Why Documentation is Important

  In a lawsuit companies and plaintiffs (those ex-employees suing you) give sworn testimony about what occurred in their particular case. The problem with this is memories fade or memories can change or be changed; and that is why documentation is important. Memories can be manipulated According to a post in BrainBlogger there have been …

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The Importance of Documentation in HR

  Ah yes, the incessant mantra of all HR departments. Document, document, document until you are tired of hearing about it. However, I attended a legal session yesterday that emphasized the importance of documentation. The lesson The legal session I attended was put on by Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP and dealt with the intersection …

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New I-9 MUST be in place NO Later than May 7, 2013

  The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a new Form I-9 that must be used by all employers no later than May 7, 2013. In a very strange application of the Paperwork Reduction Act, which states that the purpose of the act is to “…minimize the paperwork burden for individuals, small businesses, educational …

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Saving Your Bacon: Results Alone are not always the Best Criteria

  What do you do when you have an employee who is producing the results you want but is breaking the “rules” by not following proper protocol? This is a story that shows that results alone are not always the best criteria to determine whether an employee is retained and how proper documentation will “save …

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HR Disaster Relief is in the Cloud

    This past year has seen a number of natural disasters that have disrupted the daily operations of many businesses. Hurricane Sandy, blizzards, destructive tornados in the Southeast have all caused businesses to shut down and in some cases they lost significant property, including personnel records. So if you are in HR and are …

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Social Media Use and the NLRB Again

  The attempts to control social media use in the workplace by employees is like “tilting at windmills.” Control is not really something you have and the NLRB is making it more difficult with every decision they make. So here is another lesson is social media use and the NLRB, again. The NLRB decision The …

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The Updated I-9: Who Knew a Simple Form Would be so Difficult?

  Back on August 22, 2012 I published The I-9 you are using is about to expire, now what? I hope you were paying attention. But don’t worry the new one is not out yet. In fact it may not make its appearance until 2013 and when it does you will probably not be too …

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If You are Using Tests as Screening Tools BEWARE!

The Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures was passed in 1978 and it set the standards that employers must meet when applying screening tools or tests in the process of selecting employees for hiring, promotion, training or whatever. It defined the test for adverse or disparate impact (the 80% Rule or the Four Fifths Rule) …

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