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OSHA's Hurricane Preparedness Guidance for Businesses

Posted by Greg Andress on Sep 15, 2020 2:13:00 PM

Businesses across the U.S. have been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic, and although the spread of COVID-19 may be slowing, we aren’t off the hook just yet.

We’re just past the midpoint of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, which makes us wonder, “Is this the calm before the storm?” Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) anticipates this season to be fully active. In fact, it’s shaping up to be one of the more active hurricane seasons on record.

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Topics: workplace safety, osha

3 Areas Where Payroll Best Practices are Key

Posted by Colleen Drakeford on Sep 8, 2020 8:05:00 AM

Most people only think of payroll when it comes time to receive their checks, but the fact is that payroll is an ongoing process that takes place every day.  Much of that process is invisible to the average employee, but we all benefit from the team that consistently “gets it right.” Misunderstanding one aspect of the day-to-day payroll process can put a company out of compliance with state or federal laws or may cause an employee to not be paid correctly for the time they’ve worked.  

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Topics: Payroll

Back-to-School Tips for Working Parents During COVID-19

Posted by Angie Garcia on Sep 3, 2020 3:15:00 PM

Schools across the United States are opening their doors – virtually and many physically, too – to students this fall. The logistics of teaching and school openings, like many businesses, vary. This has left many working parents to try and figure out how to juggle work and their children’s school.

Whether you’re sending your children back into the classroom or enrolling them in virtual learning from home, schedules may still be far from normal. Regardless, the key to success for working parents during this time is to stay safe and organized.

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Topics: Human Resources, remote work, stress management, work from home, COVID-19, Back-to-school

FMLA Updates

Posted by Tonya Fletcher SPHR, SHRM-SCP on Sep 2, 2020 11:05:00 AM

What is the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)?

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that became effective in 1993. It allows eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job protected leave for specified family and medical reasons.

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Topics: Human Resources, human capital

Should You Allow Employees to Discuss Politics at Work?

Posted by Tonya Fletcher SPHR, SHRM-SCP on Aug 26, 2020 1:30:00 PM

This week, the Republican National Convention (RNC) is in full swing, where Republican delegates formally re-nominated President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. The RNC, held in various venues in Washington D.C., Charlotte, N.C., and virtually, followed the prior week’s mostly-remote Democratic National Convention (DNC). Last week, Democratic delegates announced their party’s formal nominations of former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris.

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Top 10 Causes of Disabling Workplace Injuries

Posted by Greg Andress on Aug 26, 2020 10:30:00 AM

Workplace Safety Statistics to Prevent Injuries

Disabling workplace injuries or severe injuries that cause employees to miss more than five days of work, cost companies close to $60 billion per year in claims. This amounts to more than $1 billion per week that U.S. businesses are spending on serious, yet non-fatal, work-related injuries.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation, Save money, Safety Issue, Workplace Injury

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