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Common Questions

Does Earmarked Money Apply Towards the Minimum Salary Threshold?

Since the additional amount is earmarked for the specific purpose of purchasing health insurance, the Department of Labor will likely consider the mon...

Should I Do Reference Checks?

Common customer question #14: Should I conduct reference checks on employees? Speaking to references is a great way to get more information about appl...

Common Questions

Talking About Politics At Work

This election season has given us generous helpings of drama, and the general election itself is only two months away. With the final stretch before t...

Human Capital Management

What Is Progressive Discipline?

Progressive discipline generally begins with a conversation. This initial conversation is meant to nip any poor behavior in the bud. Often this conver...

Payroll

Can We Still Ask About Previous Salaries?

Common customer question #17: I’ve heard that some states are passing laws prohibiting employers from asking job applicants about their previous salar...

Employee Benefits

Do We Pay For Worker's Comp. Meetings?

Common customer question #18: Are we required to pay a non-exempt employee for their time spent attending appointments related to a workers’ compensat...

Human Capital Management

What Are the Requirements for Unpaid Internships?

Common customer question #15: What requirements do I have to meet to hire unpaid interns? When you sign up, the director of their program will send yo...

Employee Benefits

Reminder: EEO-1 Report Due September 30!

What is an EEO-1 Report? When is it due? According to the EEOC Commission, the EEO-1 Report is a compliance survey mandated by federal statute and reg...

Employee Benefits

Are We Allowed To Ask Employees About Previous Worker's Comp?

Common customer question #16: Are we allowed to ask about an applicant's previous work-related injuries and workers' compensation history during an in...

ACA Compliance

Federal Law Alert: OSHA Rule Changes

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a new final rule revising its Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Il...

Human Capital Management

How Do Introductory Periods Work?

Common customer question #12 What is an introductory period and how does it work? An introductory period is a period of time put in place for an emplo...

Common Questions

Should We Reduce An Employee’s Hours As A Disciplinary Measure?

Common customer question #14: Should I reduce an employee's hours as a disciplinary measure? I do not recommend reducing hours as a disciplinary measu...