Strategic Management of Vacation Requests

You want to support employees by providing the opportunity for work/life harmony, but you also have customers to service and a business to run. Sometimes it is difficult to juggle multiple vacation requests around popular vacation times, especially during the summer months and other holiday times throughout the year. Below we have provided a few […]

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Employers and Summertime Events

Before debating what best removes barbecue sauce from white linen pants, it is recommended that employers partner with their Human Resources professionals in establishing a plan for summer-specific topics and activities. It is important to ensure that a proactive agenda, rather than a reactive response is formulated with regard to these topics. The topics that […]

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May 2015 HR Advisor Newsletter

May 2015 As we breathe a sigh of relief over the end of tax season, many of us are contemplating vacation schedules and hiring seasonal help. This month’s Advisor takes you through your pre-summer checklist with articles on vacation administration and ideas for giving back to the community through volunteerism.   HR Alerts Court Finds That Regular Attendance May […]

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Capital Summit Sets Stage for Annual Congress by Curtis Tatum, Esq. with the American Payroll Association

During APA’s Capital Summit, which was held on March 2-3 in Washington, D.C., government representatives provided insight into the latest developments affecting the payroll profession. Several speakers raised issues expected to be discussed or promoted at APA’s 33rd Annual Congress, May 5-9 in Las Vegas. DOL Expects ‘White Collar Exemption’ Regs Soon Mark Lara, a […]

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Bring Your Child to Work Day

The HR Pros / April 2015 Thursday, April 23rd is National Bring Your Child to Work Day (BYCTWD). This day was originally designed to bring daughters to work to teach young women about careers and occupational opportunities. Today, this has evolved into a learning event to teach all children about the workplace and to give […]

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Workplace Investigations: Part II

The HR Pros / April 2015 Many businesses find themselves having to conduct workplace investigations for a variety reasons, from harassment to violation of conduct guidelines. Knowing how to conduct a thorough investigation is key for reducing employer liability. In this two-part series, we are exploring the best practices for conducting an investigation. Last month, […]

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Workplace Bullying

 Although workplace bullying may be a new concern for some employers, others are all too familiar with its perils. Before we discuss facts of bullying, let’s look at its role in the workplace today. While bullying is not only a company culture issue, it is also a major liability concern for employers. Several states have […]

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APA Backs Same-Day ACH Settlement Option by Curtis Tatum, Esq.

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Workplace Investigations: Part 1

The HR Pros / March 2015 Many businesses find themselves having to conduct workplace investigations for many different reasons—from harassment to conduct-related issues. Knowing how to conduct a thorough investigation is key for reducing the amount of liability to which employers expose themselves. In this two-part series, we will explore the best practices for conducting […]

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8 Reasons Your Organization Should Have an Employee Handbook

1) Introduces Employees to the Organization’s Culture, Mission, and Values Perhaps the most important aspect of your Employee Handbook is the introduction of new employees to your corporate culture and how they will fit in. This helps to foster a sense of pride and belonging, which studies show will help employees become more productive in […]

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