Is Your Company Ready for the New Overtime Regulations?

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Being aware of the latest industry standards and regulations is essential for any knowledgeable company. The new overtime rule going into effect December of 2016 will impact millions of workers and was created to meet the current needs of American employees. The new regulations indicates are expected to: “Raise the salary threshold indicating eligibility from $455/week […]

How to Respond to Workplace Bullying

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In our previous article, how to deal with workplace bullies, we shared some tips for preventing bullying at work by employees. Incidents of bullies at work seem to be on the rise, many going undetected for months until a worker goes postal and harms another person. The good news is that human resources leaders and […]

Do You Know About the New Workplace Laws in 2015?

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As an employer, it’s important to understand that there are certain employment related laws in place to protect your employees These laws include recruitment advertising and hiring practices, health insurance requirements, career opportunities, and other rules that make it illegal for employers to discriminate against protected classes of people. It’s always important to stay up-to-date on workplace laws […]

How To Perform a Thorough Employee Background Check

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Background checks are an excellent way for companies to weed out undesirable or dangerous candidates. Almost all companies perform background checks on candidates in order to learn more about them and their past. These checks are also great ways to avoid hiring potentially damaging employees and to prevent high employee turnover. Here, we will discuss […]

How the ACA Affects Illinois Temp Employers

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Health care reform is on the mind of many working people, especially those in the Chicago IL and other cities across America. The Affordable Care Act of 2010, also known as the ACA, has transformed the way that individuals think about their personal health. It has also changed the way that companies manage benefits administration […]

What You Should Know About the NLRB

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Any government agency that uses a set of initials in place of its name makes most ordinary citizens a bit nervous. They can spell bad news for people who don’t tow the line and follow the rules they set forth. The same holds true with the National Labor Relations Board, otherwise known as the NLRB. […]

Employment Laws That Will Affect Your Business in 2012

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The New Year brings a great many good things for millions of small businesses around the nation, as well as some challenges in terms of employment laws and reform taking place now. These HR and employment laws can and will affect your business in 2012 in both positive and negative way. The best course of […]