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What Employers Need to Know About Domestic Violence Protections

Posted by Christine Pahl, PHR on Oct 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Domestic or dating violence may seem like something too personal to creep into the workplace. But, if you think employees only deal with this type of situation at home, you may be surprised to learn the issues that come with abuse can follow a person to work. Because October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we thought it would be a good time to review what obligations employers might have to an employee who is the victim of domestic violence.

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Topics: Human Resources, FMLA, domestic violence

What ERISA Compliance Means for Small Business Owners

Posted by David Peasall, VP, Benefits and Human Resources on Sep 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM

In the world of HR compliance, many employers face stiff penalties for failure to report. The fact is, many employers don’t know what they don’t know, and that leads to missed deadlines and improper filings. Have you ever heard of ERISA? Read on to see what it means for business owners and why ERISA compliance is so important.

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Topics: Small Business Management, Human Resources

How a Safety Culture in the Workplace Can Sustain Your Business

Posted by Greg Andress on Aug 15, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The following article appeared in the Engineering News-Record (ENR.com) which provides engineering and construction news, analysis and data for construction industry professionals. Read on to learn how creating a safety culture in the workplace can sustain your business.

Workplace sustainability seeks to maintain a safe, functional and healthy work environment—concepts most contractors would certainly agree are vital to success.

But workplace sustainability has not traditionally been integrated into broader conversations about economic and social sustainability. This results in lost opportunities, not only for workers, but also for the business, for stakeholder engagement and supply chain improvement. Let’s start with some basics:

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Topics: Workers' Compensation, Human Resources, Risk Management

4 Workplace Safety Tips Every Employee Should Know

Posted by Greg Andress on Aug 8, 2017 9:00:00 AM

It’s your job as an employer to help keep your employees safe on the job, and that doesn’t just mean providing them with the proper safety equipment. Whether it’s in a warehouse, on a job site, or in an office-setting, creating a culture of safety is key to sending your employees home in the same condition they arrived in.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation, Human Resources, Risk Management, safety culture, workplace safety

HR Guidance on Sex Discrimination in the Workplace

Posted by Christine Pahl, PHR on Aug 1, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Harassment and sex discrimination in the workplace are topics that are sometimes difficult to discuss, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t. Having the proper policies and procedures in place – and communicating them properly –is key to protecting your employees – and yourself from a major problem.

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Topics: Human Resources

HR Risk Management: Establishing Company Compliance

Posted by Christine Pahl, PHR on Jul 25, 2017 9:00:00 AM

When it comes to HR risk management, establishing HR compliance is the key to success. However, it’s not achieved overnight. Many business owners struggle to find the time and resources to learn about all the legal and regulatory liability that comes with managing the company. Here’s an HR compliance checklist to help you understand what keeps you and your business protected from unwarranted claims or lawsuits.

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Topics: Human Resources

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