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Compliance
March 17, 2017

Disparaging Company Tweets May Be Protected

By: Patty Tehrani Do employees have a right to complain about their jobs and employers on social media? Another recent decision delivered by National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) regarding employee tweets may give some insights into this issue. But before we delve into this case, let's consider the basis of…
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Compliance
March 13, 2017

Everything You Need to Know About Comp Time

By: Noelle West One-third of private employers are at risk for an FLSA lawsuit. Are you one? In a recent independent survey, one-third of 500 private-sector employers said they used comp time (or compensatory time) instead of overtime — a common violation of the FLSA.* In other words, one-third of…
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Hiring
February 1, 2017

5 Ways HR Executives Can Avoid FCPA Liability in Hiring

Recently, HSBC announced that it was under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for its hiring practices in Asia. HSBC’s practice of hiring employees based upon their ties to government officials may violate the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The FCPA regulates the activities of organizations and individuals with…
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Compliance
January 23, 2017

What You Need to Know About the WOTC Retro Guidance and Extension

By: Jason Fry Since first implemented, the Work Opportunity Tax Credit program, or WOTC, has helped countless companies to benefit from significant tax incentives when they hire individuals from groups that typically face barriers to finding employment. The result is that companies that hire WOTC-eligible employees can earn an income…
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Compliance
January 20, 2017

Homeland Security Wants to Know: How Did You Handle I-9s in an M&A?

By: Michael Boshnaick Civil monetary penalties for knowingly hiring and retaining unauthorized aliens, as well as for paperwork violations increased on August 1, 2016. Assessing the potential liabilities and fines an acquiring company could face if it retains the I-9s of an acquired company is an important part of M&A due…
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Leadership and career
December 23, 2016

Sharing Economy: The Next Frontier for Business Travel?

By: Austin Klein There are many names for the Ubers, Lyfts and Airbnbs of today – common classifications include the sharing economy, gig economy and on-demand economy. These services have paved the way for innovation in everyday travel by reducing the cost for consumers and easing the accessibility of services.…
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Leadership and career
November 16, 2016

5 Tips for Reinventing the Performance-Review Process

Until recently, performance appraisals were mostly an annual affair, but that's changing as human resource (HR) and business leaders look to improve talent management processes to engage and retain top-performing employees. In fact, HR professionals are now tasked with understanding "the business" of the business, which means working collaboratively with…
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Leadership and career
November 9, 2016

Debunking Wage Garnishment Myths

By: Corrinne Flores Employers in the U.S. today must navigate an unorganized amalgam of federal and state legislation, agency regulations, policies and sometimes inconsistent case law to avoid costly penalties for noncompliance, not only with respect to their specific business, but also with respect to their requirements as employers generally. …
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Compliance
October 26, 2016

Workflow Technology and HIPAA

By: Dan Waldinger Health care is continually challenged with properly managing information. Because it has traditionally operated in a paper-intensive environment, that struggle continues, even while most providers have begun to actively transition to electronic health record (EHR) systems. While work is being done to ensure that EHR systems are…
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Hiring
October 24, 2016

5 Key Considerations When Negotiating an Executive Employment Agreement

Hiring and retaining capable executives who can drive performance is a top priority for most any business. Companies should want to incentivize management employees to meet their goals and, at the same time, protect themselves from poor performance or incidents of misconduct. Talented executives with coveted skills and experience have…
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