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By: | May 28, 2019
Over time, employee records can begin to accumulate and take up precious space. At which point you may be tempted to throw some of them out. But did you know that when you hire employees, you’re required by law to keep certain records from one to 30 years? These range from salary and payroll information... 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
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By: | Apr 08, 2019
Imagine driving to work one morning with no street signs or traffic lights to guide you. You would be super cautious every time you came to an intersection, and chances are good you’d be pulling your hair by the time you got to work due to the stress. Lights, signs and programmed systems create order... read more
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By: | Mar 28, 2019
Is sexual harassment on the rise in U.S. workplaces, or are more people stepping forward and filing complaints? Regardless which statement is accurate, harassment has become a critical HR issue for businesses large and small following the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. And for companies that don’t have a plan to build awareness and address harassment... read more
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By: | Mar 25, 2019
From Hollywood to the boardroom to the break room, sexual harassment headlines have shined an uncomfortable but necessary spotlight on harassment over the past year and a half. One emerging challenge for businesses without an onsite HR professional is determining what is and isn’t harassment, as well as what’s considered illegal. On one hand, many... read more
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By: | May 15, 2018
This article was updated on 6/10/2019. When your small business is hiring, it takes awareness and action to avoid the more common legal missteps. Take the all-important job application. In the article, “Does Your State Ban the Box with Job Applications? What You Need to Know,” we discussed the trend of states restricting employers from... read more