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 […]
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? […]
December 13, 2017

Court Orders Repayment of $45,896 and Sentences Former Fund Manager In Pension Plan Theft to Serve 5 Years of Probation

BIRMINGHAM, AL – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, Southern Division, has sentenced a former fund manager in Birmingham to make restitution […]
December 15, 2017

An Early Gift for Employers: Recent NLRB Decisions Create More Predictability

Twas eleven days before Christmas, when all through the land, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced it was taking a stand. What came as welcome […]
December 19, 2017

Federal Law Update-December 2017

DOL Announced Proposal Expanding Tip Sharing On December 4, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a notice of proposed rule making (NPRM) regarding the […]
December 19, 2017

California Law Update- December 2017

Oakland Minimum Wage Increase and Poster Update On December 12, 2017, the City of Oakland announced its minimum wage will increase to $13.23 on January 1, […]