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MAY
20

What You Need to Know About USERRA

Before this act was implemented, the U.S. had a habit of continuously reworking the acts protecting their service men and women. It first began with the Veterans' Reemployment Rights (VRR) dating pre-World War II. When that was found to be insufficient, the Selective Training and Service Act (STSA) of 1940 was put into place at the very beginning of World War II. However, times and needs changed (as to be expected), and USERRA was enacted in 1994. The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act gives employers specific responsibilities once National Guard or Reserve units are activated. These USERRA regulations have become especially relevant to employers as COVID-19 has called on the National Guard and Reservists for their service.
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MAY
06

How to Set Expectations with Remote Employees

In the words of James Humes, "The art of communication is the language of leadership." You have likely noticed that communication seems to be more effective in person. This is likely because humans have a natural tendency to read into body language, tone, and other similar cues to gather the whole story, which we often do subconsciously. When interacting with remote workers, these cues diminish if not dissipate. This doesn't create a roadblock, but more of a speed bump as you may have to put some extra effort into communicating with and managing remote employees. Here's how to be an even better leader to your remote workers!
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APR
20

FLSA: Regular Rate Calculation Final Rule

It's been more than 50 years since the Department of Labor updated the FLSA definition of regular rate of pay, but as of January 15, 2020, the FLSA has announced a final rule regarding which perks can be included in the regular rate of pay.

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APR
06

Tips for Telecommuting

Telecommuting isn't anything particularly novel, but with the onset of the extremely novel COVID-19, came a rapid need for telecommuting nationwide. If working from home isn't something you have done much before, you may need a few tips on how to stay focused and get your work done as if you were at your desk in the office. By now you know how to telecommute, but are you aware of telecommuting best practices? Our blog gives you tips on how to work from home like a pro.
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MAR
16

Do I have to Pay Employees for that?

Depending on the industry, there can be a lot of blurred lines as to what the employer payment obligations are. To help you have a better idea of what these rules and exemptions are, we have compiled several scenarios in which you may or may not have to pay your employees. Keep reading to learn more and don't forget to check your state laws to ensure you're within their guidelines.

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MAR
02

Full-Time vs. Part-Time: What You Need to Know

Laws are constantly changing and sometimes it's hard to keep up. Many employers have questions regarding full-time vs. part-time positions and what flexibility they have with making decisions about benefits, overtime pay, and other such issues. That's why we want to answer employers' most frequently asked questions regarding full-time versus part-time employees!
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FEB
21

New FLSA Overtime Exemptions in Effect

The U.S. Department of Labor has released their final FLSA overtime rule and it went into effect January 1, 2020. What does this mean for you? It's time for you to make sure you are aware and complying with this new overtime ruling to avoid repercussions. We will discuss what this ruling means for you and some options for your company going forward.
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FEB
07

Handbooks: Have You Updated Yours?

If you're an employer, you have likely given a new employee a handbook, requested them to read it, had them sign it, and then filed the signed document away. However, when is the last time you read the handbook yourself? If you can't remember, then it probably means it's time to update it. Why should you update your handbook if you abide by the same policies? While you may have a set of standards and rules set in your mind, the government is constantly changing the rules and regulations for employees and employers alike.

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JAN
23

Don’t Forget: OSHA 300A Form Deadline Coming Soon

Being a business owner requires a great deal of time, dedication, and multi-tasking as you probably know. You may find yourself having to scramble to meet deadlines, but you don't want to get behind when it comes to the OSHA 300A form. Many people seem to be confused as to what is required of them, if they need to fill out this form, and the consequences of failure to post this form. We've found some of the most popular questions regarding 300A forms and answered them for you!

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JAN
06

How to Avoid Ghosting in the Workplace

Within the workforce, it's typically understood that you should inform the necessary people if you won't be attending a meeting, or if you are intending to leave the organization. It's generally a rule of thumb to give at least two weeks' notice when exiting a position. However, times are changing, and some individuals prefer to use the method referred to as "ghosting" to leave behind their former obligations.


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