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Check out our weekly blog posts and see the latest news and discussions happening in the HR world of business.

Daylight Savings and How It Impacts Payroll/Wages

Originally, daylight savings time was designed to make the most out of sunlight and reduce reliance on fossil fuels, which were in high demand during the 1900s due to the World War. However, if you really thumb through the history books, ancient …

COVID-19 Vaccinations: Can They Be Made Mandatory By Your Employer?

In November, Pfizer and Biontech announced that its vaccine for the novel Coronavirus was more than 90 percent effective at preventing study participants from getting sick with Covid-19, news that was trumped just days later when Moderna announced that its Covid-19 vaccine candidate …

Can You Fire An Employee On FMLA Leave?

Business 101 dictates that you really can’t fire someone for actually requesting and being granted time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). In fact, the FMLA includes an anti-retaliation clause that prohibits employers from striking off workers just for …

Communicating While Wearing a Mask

While we appreciate the sound logic behind wearing a mask – in that it is effective at stopping the spread of Covid-19 and the usual seasonal viruses – there’s no denying that it does make communicating a tad more tricky. Since these …

Can Employers Become Liable For COVID-19 Remote Injuries?

As we prepare to batten down the hatches for what experts are calling the second surge of the Covid-19 outbreak, folks that had returned to the office are once again slinking back into their sweatpants and snuggling up on the sofa. With …

Can You Ask Your Employees The Details of Using PTO?

Having been in HR for a while, we know how rare it is that there is ever a clear-cut answer to anything. And once again, the answers are about as clear as mud when it comes to the topic of asking employees …

HR How-To: Fight Employee Turnover

If you’ve been around for a while, you know that one of our favorite topics is the concept of employee retention. We hold this topic in high esteem because a revolving door of workers can quickly add up, with recent estimates from …

Continuing Employee Engagement Through Virtual Work

Sure, we may have relaxed some of our Covid-19 rules, but many employees are still working from home and are expected to do so for the foreseeable future. With this in mind, we wanted to focus today’s blog on how to foster …

HR How-To: Host A Holiday Party In 2020

After the year we’ve all had, it may not feel like time to celebrate. However, many companies still want to reward their employees for their pandemic perseverance by hosting a holiday party. Acknowledging that our usual blogs on this topic won’t really …

Skills Vs. Competencies

If you are in an industry where your workers need to be able to perform a specific task, chances are you have a list of skills or competencies they must be able to demonstrate. Chances are you use the terms skills or …