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    How Do You Replace an Employee Who Doesn't Know She's Being Fired?

    How Do You Replace an Employee Who Doesn't Know She's Being Fired?
    A reader writes: I’ve been going through your archives to see if you had any advice on replacing a current employee before they know they are being replaced…when that employee is HR. In a small company with one HR person we certainly can’t place an ad – and they want to have viable candidates before this person is let go. This ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    6 Illegal Interview Questions You Shouldn't Ask

    6 Illegal Interview Questions You Shouldn't Ask
    Need a refresher on which questions you can and can't ask when conducting a job interview? There's no shame in reusing the old standbys, such as "Where do you see yourself in five years?" and "What's your greatest weakness?" And the more colorful questions, such as "What animal best describes you?" and "If you were stranded on a desert island, what ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Employment Applications Are For Everyone

    Employment Applications Are For Everyone
    A few weeks ago I wrote a post about anti-harassment training and mentioned the time that I read about one of my employees in the newspaper — specifically their alleged inappropriate conduct. There's another piece of that story I wanted to share with you because I learned a very valuable lesson with the situation. Everyone needs to complete an employment application. ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Employment Law and Leaders

    Employment Law and Leaders
    Employment law is my forte. On some days, there's nothing better than reading a recent ruling, grabbing the salient points and being that much more equipped to advise and guide. Employment law is an area that employee relations HR pros need to pay attention to on a regular basis because it is under constant refinement.I am attending the21010 Upper Midwest Employment ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    What is HR's Role in Employee Termination?

    What is HR's Role in Employee Termination?
    When it comes to terminating employees, HR can help shape the process, guide the conversation and minimize potential damage to both company and employee. But it can't assume the responsibility nor make the task pleasant for anyone involved. Still, "HR should always be a significant part of any termination in any company," says Amy Schrameck, regional director of human resources for ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Employer Rules for Hiring Non-US Workers

    Employer Rules for Hiring Non-US Workers
    The immigration debate isn't just about undocumented workers, employers are key players too. No matter which side of the debate you favor or what role you play in the hiring process, job seekers of all kinds should understand the rules that employers must follow when hiring both citizens and noncitizens. The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1996 says employers ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Part II: Hiring and Orienting a New Employee

    Part II: Hiring and Orienting a New Employee
    Be Aware of Employment Laws! The interview process and application forms, in today's arena, are land mines waiting to be stepped on! There are more employment laws today than ever before and questions you used to be able to ask are now grounds for discrimination lawsuits. If you aren't familiar with these laws, you must become so, and the sooner the ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Under What Conditions Should You Test For Drugs?

    Under What Conditions Should You Test For Drugs?
    This article is the last in a short series of articles we have written on drug testing in the workplace. If you have not had the opportunity to read the previous articles, here are the titles and links. The Six Key Elements Of A Drug Abuse Prevention Program Drug Testing In The Workplace...Six Reasons Why Companies Do It. Drug Testing In ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Frequently Asked Questions About Child Support

    Frequently Asked Questions About Child Support
    Q. How will an employer be informed to start withholding child support from an employee’s wages? A. An employer will receive a notice from the State Child Support Enforcement (CSE) withholding agency that tells when to begin, how much to deduct, and where to send the money. Q. Will an employer have to tell the employee? A. The employee will already ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Employer Responsibilities and Rights Under OSHA

    Employer Responsibilities and Rights Under OSHA Employers have certain responsibilities and rights under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. The following provides a review of some of those obligations. Employers must: ● Meet their general duty responsibility to provide a workplace free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rate This
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    Circumstances That Require Granting Family or Medical Leave

    Circumstances That Require Granting Family or Medical Leave When covered employers receive a request for leave from eligible employees, it must be granted in the following situations: 1. For the birth and care of a newborn child; 2. For the placement of a child for adoption or foster care; 3. For the care of the employee’s spouse, child, or parent ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rate This
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    Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA): How To Draft A Waiver of Rights

    Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) How To Draft A Waiver of Rights Congress expressly provided that waivers may be valid and enforceable under the ADEA so long as the waiver is “knowing and voluntary.” 1. Waiver agreements must be drafted in plain language geared to the level of understanding of the individual party to the agreement or individuals eligible to ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rate This
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    HRPeople's All-in-One Employment Law Guide

    HRPeople's All-in-One Employment Law Guide
    Every HR person, whether in a generalist or specialist role, needs to be familiar with employment law mandates at the federal and state level. Recognizing that this is no easy feat, HRPeople has developed an All-in-One Employment Law Guide, with everything you need to get proficient and stay compliant. Do you know all the laws that regulate employment? Check out HRPeople's ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +25
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    FAQs

    FAQs
    • Frequently Asked Questions: Employment Labor Law • Disability-Related Questions You Can and Cannot Ask • Frequently Asked Questions Relating to Pregnant Employee Insurance Rights • Frequently Asked Questions About Immigration Law • Frequently Asked Questions About Health Insurance Portability Law • How To Avoid Whistleblower Retaliation Claims - Part 1 • How To Avoid Whistleblower Retaliation Claims - Part ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    FLSA Recordkeeping Checklist

    FLSA Recordkeeping Checklist Employers are required to keep records on wages, hours, and other items for at least six years. With respect to an employee subject to both minimum wage and overtime pay provisions, the following records must be kept: Personal information, including employee’s name, home address, zip code, occupation, sex, and birth date (if under 19 years of age). ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Disability-Related Questions You Can and Cannot Ask

    Examples of Permissible/Impermissible Disability-Related Questions You Can and Cannot Ask Diabetes — An individual with diabetes applying for a receptionist position voluntarily discloses that she will need periodic breaks to take medication. The employer may ask the applicant questions about the reasonable accommodation such as how often she will need breaks, and how long the breaks must be. Of course, the ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rate This
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    Employee Termination Checklist

    Employee Termination Checklist Know precisely why the employee is being dismissed; the grounds should be based, obviously, upon nondiscriminatory reasons. Once the decision is made, set a private appointment in your office to ensure control and privacy. Under no circumstances should the dismissal be done on the telephone or in a social setting. There is never a “good” time to dismiss, ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +6
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    State Guides

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    Published about 11 years ago | Rate This
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    Delaware Employment Laws

    Overview Basic Minimum Rate (per hour) Premium Pay After Designated Hours Daily Weekly $7.15 (Same as Federal) (Same as Federal) More Info: The Delaware minimum wage is automatically replaced with the Federal minimum wage rate if it is higher than the State minimum. External Links Delaware Department of Labor Website: http://www.delawareworks.com/
    Published about 11 years ago | Rate This
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    District of Columbia Employment Laws

    Overview Basic Minimum Rate (per hour) Future Effective Date Premium Pay After Designated Hours Daily Weekly $7.00   (Same as Federal) 40 $7.55 07/24/2008 More Info: In the District of Columbia, the rate is automatically set at $1 above the Federal minimum wage rate if the District of Columbia rate is lower. External Links District of Columbia Department of Labor Website: ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rate This

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