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Shanna Wall

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By: | May 08, 2020
The rules and norms governing the workplace are changing and employee manuals need to reflect the shifts that are happening. Having well-written and up-to-date employee policies is more than a good business practice. It also helps put you on firm legal footing. Nowadays, this means addressing gender equality issues, remote working arrangements, technology use, and... read more
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By: | Sep 06, 2019
Following the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which made major changes affecting taxpayer withholding, the IRS announced it would be redesigning Form W-4. Here we are, two years later, and the most recent draft of the form provides insight into what employers and employees should expect for 2020. Revisions at a Glance The first... read more
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By: | Aug 30, 2019
Discrimination is unacceptable when it comes to hiring, and small business owners must do their absolute best to draw within the lines of federal, state and local mandates. Still, there is a basic challenge when you’re looking to hire the most qualified individuals: How much information can you request and still be compliant with hiring... read more
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By: | Aug 19, 2019
“The times they are a changin’.” It’s a constant refrain in the business world, especially when HR status quo is challenged legally and new policies evolve. Whether it’s federal, state or local laws, staying abreast of compliance-related policies protects your business from unexpected legal action. Trends to Watch in 2019 HR professionals need to keep... read more
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By: | Jul 02, 2019
Exempt or non-exempt? That is the question. To comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), you must designate each of your employees as one or the other. There are specific FLSA guidelines to help you classify employees, but you may also have questions about how to handle certain time and pay issues under those... read more
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By: | May 13, 2019
Two significant events pushed harassment from the shadows and into the spotlight: #MeToo and #TimesUp. The headlines that followed delivered a sobering message: Harassment is more of an issue than most thought. Yet, it remains an issue when employees, managers and business owners have an “It happens, but it doesn’t happen here” point of view.... read more