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Employee Termination Script | How to Script Your Termination Meeting

on Jul 17, 2018 11:43:56 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Human resources
It’s easy to become overwhelmed when tackling difficult conversations, and terminations are no exception. Who hasn’t experienced a conversation, either in their professional or personal life, that derailed once heightened emotions came into play? When you anticipate challenging conversations like this, one of the best ways to prepare is to have a script.
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Some insight into employing minors

on Jul 13, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Payroll Human resources
It’s summertime! It’s also the time many teens across the US are seeking summer jobs which can even become regular part-time work for some…which means a regular part of your business. If your company employs or plans to employ anyone under 18, be aware of how federal child labor laws and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) play a key part in your business success. (Note: State child labor laws may differ from the federal regulations. In turn, go with the rules offering more protection.)
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The 6 fundamentals of performance reviews

on Jul 11, 2018 4:04:08 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources
There’s a lot of debate in the HR world about what performance management process employers should use. The annual performance review, once the standard, has fallen out of favor with some employers. They’ve opted instead for more frequent feedback about performance, sometimes involving the employee’s peers in addition to their supervisor. Others, to be sure, still prefer the traditional annual performance review.
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Can You Fire an Employee for Something They Did Outside of Work?

on Jul 6, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources
You weren’t snooping, but you’ve accidentally discovered that Marcie in sales is engaging in some pretty unsavory behavior outside of work. Can you terminate her over this, even though it wasn’t something she did on the clock?
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19 Days Well Spent

on Jul 4, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments |
You have sat in meetings. You have most assuredly sat in meetings that lasted longer than your attention span. You've probably never endured a 19-day meeting. But that's exactly what elected representatives from some of the British colonies in North America did in New York City back in October of 1765.
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How To Inform Your Staff About a Terminated Employee

on Jul 3, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources
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When Should You Fire an Intern?

on Jul 2, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Human resources
Internships can be an amazing experience, both for interns and for employers. As a business, offering internships allows you to tackle temporary projects, scout out new talent, and offer supervisory experience to individual contributors who aspire to transition into management.
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Can You Fire an Independent Contractor?

on Jun 29, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Human resources
Short answer: No. Longer answer: You can get rid of an independent contractor if they’re not holding up their end of the contract. But it’s not “firing” because independent contractors don’t work for you, they work for themselves.
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Can You Fire an Employee for Something they Said Online?

on Jun 28, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Human resources
With everyone and their grandmother on social media these days, it’s no surprise that this has become a tangled issue for many employers. If your employee is posting negative, hateful, or offensive things online, do you have the right to fire them? And if it’s legal, is it ethical?
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Alternatives to Employee Termination

on Jun 27, 2018 1:45:32 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources
Most employees do a decent job. They show up, they do the work that’s meant for them, they make and fix occasional mistakes, and are generally pretty good. You also get a few superstars who are thriving at your business. That’s always exciting.
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