HR Policies & Procedures

Keep your company in compliance with federal and state laws while you set the appropriate tone for your organization. Get tips on developing solid HR policies that will hold up to scrutiny, along with quick-reading summaries of significant white papers that provide perspective to help you evaluate policy choices in terms of your organization.

Free Special Report: 5 Tips for Creating HR Policies That Will Hold Up in Court


Remote Workers—Alternatives for the Authorized Representative

Yesterday’s Advisor presented Attorney John Nahajzer’s advice for employers fulfilling I-9 duties for remote employees with local notaries. Today, alternatives to notaries.

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I-9 Compliance and Remote Employees: Physical Presence or Notary?

In today’s Advisor, Attorney John Nahajzer offers advice for employers fulfilling I-9 duties for remote employees with local notaries.

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12 Point Action Plan—Handling Violence in The Workplace

Yesterday’s Advisor featured Attorney Edwin G. Foulke Jr.’s critical guidance on handling an active shooter in the workplace. Today, Foulke’s 12-point action plan for handling violence in the workplace.

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Active Shooter in the Workplace: How to Respond Effectively

“Active shooter”—the hope is you’ll never have to face that terrifying situation, but it’s wise to be prepared should the worst happen, says Attorney Edwin G. Foulke Jr. Organizations need a plan for how to respond to reduce the risk of devastating consequences.

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Drafting Severance Agreements—Do’s and Don’ts to Avoid EEOC Attention

Two recently filed EEOC lawsuits reveal that severance packages are even trickier than we thought, says Attorney Joel Van Parys. It’s fine to use a template for these agreements, but it is also important to look at them individually.

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Creating a Diverse Workforce—Only Half the Battle

Even if your company succeeds at diversity recruitment, the work of developing diversity—and taking full advantage of it—is far from over.

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Infographic: 2014 Workplace Policies & HR Policy Practices

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Nearly 90% of the 2,662 HR professionals that took our 2014 Policy Practices survey reported that their organization had formalized employee workplace policies. How are policies distributed to employees? Do they include “at will” disclaimers? Are employees required to confirm receipt? How effectively are policies enforced? How often are they updated? How has recent “ban the box” legislation impacted background check policies? The infographic below answers these questions and more.

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Benefits from Cars to Credit to Counseling to Charity

Yesterday’s Advisor offered healthcare results from the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) 2014 Benefits Survey; today, the survey’s results for other types of benefits.

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Who’s Offering What Benefits? (SHRM Survey)

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) released its 2014 Employee Benefits Survey at its recent Annual Conference and Exposition in Orlando. The findings are helpful for determining what benefits are commonly offered and which ones you might want to consider.

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Open-Door Policy: What Does It Mean for You?

Does your organization have an “open door” policy? What does that mean in your organization?

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