVID-19?

Question:  What should we do if an employee says their symptoms are not related to COVID-19? @RealThinkHR experts explain what do to if #SickEmployees say their […]
March 21, 2020

FFCRA Payroll Tax Credit – Easing the Burden for Employers

On Friday, March 20, the U.S. Treasury, IRS, and U.S. Department of Labor announced their plans for making the paid leave provisions in the Families First […]
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 […]
December 4, 2017

California Law Update- November 2017

December 4th, 2017 Posting Updates In November 2017, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing released a new Transgender Rights in the Workplace poster, and […]
December 4, 2017

Missouri Law Update- November 2017

December 4th, 2017 2018 Minimum Wage According to the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, the Missouri minimum wage for 2018 is $7.85 per hour. […]
December 4, 2017

New Jersey Law Update- November 2017

December 4th, 2017 Random Drug Testing for Direct Care Staff Applicants and Employees On October 6, 2017, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed legislation (A.B. 2503) […]
December 4, 2017

Pennsylvania Law Update- November 2017

December 4th, 2017 Whistleblower Protections for City of Philadelphia Contractors On November 13, 2017, Philadelphia Mayor James Kenney signed an executive order providing whistleblower protections for […]