Category: HR Management & Compliance

There are dozens of details to take care of in the day-to-day operation of your department and your company. We give you case studies, news updates, best practices and training tips that keep your organization fully in compliance with ever-changing employment law, and you fully aware of emerging HR trends.

The Missing Element of M&A Due Diligence

As consolidation continues to increase, companies are getting more intentional about the due diligence process, particularly within the roles of finance, legal, and business development leaders. However, many organizations still fail to recognize the importance of including people leaders at the earliest stages. As a result, crucial aspects of the company’s future structure are often […]

Employees Say They Should Be Paid for Computer Boot Up and Shutdown Time

Ever heard of a “soft phone?” It allows phone calls to be received through a computer. There’s no additional hardware, other than the computer running the program, needed to accept a call. Call centers use this technology. Just one question: Should an employer pay its employees for the time it takes to boot up their […]

Make Sure You’re Fit to Administer FMLA Fitness-for-Duty Requirements

Maybe you’ve experienced this: An employee has a serious health condition, you provide the required Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) paperwork, and the certification form either comes back not fully filled out or so vague that you’re unable to figure out whether a serious health condition even exists. In these circumstances, FMLA regulations spell out […]

New Year, Updated Handbook

Welcome to the new year! Now is a good time to review, revise, and update your employee handbooks to ensure legal compliance. Why? Handbooks that are out of date, have inaccurate information about current laws, or are poorly written will do more harm than good. If you don’t have an employee handbook, it’s time to […]

Noncompete Contracts Protect Your Business in a High-Turnover Job Market

In a job market with high turnover rates, noncompete contracts are useful ways to protect your business in industries that are susceptible to damage when an employee brings knowledge of internal operations to other companies. This article is meant to help you decide whether your business would benefit from a noncompete contract for your employees […]

New Year’s Resolutions Every Employer Should Make

As the new calendar year begins, many organizations are wisely asking, “What can we do to protect our business assets from an employment law perspective?” This is a great question, and the beginning of the year is the perfect time to take stock of existing policies and their effectiveness, review recent changes to applicable laws, […]

5 HR Trends That Will Shape the Future of Work in 2023 

The pandemic reset long-established expectations about work, and employers and employees are still sorting out what it will mean over the long haul. It’s clear that employees overwhelmingly want more flexibility in the way they work, and they’ve demonstrated by the tens of millions they’re ready to jump ship if they don’t get it. But […]

2023 is the Year Organizations Must Get Serious About Distributed Work. Here’s Why…

Prior to March 2020, remote, distributed and hybrid work were novelties reserved mostly for freelancers, consultants, independent contractors and only in specific, rare occasions for full-time employees. COVID-19 changed that, creating an environment, practically overnight, in which distributed workforces became the status quo and essential for moving business and our economy forward. Perhaps no other […]

How Restructuring Your Teams Can Accelerate Your Success

As a business, you should be constantly evolving, as innovation, change, and a willingness to adjust when necessary are critical to business success. One area that should be frequently evaluated is your team structure. If the structure of your teams has remained stagnant for years, you may be missing out on opportunities for better employee […]