Employers: Don’t Make These Top 13 FMLA Mistakes

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Improve your FMLA administration to ensure employees can take advantage of it if necessary. In addition, you will protect your company from violations and penalties. 4 Key FMLA Findings Helen Applewhaite (FMLA Branch Chief) identified 3 areas that cause employers the most difficulty with FMLA: 1. notifications and communications between employers and employees; 2. recertifications;…

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How to Write and Update Your Employee Handbook For 2022 + Template

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Updated December 21, 2021 Employee Handbooks in 2022: The Definitive Guide Many business owners overlook the importance of a well-written employee handbook. A good handbook serves many purposes. Is your handbook a useful tool for your company? A strong employee handbook will: Set expectations for new hires Codify, organize, and update company policies Simplify onboarding…

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The Case For The Biometric Time Clock: Unmeasured Time Theft

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Time Theft: “It was happening a lot more than I thought.” I manage a small business of 15 employees, and when I started reading about employee time theft, my first reaction was to assure myself that it wasn’t happening here. “Not my employees,” I said to myself. I trust them. They’re really good people. I…

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Hiring Teens? How to Avoid a Department of Labor Audit

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Many businesses reopening after lockdowns are scrambling to find workers. Due to labor shortages for some types of jobs, some employers are turning to the youth labor market. Industries include food and beverage, retail, healthcare, and sports and recreation. Consider the numbers from April 2021; according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, of 266,000 jobs…

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Small Business HR Compliance

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Small business HR compliance has never been more complex. It’s critical that small business owners understand regulations and create a culture of compliance at their organization. We will discuss the following compliance categories that apply to small business employers: Hiring Laws Family Medical Leave, COVID Leave, and Paid Time Off Exempt vs Non-Exempt Employee Classifications…

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Your Independent Contractors are Probably Employees

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Do you employ independent contractors? Are you sure they qualify under the law? While the DOL withdrew the Independent Contractor Final Rule in the spring of 2021, employers are still bound by the duties test that has been used for decades. If you’re misclassifying, you are at risk of violating not only overtime, but many…

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2022 HR Compliance Checklist

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Updated January 12, 2022 When was the last time you did an HR compliance checkup? If it’s been a while, we recommend putting it at the top of your to-do list. Use a checklist for a systematic audit of your Human Resources practices to ensure that your company is compliant. It’s important to do this…

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