Category Archives: Compliance

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Did You Know – OSHA Logs Take 2

Did you know there are important statistics you can gather from your OSHA log? Remember, if you have 10 or more employees, you should be maintaining this log throughout the year AND posting the summary report from February 1 to…
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Stay Calm & Carry On: Tips for Dealing with Workplace Disputes

You say this, they say that. You think something is obvious, but your employees seem to think otherwise. One of the great challenges in dealing with workplace disputes is that, as the business owner or manager, 99% of issues that…
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Flaps Over Files: Employees and Access to Personnel Files

Personnel files. They’re sort of like school grades and medical records – everyone knows they’re important and that they contain private information, but no one’s really sure who can see them, or when. Considering that personnel files are one of…
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Not So Sweet: Subcontractor Employees May Still Be Your Responsibility

You’ve built a first-class company with state-of-the-art operations, a global reputation for environmental stewardship and an enviable supply chain that is the toast of your industry. You also possess a brand worth billions based on smiles and good times, all…
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10 (or 11) Things You Need to Do Now for Successful Year-End HR and Payroll Planning

It’s that time of year again. A time for hot cocoa, family gatherings, warm fireplaces, tacky sweaters, and of course, shopping! It’s also time for those of us in the HR and payroll fields to double-shot our espressos and buy…
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What Employers Should Know About ‘Ban-the-Box’ Laws

Would you ever hire a convicted criminal to work for your company? How about a person who has been adjudicated through the courts, or an individual who has served time? Each of these phrases essentially means the same thing –…
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Say It Ain’t So: Know What Not to Ask Your Next Future Hire (Accidental HR)

One of the greatest challenges businesses face is to develop an effective process for attracting, recruiting, evaluating and hiring talented employees for the company. Studies show that the number one problem with most job interviews is that the employer talks…
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Know Your Rights…and Theirs: What One Jimmy John’s Franchisee Learned the Hard Way About HR (Accidental HR)

You run a foodservice business – one that is part of a national franchise network whose brand is built on the promise of clean, fresh, tasty food made to-order. Some of your employees decide to begin an organizing effort, in…
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Reporting, Regulations & Requirements: Essential Reminders for Your HR Team (Did You Know?)

It’s that back-to-school time of year and for many of us, school always meant the Three R’s, which stood for “Readin’, Ritin’ and ‘Rithmetic”. However, if you’re managing human resources for a company then the Three R’s might actually stand…
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Classify Correctly and Stay Classy: Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Employees (Accidental HR)

When you’re running at full speed and trying not to trip, it’s often the little things that mess you up. And when it comes to human resources, these gremlins are particularly dangerous when you’re practicing “Accidental HR” – the unplanned,…
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