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Love Is in the Air: How to Deal with Employees Dating in the Office

February 14, 2019

Love Is in the Air: How to Deal with Employees Dating in the Office Employers who worry about the repercussions of employees dating or forming romantic relationships should consider protecting themselves with a “Love Contract” — an agreement signed by both parties stating that their relationship is consensual. Such an agreement can help protect employers…

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A Special HR-Themed Festivus Airing Of Grievances

December 19, 2018

A Special HR-Themed Festivus Airing Of Grievances Wouldn’t it be funny if you found an employee watching holiday movies in their office? No, of course that wouldn’t be funny! But it does happen. Here at CEDR, we sometimes need to take a break from being the HR Grinch and appreciate the humor. Enjoy this lighthearted,…

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Texas Employers: Paid Sick Leave Battle is Over…For Now.

December 6, 2018

Texas Employers: Paid Sick Leave Battle is Over…For Now. A few months ago, we reported on Austin and San Antonio’s proposed paid sick leave laws, and the legal challenges facing Austin’s law. Now, Austin’s law, which would have taken effect on October 1, 2018, has been struck down by a state court of appeals. After…

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Accurate Timekeeping More Important Than Ever in California and Beyond

November 29, 2018

Accurate Timekeeping More Important Than Ever in California and Beyond What is the morning routine in your office? Every office usually has an early bird, arriving first, making the coffee, turning on the lights. Employees trickle in and the day is off and running. As an owner and manager, timekeeping compliance may be the last…

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Taking Control of Your Time Off Policies

November 27, 2018

Taking Control of Your Time Off Policies At CEDR, we help our members craft time off policies and find vacation scheduling solutions on a daily basis. We often find that business owners aren’t sure what they’re allowed to do, and aren’t sure what others are doing. This is a big way that we help out…

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Understanding Your Employer Health Benefit Options

November 1, 2018

Your Guide to Employer Health Benefit Options Many CEDR members are interested in offering health benefits to their employees but are discouraged by high costs and complex regulations. Wouldn’t it be nice if someone offered a simple, empowering explanation so you can make more educated decisions about healthcare benefits? Here, we aim to do just…

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Happy HR-Appropriate Halloween!

October 26, 2018

Happy HR-Appropriate Halloween! Halloween decorations and costumes are a major source of fun for many people. For some, going all-out with these things is the best part of the holiday. As your trusty HR advisors, we have to do that thing where we remind you that there are some precautions you need to take when…

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Texas Employers: Paid Sick Leave Laws in Legal Limbo

September 26, 2018

  Texas Employers: Paid Sick Leave Laws in Legal Limbo When we tell business owners and managers about paid sick leave laws, the most common response we hear is, “I already offer paid time off, so I don’t need to do anything.” This is an enormous, and unfortunate, misunderstanding and one that can immediately get…