Tag: third party

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Pros and Cons of Outsourcing Payroll

Processing payroll has a lot of variables. Organizations need to understand federal, state, and local income tax requirements; how to process wage garnishments; how to set up payments for any benefits that come out of payroll, etc. There are also regulatory and compliance issues like the distribution of W-2s.

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Privacy Is More Than Simply Updating Your Website

Business owners and employers know they need to comply with privacy laws, but the scope of the compliance has expanded. In the past, organizations created general privacy policies, posted them on their websites, and went about their business. Today, privacy compliance requires more. Organizations must complete both external and internal tasks to create a successful […]

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Hire for More than Warm Bodies

The ripple effects of the COVID-19 crisis continue to increase as the unemployment rate rises to levels we haven’t seen since the Great Depression.

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Pros and Cons of Vendor-Provided Training

The modern workplace is full of complex technologies, whether they be mechanical, telecommunications, software, or others. For most companies, it’s not economical or efficient to develop such tools internally.

Stay Interviews: An Underutilized Tool for Reducing Turnover, Increasing Engagement

There is a saying in the outplacement business after any reduction in force that managers should “re-recruit” their employees by reminding them how valuable they are. Companies are particularly vulnerable at that time because employee turnover usually spikes. A tool to help re-recruit employees is the stay interview.  Stay interviews are conversations with employees about […]

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HIPAA Violations Cost Company $2.3 Million

21st Century Oncology, Inc. (21CO) has agreed to pay $2.3 million in lieu of potential civil money penalties to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and adopt a comprehensive corrective action plan to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and […]

Fire Harry Crane

Mad Men can be tough to watch for an employment lawyer. I was thinking of this while watching the show’s most recent episode, “New Business.” In a particularly cringe-worthy scene, Harry Crane propositions Megan under the pretense that he can help get her acting career back on track. Harry is a buffoon and a jackass, and I wondered […]

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NBC just seems to know when it’s my scheduled turn to blog reactions to The Office. Rather than face my intense scrutiny and the inevitable backlash from all of my loyal followers (i.e., my mom), the network punted, airing a full hour of Parks & Recreation instead. I was a few episodes behind anyway, so […]