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January 14, 2020

The Ins and Outs of Conducting Background Checks

Have you considered conducting background checks as part of your hiring process? The practice is fairly typical in the banking and financial services industries, as well […]
January 7, 2020

3 Signs of Workplace Violence and How to Mitigate Them

Despite the rising number of horrific incidents related to workplace violence, many employers continue to believe the common myth that “it will never happen here.” However, […]
December 30, 2019

Ask the Experts: An Uptick in Employee Complaints

Question: We’ve seen an uptick in complaints from employees. Is this cause for concern? Answer: The mere fact that you’re getting more complaints than normal isn’t […]
December 27, 2019

What We’re Reading — December 2019

The winter holidays are coming to a close, but it’s never too early to begin thinking about next year with our curated selection of articles about […]
December 23, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Federal Court Sentencing Operators of Sleep Study Centers in California for Healthcare Plan Fraud

LOS ANGELES, CA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), the U.S. District Court for the Central District […]
December 19, 2019

No Changes in the ACA Following Appeals Court Ruling

Yesterday’s ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Texas v US does not have any immediate effect on the Affordable Care […]
December 17, 2019

Final 2020 Form W-4 Released

The final redesigned 2020 Form W-4 was released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on December 5. Two of the biggest changes to the form are: […]
December 16, 2019

IRS Releases Final 2019 ACA Reporting Forms and Instructions

The IRS has finalized the forms and instructions that employers will use for 2019 reporting under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Applicable large employers (ALEs) will […]
December 16, 2019

5 Compliance Issues Every HR Leader Should Know

While the word “compliance” isn’t specifically in “Human Resources,” anyone with their PHR or SPHR will tell you that it’s a massive part of the job. […]
December 12, 2019

An Employee Was Injured at Work – Now What?

Private industry employers reported approximately 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and serious illnesses in 2017. Despite your best efforts and all the workplace safety tips in […]
December 11, 2019

4 Proven Tips to Improve Office Safety

Recent horrific acts of violence have brokers asking themselves, “How can I help my clients protect themselves and their employees?” and “What can I do to […]
December 9, 2019

Easy Mistakes You Need to Evade During a Termination Meeting

No manager enjoys termination meetings. Many consider these meetings to be the worst part of their responsibilities. However, sometimes they’re necessary and ultimately best for both […]
December 19, 2017

New York Employment Law Update-December 2017

December 18th, 2017 New York City Pregnancy and Employment Rights Publications Updated The New York City Commission on Human Rights published an updated poster and fact […]
December 19, 2017

Ohio Employment Law Update-December 2017

December 18th, 2017 Disposal of Social Security Numbers On June 6, 2017, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed legislation (S.B. 769) prohibiting the disposal, or transfer to […]
December 19, 2017

Oregon Employment Law Update – December 2017

December 18th, 2017 Disposal of Social Security Numbers On June 6, 2017, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed legislation (S.B. 769) prohibiting the disposal, or transfer to […]
December 19, 2017

Washington Employment Law Update – December 2017

December 18th, 2017 Poster Updates The following Washington required posters have been updated to reflect 2018 changes: Employers are required by Washington law to display the […]