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Most companies must have Workers Compensation Insurance or a similar state insurance program to provide compensation for employees who are injured on the job. Separately, OSHA requires reporting of certain injuries and illnesses (those which are deemed work-related based on OSHA guidelines). In addition, there are certain injuries and…
Terminations require carefully navigating a variety of regulations, including the WARN Act (related to notifications for mass layoffs), unemployment claims rules and legal requirements related to separation agreements. In addition, poorly executed terminations have a higher potential for litigation and even workplace violence. For all of these reasons, it…
Employees will not be successful if the following performance elements are not in place: Great onboarding (see separate toolkit) to include: A strong understanding of your company’s values and culture An understanding of their job and what success looks like in their role An idea of career progression and…
Whether your company has five or five hundred employees, the legal landscape is complicated, and regulations change frequently. This tool kit has basic legal information and you can find more legal information in other toolkits that are topic specific. This toolkit will provide you with some tools to “Self…
Even if your company has fewer than 50 employees (the cut-off for federally mandated Family Medical Leave), there are a wide variety of state leave requirements which address everything from the birth of a child to domestic abuse and voting. It is important you understand your responsibilities related to…
First impressions are important – the first year of an employee’s service is highly predictive of their overall success and satisfaction with your company. Creating an onboarding process that goes beyond the typical HR orientation will support your new employees and ensure they feel well-prepared and “heard”. Documenting the…
Independent Contractor/FLSA Exempt Status/Overtime and Youth Rules Calling a worker an Independent Contractor, Intern or Volunteer without appropriate justification or paying a W-2 employee a salary (without overtime) are decisions which could result in serious liability for organizations that do not understand the regulations and guidance related to these…
Every organization, particularly those with limited racial and gender diversity, should take steps to analyze their current situation and improve and support diversity of various types within their organization. Diversity is vital to continuing to compete in today’s world for several reasons: Customers are best supported by a company…
Being prepared for a pandemic allows your organization to be nimble in the case of a crisis. You can quickly recall what websites to visit for guidance as you customize your plan for any new disease. Each situation is different; therefore, your response may vary in terms of safety…
Most companies (with 16 or more employees) are subject to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as Amended (ADAAA). The ADA/ADAAA have many requirements related to non-discrimination and reasonable accommodation. Many employers are not aware of certain provisions related to providing leave as reasonable accommodation for example. This toolkit…
When senior executives are asked about their greatest concerns, staffing is always on the top of the list. Hiring the right people is key to your organization’s success in so many ways. Productivity and Morale: It is time-consuming and emotionally draining to “fix” a poor hire. Turnover: Turnover costs…
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