Large Employers May Soon Have to Report Pay Data

Late last week the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a proposed change to the annual Employer Information Report, or EEO-1, which would require that employers with more than 100 employees report pay data in addition to the information they currently provide on race, ethnicity, sex, and job category. The proposed rule was published in […]

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February 2016 HR Newsletter

  It is finally February! In this month’s newsletter, we look at the difficult business of terminating well-liked employees and at the basics of state disability insurance programs. Check back with us midmonth for an article on office romances. Featured Article: Terminating a Well-Liked Employee Eight years ago you hired an extremely talented, energetic individual who quickly […]

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The Value of Employment Branding

Employment branding is the process of positioning an organization as an employer’s choice in the labor market. Employment branding is essential to analyze because employers can understand what motivates individuals to work for and continue working for particular organizations. Some employers such as Google, Apple, Sony, etc. have created images that are universal icons which […]

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Meet The Millennials

Millennials, just like any generation, have a unique set of skills and expectations that are the result of the era they grew up in. In November our featured article was “Motivating Millennials“. There we discussed who they are and how you can motivate them. Today, we dive into their traits and other benefits of hiring […]

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January Question and Answer

This month we conquer the question of the breakroom… how do you handle stinky foods and pungent leftovers? Q: We’ve had some complaints about pungent leftovers. Can we tell employees not to heat up stinky foods in the office breakroom microwave? A: Great question! There are no legal guidelines you have to follow, but I […]

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Hot HR Topics in 2016: Paid Sick Leave Trends

It seems like yesterday we were ringing in the new year, and yet here we are three weeks in! Today we cover out last hot HR topic for 2016. In case you missed it we have covered everything from marijuana in the workplace to minimum wage increases. Today we look at paid sick leave trends […]

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Hot HR Topics in 2016: Minimum Wage Increases

Today’s hot HR topic in 2016 is Minimum Wage Increases! Stay tuned for our 5th and final hot HR topic “Paid Sick Leave Trends”! Minimum Wage Increases: January 1st saw the minimum wage increase in 14 states: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, New York, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, and West […]

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Hot HR Topics in 2016: Proposed Changes to the FLSA

We are half-way through our 5 hot HR Topics in 2016. So far we have covered Health Care Reform, Marijuana in the Workplace, and now “Proposed Changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act”. Stay tuned for our next topic “Minimum Wage Increases!”   Proposed Changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act: The proposed changes to […]

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Hot HR Topics in 2016: Marijuana and the Workplace

The new year tends to bring new HR trends and topics to the forefront. In the following days we will look at five topics we expect to dominate HR-related conversations in 2016: health care reform, marijuana in the workplace, proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act, minimum wage increases, and paid sick leave trends. Today’s […]

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Five Hot HR Topics in 2016: Health Care Reform

The new year tends to bring new HR trends and topics to the forefront. In the following days we will look at five topics we expect to dominate HR-related conversations in 2016: health care reform, marijuana in the workplace, proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act, minimum wage increases, and paid sick leave trends. Health […]

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