HR White Papers

White Papers from leading HR experts provide great insight and research on timely relevant HR topics.

Estate Planning: It Is Not Just About Preserving Wealth

March 21, 2018

Estate planning is not just for high net worth individuals. Unfortunately, many believe you must have a high net worth in order to concern yourself with estate planning, in part due to the ever increasing estate tax exemption. Between that and the enactment of portability laws, fewer people use estate planning techniques available to them. A common opinion is that estate planning is for people who want to limit exposure to estate taxes, and in reality estate planning is so much more than just passing wealth on from generation to generation.

May I Please Go to My Therapy Session? Empirically -Supported Approaches for Using Technology in Clinical Assessment and Treatment

March 21, 2018

The digitally-minded student requires a new approach. The optimal therapeutic setting is not the same for everyone. For students, the introduction of technology as part of the treatment plan can engage them to actively participate more. This white paper will provide you with various ways that technology is used with clients. Start using new techniques today.

Things to Watch Out For in Commercial Ground Leases

March 21, 2018

Potential Pitfalls for the Unwary Since ground leasing is typically something the average landholder does only once in his life, he is at a disadvantage with respect to understanding business risks of ground leasing from the perspective of the ground lessor, in comparison to a sophisticated ground lease tenant with multiple ground lease experiences. Big box or other major franchise convenience food or retail business are typically experienced and sophisticated with respect to ground leasing. Often they will approach a negotiation based on their own self-generated form, which is well integrated with ground lessee and lender protections. Their ground leases generally contain certain commonly used features. Purchasers of property subject to existing ground leases, in particular convenience food or shopping center leases with national or regional franchise occupants, should expect that the ground lease probably contains these features and should review title carefully to determine if they exist.

Complying with HIPAA

March 21, 2018

A checklist for business associates. The HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules now apply to both covered entities and their business associates. Given the increased penalties, lowered breach notification standards, and expanded enforcement, it is more important than ever for business associates to comply or, at the very least, document good faith efforts to comply, to avoid a charge of willful neglect, mandatory penalties, and civil lawsuits. Download this white paper for a review of key compliance actions that business associates should take.

Using Dash Camera Video in Civil Litigation

January 31, 2018

In order to use dash camera videos to a client's advantage in civil litigation, it is necessary to understand why these videos are powerful and how they can be used in court. Remember that many jurors have grown to expect the type of crystal clear evidence that they see presented on popular television programs. Using dash camera video is an excellent way to meet the evidentiary demands of modern juries. Download this white paper to learn how to effectively use dash camera video in civil litigation. Learning Objectives - Learn how dash camera videos affect civil litigation. - Review the use of dash camera videos in civil litigation. - Learn how to craft an effective dash camera video usage policy.

Why Paralegals Should Understand the Ethical Responsibilities of Attorneys

January 24, 2018

Paralegals should know about all of the legal and ethical responsibilities that attorneys have. They play a major role in the legal field in whatever responsibility a lawyer may give them. Understanding their attorney’s ethical responsibilities and limitations helps paralegals go through their career without any problems or major legal issues. This also minimizes any legal liability that they may have from improper practices. There are many important reasons why paralegals are obliged to know what an attorney’s job is all about, and they are outlined in this white paper. Learning Objectives - Review ethical responsibilities of attorneys. - Understand how paralegals can help their attorneys. - Determine the paralegal's extent of responsibilities. - Identify how paralegals should be represented to clients and the court.

How Retained Logic, Actual Dates, and Progress Override Deal With Out-of-Sequence Progress

January 24, 2018

Look at an issue that may arise when you are either preparing or reviewing a schedule update. In particular, we’re going to look at how your scheduling software may address “out-of-sequence” progress. In construction scheduling, “out-of-sequence” progress occurs when activities begin, progress, and finish earlier than expected (based on the logic and activity durations in the latest schedule). Oracle’s Primavera P6 Project Management (P6) scheduling software provides users with three different options with which to handle out-of-sequence progress. Download this white paper for details on these scheduling options.

Harmonization of Clinical Research Requirements - Conflicting Common Rule and CLIA Requirements Come under the Microscope

January 17, 2018

A complex patchwork of federal and state regulatory requirements apply to entities that perform human subjects research in the United States. In recognition of one such inconsistency, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced that it had asked the National Academies of Sciences (NAS) to convene a committee to review and evaluate the rules that govern clinical laboratories’ ability to return patient-specific results from tests performed in research laboratories.

Annuities and Life Insurance

January 8, 2018

Why do they get a bad rap? Because commercial products sold to the general public lack net return on investment, due to costs, fees and varied returns, annuities and life insurance have earned a bad rap. Read this white paper to see how these can play a positive part in your tax planning strategy.

Alternatives to the Traditional Performance Review and How to Implement Them

December 27, 2017

The best performance reviews allow managers and human resource professionals to communicate through the sharing of ideas, opinions and information. There are several problems with traditional performance reviews. In traditional performance reviews, managers often tell the employee how they measure up and assume that they both perceive the employee’s job the same way. This assumption may lead to miscommunication of job duties and how it relates to good performance. While traditional performance reviews are usually effective at separating excellent employees and very poor employees, these types of reviews don’t differentiate well among the vast middle ground. For a more balanced and complete view of an employee’s performance, alternative methods provide a more balanced approach. Learning Objectives - Review alternatives to traditional performance reviews. - Identify types of employees who benefit from alternative performance reviews. - Learn how to get buy-in from decision makers. - Determine how to transition to the alternative performance review.