The Quickstart Guide to Time Tracking for Remote Workers: A Guest Post

Remote teams are becoming commonplace due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, businesses are using time tracking tools to manage work hours for their teams. What should you know about remote time tracking and how can you start using it to its full potential? The Growth of Remote Teams There’s no doubt that the …

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Understanding the “Why” in your HR policies Replayed

I thought this replay would be a good one.  My granddaughter has been in town for the holidays. Since she had to take a few extra days off from school to make the trip, she had to bring homework. We were sitting at Starbucks and she was doing her math homework. I was not sitting …

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Do your confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements violate Federal law?

Most companies try to protect proprietary information by having employees sign confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements. Unfortunately in the eyes of various regulatory agencies these agreements are considered to be too restrictive and violate various aspects of federal law. Violated provisions According to attorney Andrew Trimble of McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, PLLC, there are three …

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Do you have a policy against distracted driving?

We had a grisly death in my area the other day; a head on collision that took the life of one woman driver. Her car crossed the midline and crashed into the oncoming car. The police don’t know what caused her to veer into the oncoming lane of traffic but they suspect distracted driving. They …

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Can you keep your HR lady from moonlighting as an exotic dancer?

At Christmas time, or for that matter anytime, employees often take on second jobs to supplement their income.  Known as “moonlighting” these are often part time or seasonal jobs. The question often becomes can I, the employer, prohibit my employees from working a second job. Naturally the answer is “it depends”, so let’s explore that …

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Are you aware of how many posters are required for your workplace?

When I am doing a compliance check for a client one of the things I check on for them is if they have the correct Federal and State posters posted for employees to read. The business is required by law to communicate to its employees what laws the business must abide by and what rights …

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Can You Require Flu Shots for Employees?

  It is that time of the year, the beginning of flu season. Of course it is also that time of the year that brings more people in contact with each other. Company parties, family gatherings, crowded stores and more travelers all lead to the opportunities for passing infection. In my business I meet a …

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Three Important issues about your BYOD policy

  First let me explain the acronym BYOD for those of you that are unfamiliar with it. BYOD stands for bring your own device. It is the process of a company allowing an employee to use their own phone, tablet, and or laptop as their work device. It is a boon to smaller companies because …

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