Ghosting: Issuing Final Paychecks When an Employee Disappears

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At one time, the only people who seemed to get “ghosted” were millennials in the dating world who shared their stories across social media. Unfortunately, the traumatic practice of ending personal relationships suddenly, by cutting off all...

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Navigating Pay Equity in the #MeToo Era

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The #MeToo movement has raised the profile of pay equity issues in America, resulting in a nationwide trend among state and local municipalities to pass legislation aimed at ending the cycle of pay discrimination against women.

Federal laws...

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Ask the Payroll Expert: How Long to Keep Payroll Records

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Whether you own a two-employee business or have grown to a team of 15, recordkeeping is a must. But having accurate payroll records is only part of the process — business owners must keep them in a secure place and for varying amounts of time to...

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ADA Compliance: The Rise of Surf-By Lawsuits

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Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in “places of public accommodation.” For many years, courts and businesses interpreted that phrase to mean physical spaces.

Accordingly,...

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6 Keys to Effective Employee Discipline

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More often than not, managers want to avoid employee discipline just as much as the employees receiving it. But employee discipline should not be confused with or treated like punishment. Think about it - how often does responding to something in...

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Why Exit Interviews Are Worth It

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Employers know turnover is bad for business, but they may not realize the extent of the problem. According to Employee Benefit News, companies spend 33 percent of a departing employee’s annual salary to hire a replacement. That same figure – 33...

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How Retirement and Medicare Impact COBRA Eligibility

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For private-sector employers who offer group health insurance plans and have 20 or more employees, the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) requires that continuing medical care benefits be made available to former employees who...

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Onboarding Sets Interns Up for Success

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Interns and smaller businesses both benefit from well-structured internship programs. Students gain valuable, real-world work experience, while small and mid-sized businesses enjoy affordable workforce support that becomes a talent pipeline for...

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Go Green: 4 Tips for an Eco-Friendly Workplace

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Earth Day provides us the opportunity to take a look at our daily practices in our workspaces to evaluate how we can improve for a better world. And if that isn’t reason enough, research shows eco-friendly businesses may be more attractive to...

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Employment-Related Medical Exams and Inquiries Present Compliance Quagmire for Employers

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Employers use all manner of pre-employment tests to make sure applicants qualify for open positions. But when it comes to medical screenings and inquiries, companies must navigate a compliance quagmire to avoid discriminatory behavior that could...

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