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Update: FFCRA Health Exemption and Other Rules Called Into Question

September 17, 2020

FFCRA Update: Healthcare Exemption and Other Rules Called into Question ALERT: The DOL has updated its FFCRA rules in response to the federal court decision. Click here to review this important update. On Monday, August 3, 2020, a federal judge struck down some of the Department of Labor’s rules regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response…

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FFCRA Healthcare Exemption and Other Rules Updated

September 16, 2020

Updated FFCRA Rules: Limits Placed on Healthcare Exemption and Other Rules  The Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it has updated its rules regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The new rules go into effect on September 16, 2020.   The update occurred in response to an August 2020 decision by a federal district…

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If You Were Given an Elephant (and Other Interview Questions)

September 16, 2020

Learn how to interview better and you will get better employees. That said, some interview questions are stranger than others – and whether they’re useful depends on your strategy. What would YOU do if you were given an elephant you couldn’t refuse?

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What Are Behavioral Interview Questions and How Do You Write Them?

September 11, 2020

Why the Best Job Interview Questions Are Behavioral Interview Questions. Stop us if you’ve heard this old job interview cliche before:  In the middle of interviewing a candidate, the hiring manager asks, “What is your greatest weakness?” Without missing a beat, the candidate smiles slightly, folds their hands on their knees, and responds “My greatest…

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How to Avoid Paying Unemployment Benefits

August 18, 2020

How to Avoid Paying Unemployment After an Employee Is Fired or Quits   It’s a question that comes up often in the CEDR Solution Center: If I fire someone for cause, how can I avoid paying their unemployment insurance benefits? The short answer is that you can’t always prevent an employee from receiving unemployment insurance…

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How to Write Job Ads That Attract Top Applicants

July 28, 2020

How to Write a Job Ad that Attracts Top-Tier Applicants Great candidates are out there, but how do you attract the best applicants to apply for an open position at your business? Writing a job ad that makes your business stand out from the crowd will give you a powerful advantage when it comes to…

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How to Write Job Descriptions that Protect Your Business

July 20, 2020

Job Descriptions: What They Are, Why You Need Them, and How to Write Good Ones. Job descriptions are often the last item on your business’ lengthy HR to-do list. However, quality job descriptions are an essential tool when it comes to setting expectations with employees, measuring their performance, and most importantly, managing your employees’ understanding…

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act Guidance and FAQ

July 17, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Guidance and FAQ Update: August 3, 2020 A federal judge has called multiple provisions of the FFCRA into question, including the DOL’s language concerning healthcare exemptions, intermittent leave, FFCRA pay when a business is closed or there is no work available, and leave documentation. Read a summary of the ruling…