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Don't Forget - Companies Should Start Using the New I-9 Form Starting Monday, September 18, 2017

  Starting Monday, September 18, employers must use the revised Form I-9 for all new hires.  The revision date of the new form is 7/17/17. The new I-9...

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Americans with Disabilities Act: Questions & Answers

Below are frequently asked questions about the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which prohibits unjustified discrimination based on disability...

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FLSA: Can You Reclassify Employees?

The short answer is yes. All employees may be classified as non-exempt. Being classified as non-exempt is considered a benefit to the employee, while ...

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Being Consistent in Your Policies

In most situations, consistency is very important. However, you minimize risk by having a solid, defensible, business-related reason for granting a re...

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What Is The Performance Evaluation Cycle?

The Performance Evaluation Cycle Many people look forward to annual performance reviews the way they look forward to oil changes and tune-ups. Sure, t...

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What If An Employee Takes Reclassification Personally

I would recommend against disciplining the employee for his behavior thus far. The managers granted all the meetings that the employee requested. Retr...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Employee Behavior At Non-work Events

Common Customer Question #11: Can we tell employees how they have to behave at non-work events? We’re trying to prevent harassment from occurring outs...

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How Do I Handle Employees that Complain About Another?

Common Customer Question #12: We have an employee with a disfigured hand. It doesn’t affect his work or otherwise bother him, but other employees have...

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How Should Businesses Handle Pokémon Go?

Pokémon Go is a free-to-play game for iOS and Android devices, which has exploded in popularity among individuals of all ages since its debut. It has...

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