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June 20, 2012

Tip of the Week: DOL-based Smartphone Apps Employees Might Use Against Employers

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DOL-based Smartphone Apps Employees Might Use Against Employers
DOL-based Smartphone Apps Employees Might Use Against Employers
Which smartphone tools are employees downloading about their workplace rights that can be used against their companies?

Smartphone Apps That Employees May Be Using Are Varied in Approach and Information

The first type of app are apps such as JobCompass™, a web and mobile job search application that searches millions of jobs, locating and plotting them on a map showing you exactly where the jobs are in relation to a certain location. Other apps help people determine how much a certain job should pay in a particular area, which can used both by job seekers to determine if a job offer is fair and by employees to determine if their pay is competitive with others in the same job.

A second type of app is intended to be used by people thinking about eating at a certain restaurant, staying at a certain hotel, or applying for a particular job. These apps will give information such as health or labor violations and can be searched on name, address, entity type and many other fields.

Other apps track things such as OSHA violations and which companies have sent jobs overseas.

As the use of smartphone apps expands, many different apps and types of apps will become available.

How Should Employers Train Managers and Communicate with Employees About These Items?

To learn the valuable tips for dealing with these issues and much more, be sure to listen to DOL-based Smartphone Apps Employees Might Use Against Employers in this month’s HRCast, a recording provided by our team of HR Pros and available exclusively on MyHRSupportCenter.

MyHRSupportCenter Provides Alerts, Best Practices, and HR Tools Every Day

Visit MyHRSupportCenter regularly, not only for our HRCasts, but also to get late-breaking compliance alerts, best practices to implement, and HR tools to use every day. If you haven’t yet signed up and would like a free trial of MyHRSupportCenter, contact Vision Payroll today.

November 16, 2011

Tip of the Week: Top Three Employer Hot Points During This Holiday Season

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Top Three Employer Hot Points During This Holiday Season
Top Three Employer Hot Points During This Holiday Season
With many company holiday celebrations being planned, employers need to be aware of and prepare for potential workplace-related risks and liabilities.

Three Areas You Must Be Well Prepared to Address

  1. Religious Accommodation: Some employees may feel uncomfortable with the inclusion or exclusion of certain holiday celebrations. Do you have a fair resolution process for dealing with complaints?
  2. Harassment and Discrimination: Harassment and discrimination are issues year-round, but may be more prevalent during holiday social gatherings. Have you reminded employees about inappropriate conversations and actions before such gatherings?
  3. Alcohol and Drug Use: Inappropriate and illegal drug and alcohol use during company functions is still a high-profile concern. Have you set the expectations about what is and is not acceptable drug and alcohol use at company events?

Have You Addressed the Top Three Employer Hot Points During This Holiday Season?

To learn the valuable tips for dealing with these issues and much more, be sure to listen to Top Three Employer Hot Points During This Holiday Season in this month’s HRCast, a recording provided by our team of HR Pros and available exclusively on MyHRSupportCenter.

MyHRSupportCenter Provides Alerts, Best Practices, and HR Tools Every Day

Visit MyHRSupportCenter regularly, not only for our HRCasts, but also to get late-breaking compliance alerts, best practices to implement, and HR tools to use every day. If you haven’t yet signed up and would like a free trial of MyHRSupportCenter, contact Vision Payroll today.

October 26, 2011

Tip of the Week: Preparing for Workplace Disaster Emergencies

Preparing for Workplace Disaster Emergencies
Preparing for Workplace Disaster Emergencies
Depending on where your business operates, you may be faced with familiar seasonal weather dangers or be challenged on the spot with an unexpected force, or forces, of nature.

Every Management Team Should Answer These Questions About Workplace Disaster Emergencies

  • Do we need to implement an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)?
  • What will be the impact of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Heat Safety Tool app?
  • What information do we need to collect in order to develop an effective workplace disaster emergency plan?
  • Which health and safety developments will unfold over the next few months?

Learn How to Prepare Effectively for Workplace Disaster Emergencies

To learn the answers to these questions and much more, be sure to listen to Preparing for Workplace Disaster Emergencies in this month’s HRCast, a recording provided by our team of HR Pros and available exclusively on MyHRSupportCenter.

MyHRSupportCenter Provides Alerts, Best Practices, and HR Tools Every Day

Visit MyHRSupportCenter regularly, not only for our HRCasts, but also to get late-breaking compliance alerts, best practices to implement, and HR tools to use every day. If you haven’t yet signed up and would like a free trial of MyHRSupportCenter, contact Vision Payroll today.

September 28, 2011

Tip of the Week: Employee Disabilities and the Interactive Process

Employee Disabilities and the Interactive Process
Employee Disabilities and the Interactive Process
The federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits certain employers from discriminating against individuals with disabilities. The ADA also requires employers to engage in an interactive process of assessing reasonable accommodations with affected employees.

Learn About the Interactive Process of Assessing Reasonable Accommodations Today

  • Which businesses are subject to the ADA?
  • Which employees are considered to have disabilities under the ADA?
  • What is the impact of the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA)?
  • What are undue hardships?
  • What are reasonable accommodations?

Get More Details on Employee Disabilities and the Interactive Process

To learn the answers to these questions and much more, be sure to listen to Employee Disabilities and the Interactive Process in this month’s HRCast, a recording provided by our team of HR Pros and available exclusively on MyHRSupportCenter.

MyHRSupportCenter Provides Alerts, Best Practices, and HR Tools Every Day

Visit MyHRSupportCenter regularly, not only for our HRCasts, but also to get late-breaking compliance alerts, best practices to implement, and HR tools to use every day. If you haven’t yet signed up and would like a free trial of MyHRSupportCenter, contact Vision Payroll today.

August 17, 2011

Tip of the Week: Unfair Labor Practices in the Private Sector

Unfair Labor Practices in the Private Sector
Unfair Labor Practices in the Private Sector
Some employers in the private sector hear the concept of “unfair labor practices” and think it applies to employees represented by labor unions. However, unfair labor practices essentially include employer or union violations of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).

What Is an Unfair Labor Practice?

Actions considered unfair labor practices include the following:

  • Coercing workers not to join unions;
  • Threatening to close a worksite or plant if workers decide to join or form a union;
  • Promising extras to employees if they don’t join the union; and
  • Forcing workers to quit because of legitimate union activities.

Get More Details on Unfair Labor Practices in the Private Sector

To learn more details about each of these unfair labor practices, be sure to listen to Unfair Labor Practices in the Private Sector in this month’s HRCast, a recording provided by our team of HR Pros and available exclusively on MyHRSupportCenter.

MyHRSupportCenter Provides Alerts, Best Practices, and HR Tools Every Day

Visit MyHRSupportCenter regularly, not only for our HRCasts, but also to get late-breaking compliance alerts, best practices to implement, and HR tools to use every day. If you haven’t yet signed up and would like a free trial of MyHRSupportCenter, contact Vision Payroll today.

July 27, 2011

Tip of the Week: How to Protect Against Wage and Hour Retaliation Claims

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How to Protect Against Wage and Hour Retaliation Claims
How to Protect Against Wage and Hour Retaliation Claims
Employers must ensure that any adverse employment actions are completely unrelated to claims an employee might make in terms of wage and hour issues. Learn about steps to avoid disastrous wage and hour class actions.

Six Steps You Can Take Today to Minimize Your Company’s Risk

  • Don’t create a situation or reason for an employee to raise a complaint.
  • Ensure that unpaid lunch breaks are at least thirty minutes long.
  • Don’t make improper deductions from exempt employees’ salaries.
  • Self-audit your exempt and non-exempt employees for proper classification.
  • Self-audit your independent contractors to ensure they’re not employees.
  • Provide wage and hour training for all supervisors and managers.

Get More Details on Wage and Hour Retaliation Claims

To learn more details about each of these preventive measures, be sure to listen to How to Protect Against Wage and Hour Retaliation Claims in this month’s HRCast, a recording provided by our team of HR Pros and available exclusively on MyHRSupportCenter.

MyHRSupportCenter Provides Alerts, Best Practices, and HR Tools Every Day

Visit MyHRSupportCenter regularly, not only for our HRCasts, but also to get late-breaking compliance alerts, best practices to implement, and HR tools to use every day. If you haven’t yet signed up and would like a free trial of MyHRSupportCenter, contact Vision Payroll today.

March 23, 2011

Tip of the Week: How Social Media Can Change Your Company’s Leadership

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How Social Media Can Change Your Company’s Leadership
How Social Media Can Change Your Company’s Leadership
With social media’s expanding influence, many companies have been quickly shifting to more open methods of managing the business and their employees to share ideas and get things done.

Social Media Technologies that Can Change the Nature of Business Relationships

The following social technologies, among others, change the nature of business relationships and thus require changes in leadership.

  • Virtual Meetings
  • LinkedIn
  • reddit
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Learn How Social Media Can Change Your Company’s Leadership

To learn more about the impact of these and other social technology changes, be sure to listen to How Social Media Can Change Your Company’s Leadership in this month’s HRCast, a recording provided by our team of HR Pros and available exclusively on MyHRSupportCenter.

MyHRSupportCenter Provides Alerts, Best Practices, and HR Tools Every Day

Visit MyHRSupportCenter regularly, not only for our HRCasts, but also to get late-breaking compliance alerts, best practices to implement, and HR tools to use every day. If you haven’t yet signed up and would like a free trial of MyHRSupportCenter, contact Vision Payroll today.

March 2, 2011

Tip of the Week: Worker Misclassifications and How to Avoid Them

Worker Misclassifications and How to Avoid Them
Worker Misclassifications and How to Avoid Them
Substantial enforcement developments from government agencies focusing on worker classification compliance are putting employers on notice. Learn about the issues affecting businesses nationwide and the key steps to take immediately.

Five Questions About Worker Misclassifications

  1. What is the impact of the Employee Misclassification Prevention Act (EMPA)?
  2. What plans does the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have to audit certain industries?
  3. What are the fines for misclassification of workers or recordkeeping violations?
  4. What type of classification testing can be used to ensure proper employee classification?
  5. What are five tips that can be used to help classify workers properly?

Learn How to Avoid Worker Misclassifications

To learn the answers to these questions and much more, be sure to listen to Worker Misclassifications and How to Avoid Them in this month’s HRCast, a recording provided by our team of HR Pros and available exclusively on MyHRSupportCenter.

MyHRSupportCenter Provides Alerts, Best Practices, and HR Tools Every Day

Visit MyHRSupportCenter regularly, not only for our HRCasts, but also to get late-breaking compliance alerts, best practices to implement, and HR tools to use every day. If you haven’t yet signed up and would like a free trial of MyHRSupportCenter, contact Vision Payroll today.

January 19, 2011

Tip of the Week: Best HR Practices for 2011

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Best HR Practices for 2011
Best HR Practices for 2011
Employers, especially small and mid-sized companies, need to stay in compliance to flourish in the New Year. By knowing the business-critical HR practices that can help, employers can take the big first step toward staying in compliance.

Five Hot Areas Employers Must Address Now

  1. Proof of Compliance
  2. Misclassification of Workers
  3. Recordkeeping Requirements
  4. Health Care Reform
  5. Workplace Technology

Learn the Best HR Practices for 2011 Now

To learn more about each of these areas, be sure to listen to Best HR Practices for 2011 in this month’s HRCast, a recording provided by our team of HR Pros and available exclusively on MyHRSupportCenter.

MyHRSupportCenter Provides Alerts, Best Practices, and HR Tools Every Day

Visit MyHRSupportCenter regularly, not only for our HRCasts, but also to get late-breaking compliance alerts, best practices to implement, and HR tools to use every day. If you haven’t yet signed up and would like a free trial of MyHRSupportCenter, contact Vision Payroll today.

December 29, 2010

Tip of the Week: Strategically Connecting Your Talent Needs To Your Business Goals

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Strategically Connecting Your Talent Needs To Your Business Goals
Strategically Connecting Your Talent Needs To Your Business Goals
Over the past years, numerous economic changes have reshaped the business landscape. In turn, companies must look more closely at their current talent, their needed talent, and how to motivate the right talent towards satisfying their business goals.

Three Questions to Help Strategically Connect Your Talent Needs To Your Business Goals

  1. What is talent management?
  2. What are the talent management guidelines that companies should follow?
  3. How can non-traditional HR tools and approaches be used to streamline the process?

Get Help Strategically Connecting Your Talent Needs To Your Business Goals Now

To obtain answers to these questions and more, be sure to listen to Strategically Connecting Your Talent Needs To Your Business Goals in this month’s HRCast, a recording provided by our team of HR Pros and available exclusively on MyHRSupportCenter.

MyHRSupportCenter Provides Alerts, Best Practices, and HR Tools Every Day

Visit MyHRSupportCenter regularly, not only for our HRCasts, but also to get late-breaking compliance alerts, best practices to implement, and HR tools to use every day. If you haven’t yet signed up and would like a free trial of MyHRSupportCenter, contact Vision Payroll today.

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