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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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How to Handle the Holiday Spirits (and the Wine and Beer, too!)

October 1, 2017

How to Handle the Holiday Spirits (and the wine and beer, too!) It’s that time of year once more—the holidays are just around the corner, and so are all the accompanying office festivities. Managers everywhere are already planning gift swaps, happy hours, and holiday parties galore. But before you don your favorite “ugly” sweater and…

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5 Ways EPLI Policies May Not Cover You

March 29, 2017

5 Ways EPLI Policies May Not Cover You In such a litigious society as ours, employers need to be constantly on alert. One employee lawsuit can spell the death of a small business or, at the very least, saddle you with crippling court costs. One way for employers to protect ourselves is through Employment Practice…

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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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Team Holiday Party 2015: The Director’s Cut

November 24, 2015

For healthcare practice owners and managers, the office holiday party is just about the most dangerous time of the year. We’ve created a new podcast and collected our best HR tips to help you plan a safe seasonal party for your team.

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Avoiding Workplace Violence

August 28, 2015

Avoiding Workplace Violence It’s been a couple weeks now since the tragic shooting of two television station employees in Virginia. First, let me say that we join everyone else in the country in extending our sympathy and shared grief to the families and coworkers of the victims, Alison Parker and Adam Ward. And we keep…

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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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Have You Misclassified Your Independent Contractors?

December 19, 2014

Have You Misclassified Your Independent Contractors? We see employees misclassified as independent contractors all the time as we deal with medical and especially dental practices. With that in mind, I want to comment on a recent case where I think it’s worth noting the court’s comments and some sage legal commentary (I’ll link you to…

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Top 5 Tips for Asset Protection

May 28, 2014

Top 5 Tips for Asset Protection You may not realize it, but my business partner and CEDR’s co-founder Douglass Lodmell is the nation’s #1 asset protection attorney. Here is his latest article: If you have ever been in, or even been near a lawsuit you know that it is only just slightly less wretched than…