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What “American Vandal” Does (Not) Teach Us About Workplace Investigations

I don’t normally binge-watch TV shows. While time is certainly an issue, I’m not going to go as far as to self-importantly claim that I do not have any availability to watch television. Let’s just say it’s a big commitment that I personally have a tough time setting aside. I’m more than happy with the […]

Business Owner Tax Deductions and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

In part 1 of this article we began to explore the effect that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) has on personal tax deduction for business owners. Today we are going to explore reporting requirements for Relevant Passthrough Entities (RPEs) as well as some timing considerations.

Shrinking the Student Loan Debt: Let’s Start at Work

Employees in every industry are burdened with student loan debt. According to the latest Federal Reserve data, Americans carry over $1.5 trillion in student loans. The amount continues to grow every quarter. PricewaterhouseCoopers’ 2018 Employee Financial Wellness Survey revealed that 54% of employees are stressed about their finances, and 64% are impacted by student loans. […]

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3 Ways to Make 1:1 Meetings Amazing for Everyone

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It’s time to give the 1:1 meeting a long overdue makeover. With many organizations shifting to ongoing performance management, there’s a growing awareness that regular check-ins between managers and employees are good for everyone. Unfortunately, very few organizations offer guidance to improve how they discuss challenges and give feedback. Here are three tips to help […]

6 Steps to Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

Conflict resolution in the workplace can be broken down into steps to simplify the process. By doing so, HR and managers can ensure more effective communication and a more effective conflict resolution process.

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Wage and Hour: Is It Legal to Suspend an Employee Without Pay as a Form of Discipline?

QUESTION: My company often sends employees home without pay for various offenses, such as egregious dress code violations, insubordination, and slacking off. Sometimes, the employee is told to return the next day, and sometimes the suspension runs for a few days or more while we investigate. I wouldn’t want anyone to know I’m asking, but […]

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5 Critical Components Every Job Description Must Contain

In a part one of this article we featured the California Employment Law Letter’s take on the importance of a good job description. Today, we look at the key components every job description must contain.