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Monthly Archive: December 2016

How Much Are Bad Employees Costing You?

A new year is (almost) upon us and with that, a new years’ resolution to perhaps trim the fat. But this time we’re not talking about your waist line, rather we’re discussing cutting out those employees that are toxic to your workplace. …

Lawsuit Highlights Pitfalls of Gender Bias in Promotion Decisions

A recent lawsuit filed by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) underscores the need for companies to not base promotion decisions on an employee’s gender, especially if said employee is pregnant! In the case, the EEOC claimed that a female employee …

New Bill Makes HRAs Available for Some Employers

Thanks to a sweeping bill signed into law by President Obama, small companies will once again be able to offer stand-alone health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) without violating the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  But before we dive in, let’s first examine why this “perk” …

Strict workplace attendance policies could end in lawsuit

It seems fairly obvious – you expect your employees to show up to work and, therefore, it makes sense to track said attendance. However, strict attendance policies have run afoul of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the latest case is a …

Report Examines Reasons for Gender Pay Gap (and it might not be as simple as you think!)

A new study by PayScale suggest that when it comes to the gender pay gap, things are much more complicated than simply comparing men to women in equal roles. According to the study, which was based on data on 1.8 million US …

How To Be Inclusive During the Holiday Season

Unless you know which holidays the employees in your workforce celebrate, you can’t be 100-percent sure that you are being fully inclusive with your office decorations, staff parties and time off. So what’s the solution? Include all the holidays? Avoid them all …

A New HR Ordinance to Watch (Even if You Aren’t in California)

Voters in San Jose, California, recently approved a measure that requires employers within city limits to offer work hours to part-time employees before hiring new employees. It is the first such ordinance of its kind, but HR experts suggest that the concept …

USCIC Issues New I-9 Form

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) earlier this month released a revised version of Form 1-9 for Employment Eligibility Verification. Changes in the new form include: A request that candidates list “other last names used,” versus asking for “other names used” …
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