Christine Batten, PHR

Christine Batten, PHR
Christine has over 20 years of HR related experience with a background in labor and employment law. She manages FrankAdvice, the premium HR service provided to business clients of FrankCrum. FrankAdvice offers senior-level HR advice on all aspects of the employer/employee relationship and includes a vast library of employment-related documents including various forms, policies and handbooks. Christine also manages the Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) claims process for both the FrankCrum corporate office and the client companies.

Recent Posts

2018 Holiday Hiring Guidance for Employers

Posted by Christine Batten, PHR on Oct 4, 2018 9:00:00 AM

‘Tis the season for holiday hiring. As retailers prepare for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, many have already staffed up this season, and others have virtual “now hiring” signs in the windows. Last year, seasonal retail employment increased by more than 668,000 during the final three months of the year, and this year is predicted to be just as strong. While many employers hire seasonal workers, not all may be fully aware of the regulations surrounding such employment.

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Topics: Hiring

PEO vs. HRO Services: What’s the Difference?

Posted by Christine Batten, PHR on Jun 8, 2018 8:00:00 AM

When business owners choose what services to outsource, they often opt for human resources because it saves money and time in areas that typically aren’t core to the business.

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Topics: PEO Services

Storm Preparedness Tips for Business Owners and Employees

Posted by Christine Batten, PHR on May 31, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Hurricane season is upon us, and Floridians have already encountered the first named storm of the season. NOAA’s National Hurricane Center predicts 10 to 16 named storms, of which five to nine may become hurricanes—including one to four major hurricanes. An average hurricane season sees about six hurricanes, with three becoming major. Business owners have much to consider when it comes to storm preparedness: protecting the company and it’s employees.

Click here to view FEMA’s Hurricane Ready Business Toolkit.

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Topics: Human Resources

3 Things Employers Should Know About Hiring Youth Workers

Posted by Christine Batten, PHR on May 17, 2018 2:00:00 PM

The summer is upon us, and in Florida, that means tourists and sunshine (and of course a thunderstorm a day). It’s the time of year when many employers seek to hire seasonal help – and they look to youth workers, especially in retail. Just keep in mind, workers under 18 are subject to stricter federal and state work and safety rules.

Under federal law, you need to keep track of the ages of all workers under 18, and some states require special paperwork such as work permits.

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The Americans with Disabilities Act Definition for Employers

Posted by Christine Batten, PHR on Apr 24, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Navigating employment law can be a challenge for many employers, but compliance with laws like the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is critical to avoiding legal woes. Many employers aren’t sure what these federal laws entail or whether they apply to their business, so we’re going to break down what you need to know, starting with the Americans with Disabilities Act definition.

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Topics: HR policies

The Importance of a Comprehensive Employee Onboarding Process

Posted by Christine Batten, PHR on Apr 17, 2018 9:00:00 AM

When it comes to the onboarding process, some employers think onboarding means the same thing as orientation, but it’s really much more than that. The onboarding process is an opportunity to make an impression on a new hire and is often the moment that a new employee decides whether he or she is going to remain engaged with, or even keep working for the company.

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Topics: Human Resources

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