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The Workforce After Weinstein: Where Does HR Fit In?

December 21, 2017

The Workforce After Weinstein: Where Does HR Fit In? It feels like you can’t turn on the news without seeing yet another sexual harassment story. From heavy hitters in entertainment, news, and politics, to athletics and the culinary scene, victims of alleged sexual assault are speaking out in droves—and this wave of action is taking…

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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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Play Pack Rat with Your Hiring Documentation

July 5, 2016

Play Pack Rat with Your Hiring Documentation I am sure most of you have at some point pondered shredding or even, gasp, throwing away resumes and applications from your past non-hires. I cannot put enough emphasis on the importance of keeping your hiring documentation to avoid your worst nightmare — a costly lawsuit. Trust me,…

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When an Employee Makes an Exit: An HR Infographic

April 13, 2016

When an Employee Makes an Exit: An HR Infographic It’s never fun to lose an employee, whether it’s by your choice or theirs. But regardless of who instigated their departure, one thing remains the same: you should always attempt to conduct an exit interview with the employee. That said, there’s no need to hold an…

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“Update Your Employee Handbook,” Say All Experts, Everywhere

January 21, 2016

“Update Your Employee Handbook,” Say All Experts, Everywhere Every January I see the same thing: lists of “Employer Resolutions” popping up all over, advising that you review your employee handbook and HR practices to make sure they’re still legally compliant. Most of this deluge of helpful content is written by either employment lawyers or HR…

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U.S. Trends in Employment Lawsuits – CEDR’s Latest Infographic

December 28, 2015

How Common Are Employment Lawsuits? CEDR’s Latest HR Infographic It’s not fair that small to medium-sized healthcare practices are some of the most vulnerable to employment lawsuits, but it can’t be denied. We’ve collected some of the best recent research into our latest HR infographic, so you can see for yourself. What’s worse, in some…

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Will an Employee Handbook Template Save You Money?

August 21, 2015

Give me 5 minutes, and I’ll turn a $49 investment into $40,000.

Recently, we asked ourselves, does anyone have a relatively good handbook template for sale online? We gathered metrics from Google and Google Adwords, and it did not take long to find a $49.99 “customized” employee handbook. So, we grabbed a copy to see if it was, well, “decent.” Here’s what we found out.

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Small Business Help, or Secret Agenda?

March 17, 2015

Small Business Help, or Secret Agenda? There are some kinds of small business help we can do without. I’m sick and tired of so-called advocates for small business running a “this country sucks” lie up the flagpole in hopes of becoming relevant themselves. Today I had a guy from the National Chamber of Commerce stop…

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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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Donuts and Discrimination: Avoiding Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuits

February 4, 2015

Donuts and Discrimination: Avoiding Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuits If you have ever been tempted to write your own employee handbook policies, here’s a story about a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit that may convince you otherwise. And there are donuts involved, so that’s fun. This is the same old tale of an employer not letting the pregnant employee…