HR News & Articles

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October 7, 2013 – 2,687 views
HR Resource
Workplace investigations are increasingly getting popular with a greater number of employers feeling the compelling urgency to investigate. There could be different reasons for investigations, ranging from attitude problem to theft and drug abuse. Unless these issues are addressed promptly, the problems for employers go on to compound and then it will become unmanageable... Full Story 
October 3, 2013 – 2,707 views
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With the United States Government being shutdown for the past three days, many companies are wondering whether or not the background checks that are conducted will be affected by such a change. The shutdown occurred due to the fact that Congress were unable to pass an authorization for sufficient funds in order to process public operations. This means that except... Full Story 
September 25, 2013 – 3,033 views
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For many years now, waiters have earned their livings through minimum wages and tips from the customers that they serve. It was due to their unending smiles and cheerful dispositions that tips are considered as a social obligation in most places. This has led to many waiters and waitresses earning enough money to sponsor their education and help their families... Full Story 
September 25, 2013 – 2,512 views
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The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), is about to see some additions with regard to the conditions and protection offered to those who work as home care workers. Under the Act, there was a loophole called ‘companionship exemption’, which granted neither extra pay for overtime duty, nor a minimum wage for people employed in home care... Full Story 
September 18, 2013 – 2,688 views
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A recent change in the legislation that looks after the minimum wages of workers in California is getting mixed reactions from the various groups affected by it. Governor Jerry Brown announced this new plan for a rise in the minimum wages of the workers in the state. It states that the minimum wages will be raised to $10 by 2016... Full Story 
September 11, 2013 – 2,677 views
HR Resource
Over the years, the confidential policies for investigation and the confidential or proprietary policies for information have come under the scope of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). When individuals join organizations, they sign a confidentiality agreement which expires long after they have left the company as well. However, in most corporations, employees at lower levels generally do not know much about the... Full Story 
September 10, 2013 – 2,384 views
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OSHA is designed to maintain workplace safety standards. Companies diverse in size, variety, and working environments have one thing in common. They present nearly the same safety and health hazards and so they need nearly same solutions. They must do their homework well to meet the challenges of compliance and inspection... Full Story 
September 9, 2013 – 2,656 views
Stephen D. Kirkland CPA, CMC, CFC, CFF - Atlantic Executive Consulting Group, LLC
It is well established that the most difficult part of running a business is attracting and retaining the best available workers. This is also one of the most important aspects of running a successful business. In fact, one business consultant has said that recruiting and keeping good employees should ultimately be the only priority for a business owner... Full Story