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Paid Sick Leave Still Contagious Across the Nation

April 5, 2017

Paid Sick Leave Still Contagious Across the Nation Changes in employment law tend to occur in waves, as different states create their own legislation on whatever topic has come into the public eye. Unfortunately, sometimes these trends take on momentum and start spreading more like a virus. In recent years, paid sick leave laws have…

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Top 10 Good Policies Your Employee Handbook SHOULD Include

July 29, 2016

Top 10 Good Policies Your Employee Handbook SHOULD Include We’ve been having far too much fun lately creating “top ten” lists. Here’s a countdown of 10 good policies you SHOULD have in your Employee Handbook. Having correctly worded policies on all of these issues can go a long way towards making your management stronger. Just…

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Smile! Or Don’t! Positivity Policies and the NLRB

July 28, 2016

Smile! Or Don’t! Positivity Policies and the NLRB The NLRB, an organization whose negativity regularly sends chills down our spines,, recently came down hard on positivity policies. You know, the types of policies designed to do terrible things like encourage respectful communication between workers and their managers. This finding was triggered by a positivity clause…

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The NLRB Hates Your No Gossiping Policy. Here’s Why.

February 24, 2015

The NLRB Hates Your No Gossiping Policy. Here’s Why. You Can’t Run or Hide from the NLRB (But You Can Kill Your No Gossiping Policy) I keep running into this problem as we evaluate pre-existing employee handbooks for doctors, dentists and office managers across the country. The issue is that, as an employer, you want…

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Your HR To Do List

January 23, 2015

Your HR To Do List When you think about your top goals for your practice this year, are any of them HR-related? They should be! The 5 points on our HR to do list will help you make your practice safer and stronger this year. Revisit job descriptions Well-made job descriptions are powerful: They help…

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Paid Sick Leave in California: Coming Soon Out of a Pocket Near You

October 19, 2014

Paid Sick Leave in California: Coming Soon Out of a Pocket Near You It’s not my place to judge, but I’m going to anyway. If you own a practice in California, you may have heard that a not-so-great piece of new legislation has just passed in your state and is likely to be signed into…

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HR Tips to Keep the Holidays Sane

December 4, 2013

HR Tips to Keep the Holidays Sane There’s nothing like the holidays for combining fun and good cheer with turkey-sized helpings of stress and exhaustion. So how can we keep stress levels low and the management headaches minimal this time of year? Here are some ideas for limiting holiday-caused hassles within the office environment. 1….