An employee handbook is a bit like a home-cooked meal. On the surface, it fills a basic need, whether for sustenance or guidelines. But, with the right recipe, it can also bring people together and foster communication. In this special report, we’re going to help you create the right handbook recipe for your workplace.
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The federal DOL overtime regulations go into effect this year. Are you ready? This report includes a summary of key changes, including the salary level test and salary basis test. As a bonus, we've included a handy flowchart to help you determine exemption status under the FLSA.
Election season can be an exciting time, but it’s also a busy time for HR pros who are reviewing policies regarding political activity in the workplace. This report offers guidance on important HR topics, including federal and state laws surrounding voting laws, political activity in the workplace, an employer’s conduct, and the conduct of employees.
This report highlights the five mistakes most commonly
made when dealing with job descriptions and gives useful tips and tactics on how to avoid mistakes and make your job descriptions a valuable tool in HR management.
In order to understand the ways in which the FMLA, the ADA, and workers' compensation laws interact, it is important first to understand the legal basics of each law. Download this free chart for a helpful overview.
From 401(k)s, to FMLA , to sexual harassment, this report covers it all. Download today and get access to guidance on 21 key HR training topics.
The focus has never been so strongly aimed at hiring quality, engaged, employees with high potential as it is now. This report aims to see how companies currently approach accomplishing that goal. See the results of our national survey.
This exclusive special report covers hiring records, employment relationships, termination records, litigation issues, electronic information issues, tips for better recordkeeping, and a list of legal requirements.
HR professionals often have the potential to be the best coaches in an organization. Follow the tips and tricks outlined in this free special report to help organizational leaders and managers reach their potential in becoming excellent leaders.
This handy calculator lets you plug in your expenses for recruiting, benefits, salaries, and more. Graphs automatically generate to show you your annual cost per hire and a breakdown of where you are spending the most money.
The final California Family Rights Act (CFRA) regulations, which took effect on July 1, bring California rules into closer alignment with FMLA regulations. While the changes mean fewer differences between state and federal regulations, some significant differences remain. Download this infographic to learn more.
CAL/OSHA Regulations, Enforcement Trends, and More
Download this special report to learn how to: recognize the benefits and goals of new employee orientation; assume a leadership role in the process; determine the topics to be covered; and plan and execute successful orientations.
When you think about it, no HR document is more important than the job description. It's the architectural blueprint of your company, showing what all parts of the organization do, how they interrelate, and who sees that the work gets done. This White Paper lists the 13 things that you should and should not do when putting a job description together.
The best questions to ask in an interview…it’s an issue on the mind of many HR professionals these days, particularly with hiring picking back up after the long recession. This report combines PowerPoint slides with notes in a 43-page White Paper to demonstrate the best interview questions for employers.
This white paper explains why it is important for companies to have and update their job descriptions, and the 2 major legal issues that that drive how job descriptions should be drafted. It also gets to the nuts and bolts of actually drafting job descriptions that work.
Regardless of your political inclinations, one thing is clear: healthcare reform will affect your business, and your job is to know how. This Executive Summary provides a rundown of the immediate changes, as well as those to be implemented in coming years.
Performance appraisals can help strengthen your legal position if you’re sued by an employee. Your best defense is to demonstrate a pattern of careful documentation and counseling with all employees. Here are 10 tips for building up a solid defense so it’s there in case you ever need it
Getting the notice requirements right is one of the trickiest aspects of CFRA compliance. This free white paper covers employee notice requirements (foreseeable leave, unforeseeable leave, and content of notice), employer notice requirements (general notice, eligibility notice, notice of rights & responsibilities, and designation notice), and the required timing of medical certifications.
Employee handbooks come in all shapes and sizes, but an incomplete or incorrect handbook is more than just a nuisance. If it's not drafted correctly, your handbook can actually lead you down the very path you're hoping to avoid: The one that leads to the local courthouse. This report gives you a list of the 20 “must-have” policies that no employee handbook should be without.
Costs are rising and budgets are getting tighter, and many employers are looking to voluntary benefits to fill any gaps in coverage. While healthcare and life insurance tend to receive the most attention, there is another unique asset that is valuable to any benefits package—comprehensive legal insurance.
In order to maximize productivity, every company wants to ensure that it recruits and retains the best and the brightest talent. To compete and remain on the cutting edge of their respective industries, companies must ensure not only that they have enough people but the right people. Obviously, the goal is to get the biggest “bang” for the buck. However, it is no secret that recruiting talented employees can be difficult.
What aspects of work are most likely to get on employees’ nerves? More importantly, at what point does it go beyond annoying and into “deal-breaker” territory?
Federal Contractors Get Ready for Change: What the Final Disability and Veterans Regulations Mean For You
On March 24, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP's) final rule requiring affirmative action requirements for individuals with disabilities under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and for protected veterans under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) takes effect. The long anticipated final regulations will substantially impact federal contractors and their affirmative action plans for individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
Trying to manage today's rapidly evolving compliance requirements with outdated tools drags down productivity, raises costs, and increases your risk of noncompliance. And, it's making your job harder.
Download this how-to guide sponsored by Kronos to determining the best workforce management solutions to ease compliance with the Affordable Care Act. Learn how easy it is to track, automate, and analyze data from across your organization and generate:
77% of HR professionals cited helping people as their primary reason for choosing the profession.
Whether Millennials are narcissistic is up for debate, but whether they are the future of your company is not. The Boomers are leaving and the Millennials are going to fill those shoes, like it or not.
PayScale's whitepaper, How to Perform Compensation Benchmarking and Set Salary Ranges, will provide you with a step-by-step guide to benchmarking and setting ranges that will help you retain talent, and keep a competitive edge.
In order to attract and retain quality employees, it is important for employers to review their insurance offerings. This may involve studying insurance costs and trends or looking at what other employers are offering to their employees. However, it is definitely important to know your organization and your employees and what insurance options are out there for: