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Reminder: EEO-1 Is Due by March 31

Posted by Paul Hardin on Mar 25 2018

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) requires certain employers to submit a report categorizing their employees by race or ethnicity, gender, and job category. This demographic survey, called the EEO-1, is due by March 31. All employers with 100 or more employees must file the report.

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Topics: Human Capital Management, HR, Human Resources

Are Vacation and PTO The Same Thing?

Posted by Eric Daniel on Dec 7 2016

Vacation policies are intended to be used for the specific purpose of vacation or leisure time, and employers who offer vacation time generally offer sick leave as well. The alternative to having two separate benefits is a singular Paid Time Off (PTO) benefit, which may be used for any purpose the employee chooses.

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Topics: Human Capital Management

What Is Progressive Discipline?

Posted by Eric Daniel on Sep 21 2016

Progressive discipline generally begins with a conversation. This initial conversation is meant to nip any poor behavior in the bud. Often this conversation will be part of your regular coaching or check-ins with the employee, and some HR professionals view this as a step before actual progressive discipline. You make the employee aware of their unsatisfactory behavior or performance, make your expectations clear, give them any guidance or tools available to help them succeed, and allow them to bring their concerns to your attention.

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Topics: Human Capital Management

What Are the Requirements for Unpaid Internships?

Posted by Eric Daniel on Sep 9 2016

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 you more information about where to meet and what you can expect.The Department of Labor (DOL) uses the six factors below to evaluate whether a worker is an intern or an employee for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). These six criteria must be applied when making this determination:

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Topics: Human Capital Management

How Do Introductory Periods Work?

Posted by Eric Daniel on Aug 31 2016

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 employer and a new employee to evaluate each other and determine if the employment relationship is a good fit. Adequate human capital management in the first few weeks of a new hire is critical to employee success.

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Topics: Human Capital Management


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