Common Interview Questions That Are Actually Illegal

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It’s only natural to want to know as much as possible when interviewing a potential candidate for a position at your business. Especially when you consider the cost of a bad hire, which the DOL estimates is at least 30 percent of the employee’s...

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EEO-1 Pay Data Requirements Reinstated, Now Due September 30, 2019

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Businesses with 100 or more employees, as well as federal contractors with 50 or more employees, long have been required to submit annual Employer Information Reports (EEO-1 Reports), or surveys, disclosing the job category, race, sex and...

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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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