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Understanding Contractor vs Employee

Independent contractor or employee? You better be sure. Recently, an appellate court in Pennsylvania affirmed a $4.5 multimillion-dollar verdict for employees due to misclassification as independent contractors. Many employers don’t realize how serious a...

Value of Workplace Violence Program

A 2019 survey reported nearly half of HR professionals said their organization had at some point experienced a workplace violence incident—up from 36 percent in the previous 2012 survey. Definition of workplace violence, per OSHA, is any act or threat of physical...

Engage & Retain Top Talent

You have some really great employees – you know who I’m talking about – the team members that just naturally stand out in a crowd. They are key employees who directly impact the success of your business. However, if these employees are not developed, nurtured and...

Handling a Toxic Employee

You undoubtedly have noticed a recent increase of articles on toxic employees. These are based on a newly released study by Society of Human Resource Management citing 20% of US employees have left their workplace due to a toxic environment, costing employers more...

Best Practices for Employee Time Off

At some point or another, business owners will receive a request for time away from work. These leave types may include vacation, sick and possibly medical. More and more the work culture and employers are trending towards work flexibility as a driver for employee...

Watch for Changing Employment Regulation

Your business model is working. You are effectively predicting the needs of your clients, providing an excellent service or product and its business as usual. Or is it? Sometimes small business leaders miss a shift in employment regulation because they are doing...

Why You Should Check Employee References

A while back, a survey from CareerBuilder of more than 2,500 hiring managers identified that MORE THAN HALF have caught job candidates lying on their resumes. 62% of respondents say they’ve identified candidates embellishing skills and abilities, and 54% say they’ve...

Midterms May Impact Workplace Policies

Democratic gains were made at the state level in Colorado, Illinois, Maine, New York, New Mexico, and Nevada.  However, the federal level results reflect less change than predicted.  The Society of Human Resources, on their recently published "Impact of the Midterms...

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