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Drafting Your Company's Social Media Policy

on Jun 21, 2018 1:59:06 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Human resources
Chances are, most of your employees are on social media. It stands to reason that some of them may be using their private accounts to say things about their employment. Frustrated employees might even be complaining about their working conditions – or worse, about you.  
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Why Paid Sick Leave Is Becoming More Popular

on Jun 12, 2018 9:48:39 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources Benefits
We’ve all seen it—one of our employees has a bad cold, maybe even the flu, but they come to work anyway. In some cases, the employee has the option of taking time off, and you’d prefer they do so, but still they show up, putting everyone in the workplace at risk. The reasons vary. Sometimes the employee can’t afford the reduced hours. Sometimes they can take the financial hit, but they’re worried about falling behind on their projects, missing an important meeting, or looking bad next to their co-workers who never seem to take a day off.
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The Difference Between Mission, Vision and Value Statements

on Jun 7, 2018 4:10:05 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources
One of the opening sections of your employee handbook should introduce new employees to your company by defining your company's mission, vision and value statements. A common misconception is that these statements are one in the same. While it is true that they are closely related to one another, the notion that they are the same is simply not the case. However, when crafted properly, your mission, vision and values statements can work harmoniously to paint an overall picture of the type of company yours strives to be. 
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A Guide to Introductory Periods

on Jun 5, 2018 10:33:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources
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. Here are a few things to keep in mind while creating or updating a new hire policy for your company's employee handbook. 
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How to Make Reasonable Accommodations For Employees

on Jun 4, 2018 3:25:00 PM By | Complete Payroll | 1 Comment | Employees Human resources
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Hair's the Deal with Employee Dress Code

on Jun 1, 2018 1:30:00 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources
When creating your employee handbook, it is important to include a dress code policy that sets clear boundaries, but also respect the rights and beliefs of your employees. In order to avoid a hairy legal battle (pun intended) with an offended employee, here are a few things to consider with regard to hair grooming. 
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Dress Appropriately: How GM's Dress Code Helped Change Its Entire Culture

on May 23, 2018 3:35:00 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources
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When do employee background checks cross the line?

on May 19, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Human resources
Employers have become well-attuned to the importance of selecting job candidates that are qualified and will fit well with the organization’s culture.  Prior to extending an offer of employment to a viable candidate, best practices in conducting a background check are to use a variety of methods to assess skills, verify professional experience, and to check in with a candidate’s references.
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What is the Fair Credit Reporting Act?

on May 18, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Human resources
First enacted in 1970, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a piece of legislation regulating the collection, sharing, and use of personal credit information. It protects consumers from misuse of their credit information and enables them to access and (if necessary) correct information about their credit history.
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Keeping your employee background checks in compliance with the EEOC

on May 17, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Human resources
  Background checks are a critical part of hiring, but good employers understand that they are meant to be used responsibly. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission exists to ensure that discriminatory practices in employment are rooted out, providing guidelines for how information about potential and current employees can be used in a way that is fair and appropriate.
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