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It's Time for HR to Get Ready for EEO-1 Reporting

Posted by Lauren DiChiacchio on Jul 29, 2013 9:07:00 AM

Last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it had completed its mailing of the 2013 EEO-1 Survey Notification Letters. The EEOC collects workforce data from employers with more than 100 employees (lower thresholds apply to federal contractors).  Employers meeting the reporting thresholds have a legal obligation to provide the data; it is not voluntary.  The EEO-1 report requires employers to provide a count of their employees by job category and then by ethnicity, race and gender.

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Topics: Legal & Legislative

Exempt vs. Non-exempt - What's the Difference?

Posted by Lauren DiChiacchio on Jul 25, 2013 10:09:00 AM

While the world waited breathlessly for William and Kate to give their baby a name, how you identify your employees, exempt or non exempt, is just as important. Why? Because the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has specific requirements regarding overtime pay. If you mis-classify an employee, your organization is subject to severe fines. And, while no one wants to pay fines, let's remember that the intent of the law is to protect the worker from abuse by the employer.

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Topics: Legal & Legislative

Is Temporary Work A Good Move for Your Career?

Posted by Lauren DiChiacchio on Jul 22, 2013 9:21:00 AM

Once upon a time, temps were a great solution when companies needed extra coverage during a peak season, to fill in for a vacationing employee or fill in for an employee on maternity leave.

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Topics: Career Advice, Benefits of a Staffing Firm, Behavioral Health, Job Search Advice, Healthcare

Background Checks - It's Criminal Not to Conduct Them

Posted by Lauren DiChiacchio on Jul 18, 2013 3:57:00 PM

In addition to checking references, some companies are including credit reports and background checks as part of the employee screening process. For some industries such as finance, healthcare, or education, background checks have become mandatory.

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Topics: Legal & Legislative, Benefits of a Staffing Firm, Staffing & Onboarding

Keep Your LinkedIn Profile Up to Date

Posted by Lauren DiChiacchio on Jul 15, 2013 4:00:00 PM

LinkedIn has become one of the most powerful tools for job seekers, recruiters and networkers. As the site continues to evolve and provide more and more interactive tools, it is the first place people go when they are looking for experienced candidates and firms to hire. Therefore, if your LinkedIn profile is not up to date – make a commitment to update it soon. 

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Topics: Career Advice, Job Search Advice, Staffing & Onboarding, LinkedIn Resources

Technology and the Non-Exempt Worker – Are You Violating FLSA?

Posted by Lauren DiChiacchio on Jul 12, 2013 9:47:00 AM

We work too many hours in America. At least 134 countries have laws setting the maximum length of the work week; the U.S does not. According to the Center for American Progress, 85.8 percent of males and 66.5 percent of females work more than 40 hours per week.

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Topics: Legal & Legislative

Are Vacation Schedules Causing Chaos in Your Business?

Posted by Lauren DiChiacchio on Jul 8, 2013 11:50:00 AM

Summertime is supposed to be relaxing. A time to kick back, unplug, reenergize, and get away from it all. If only it were that simple at work!

Many employees look forward to this time of year when they plan to use their vacation time. As an employer you want to do everything you can to accommodate requests for time off and give valued employees much needed time away from the office.  But, what happens if too many employees are scheduling vacation for the same week or weeks? Do you find yourself in the difficult position of having to decide who can take off and who must stay?

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Topics: Employee Relations

Key Provision of the Affordable Care Act Delayed for One Year

Posted by Lauren DiChiacchio on Jul 5, 2013 10:35:00 AM

In May, we wrote a blog post How Your Staffing Agency Can Help Manage the Impact of Healthcare Reform.

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Topics: Legal & Legislative, Benefits of a Staffing Firm

DOMA is Dead – What This Means for Your Organization

Posted by Lauren DiChiacchio on Jul 2, 2013 11:29:00 AM

Days after the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) overturned the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), HR professionals began to prepare for the implications of the new ruling on their business.

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Topics: Legal & Legislative

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