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EEOC Releases Guidance on Workplace Harassment Prevention

Agency Offers Recommendations for Employers The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently issued Promising Practices for Preventing Harassment, a guidance document that features harassment prevention recommendations for employers in four broad categories: Leadership and accountability; Harassment policies; Harassment complaint systems; and Harassment training. Under each of the four categories, the guidance lists numerous actions employers … Continue reading EEOC Releases Guidance on Workplace Harassment Prevention

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Alcohol and Office Holiday Parties: 7 Ways to Reduce Your Liability

Office holiday parties can build morale, offer opportunities for more casual interactions among workers, and reward employees for a productive year– but did you know they can also be a source of liability for your company? If you choose to have alcohol at your holiday party, consider the following tips to help keep you and … Continue reading Alcohol and Office Holiday Parties: 7 Ways to Reduce Your Liability

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Sample Sexual Harassment Policy

Sexual harassment is on the rise. Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. As an employer, you have a responsibility to maintain a workplace that is free of sexual harassment. This is your legal obligation, but it also makes good business sense. If you allow … Continue reading Sample Sexual Harassment Policy

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USCIS Issues Form I-9 Scam Alert

Employers Are Not Required to Submit I-9s to USCIS The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently issued an alert warning of scam emails that appear to come from USCIS and ask employers for Form I-9 information. The alert advises that employers are not required to submit Forms I-9 to USCIS. According to the alert, … Continue reading USCIS Issues Form I-9 Scam Alert

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5 Ways To Deal With Politics in the Workplace

Let’s face it, discussing politics can be tense. At this time, employees may be more apt to discuss politics as well as disagree on various topics related to political issues. Tempers can flare and productivity can suffer. Below are 5 ways to reduce potentially heated political conversations in the workplace. Ensure Managers are trained to avoid political conversations/discussions in the workplace … Continue reading 5 Ways To Deal With Politics in the Workplace

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DOL Seeks Input on Federal Minimum Wage and Overtime Pay Exemptions

Employers Can Submit Comments through September 25, 2017 The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has published a request for information (RFI) seeking input on its 2016 final rule which adjusted the salary thresholds for executive, administrative, and professional employees to be exempt from federal minimum wage and overtime pay requirements. What Was in the 2016 Final … Continue reading DOL Seeks Input on Federal Minimum Wage and Overtime Pay Exemptions

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Implanting Microchips in Employees is Here! Wisconsin Company 1st in US

Three Square Market, located in River Falls, Wis., will begin offering implanted microchip technology to all employees beginning on Aug. 1.    The company designs software for “micromarket” vending machines for break rooms in office buildings around the country, and hopes it’s on the cutting edge of what it believes will soon be a commonplace … Continue reading Implanting Microchips in Employees is Here! Wisconsin Company 1st in US

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USCIS Releases Updated Form I-9 Handbook for Employers

Provides Guidance on Completing and Retaining Form I-9 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released an updated M-274, Handbook for Employers, which provides guidance for complying with the requirements of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Updated Handbook Among other things, the updated handbook provides information and answers on the following topics: Completing Form I-9; … Continue reading USCIS Releases Updated Form I-9 Handbook for Employers

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7 Ways to Eliminate FMLA Abuse

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave. Eligible employees are entitled to: Twelve workweeks of leave in … Continue reading 7 Ways to Eliminate FMLA Abuse

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