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Is Training Your Employees Worth the Investment? Part 3 of 3

August 18, 2014

The Face of Training Today:  Why eLearning has become the method of choice NOTE:  This is part 3 of a 3-part series regarding best practices in training topics and options for corporate success.  Part I focuses on making the business case for training. Part 2 covers the types of training and selecting the aright training for the right ...
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When Disaster Strikes: Human Resources’ Role in Helping Employees Manage

August 13, 2014

The unthinkable happens. A bomb explodes in a crowded business district. A tornado rips through town. Massive flooding impacts your area. Your business is near ground zero. Some of your employees are injured in the disaster, a few fatally, including your Human Resources leader. Employees are coming to you with HR questions and issues and you ...
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Is Training Your Employees Worth the Investment? Part 2 of 3

August 12, 2014

Types of training: Picking the right training for the right audience If you are interested in learning more about employee training programs and initiatives, attend our HRCI pre-approved webinar on August 19th at 11:00 AM Pacific. Click here to register. NOTE:  This is part 2 of a 3-part series regarding best practices in training topics and ...
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Is Training Your Employees Worth the Investment?

August 05, 2014

If you are interested in learning more about employee training programs and initiatives, attend our HRCI webinar on August 19th at 11:00 AM Pacific. Click here to register. Two managers are talking about training their employees. The first one asks, "Yeah, training costs money and what if we train them, and they leave?" The second responds, "What ...

From the Hotline: Rescinding an Employment Offer

August 29, 2014

Question: Can an employer rescind an employment offer after a certain period of time if the candidate wants to take some time to consider the offer? Answer: As a best practice, many employers consider providing a date within the offer letter specifically for this purpose that often states, “Should we not receive your decision on or before [X ...

From the Hotline: Paying Travel Time for Nonexempt Employee

August 29, 2014

Question: How should we pay a nonexempt employee traveling from California to North Carolina, departing on Sunday and returning after eight hours of training on Wednesday at midnight Pacific time? Answer: Based on California wage and hour regulations, compulsory travel time longer than the employee’s normal commute is considered compensable ...

New Jersey Employment Law Update – August 2014

August 28, 2014

Background Checks – “Ban the Box” On August 11, 2014, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed the “Opportunity to Compete Act,” (A.B. 1999). The law limits the ability of certain employers to inquire into a job applicant’s criminal record. The law applies to public and private employers in New Jersey that employ 15 or more employees ...

Massachusetts Employment Law Update – August 2014

August 28, 2014

Victim Leave On August 8, 2014, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed legislation (H.B. 2334) regarding leave for employees who are victims of abusive behavior (defined as domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, and kidnapping). The law applies to employers who employ 50 or more employees. Pursuant to the law, an employer must ...

Illinois Employment Law Update – August 2014

August 28, 2014

Use of Payroll Debit Cards by Employers On August 6, 2014, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation (H.B. 5622) establishing requirements for the use of payroll cards by employers. The law: Prohibits an employer from making receipt of wages by payroll card a condition of employment. Sets forth requirements for initiation of payment ...

Delaware Employment Law Update – August 2014

August 28, 2014

Disability Discrimination On July 31, 2014, Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed legislation (S.B. 185) amending Delaware’s Persons With Disabilities Employment Protection Act. Currently, the Persons With Disabilities Employment Protection Act applies to employers with 15 or more employees. Effective January 31, 2015, the law will be expanded ...

Federal Employment Law Update – August 2014

August 28, 2014

OFCCP – Proposed Rule to Collect Summary Compensation Data from Contractors in New Equal Pay Report On August 6, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking requiring covered federal contractors and subcontractors with more than 100 employees to submit an annual ...

From the Hotline: Best Practices for HR File Administration

August 28, 2014

Question: We have several locations and staff hiring and onboarding is done on site at each location. We currently keep the original personnel file at the location with a faxed copy of each new hire document sent to our main office. In a recent audit, we discovered discrepancies in the I-9 and W-4 paperwork that need to be corrected, causing us to ...

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