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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How long do I have to keep HR records? From the Archive

For the entirety of consulting I have gotten the question of how long records need to be kept. Since I got that question again last week I thought I would republish this post.  In my work, I spend time looking at the personnel files for many companies. Some of these files take up large amounts …

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Three great HR posts for Wednesday

Today is a small collection of posts I think you should read. Great stuff from great authors. Reading these will make you a better HR professional. First up is a great post from Jon Hyman at the Ohio Employers Law Blog. In Developing an anti-harassment culture is key to stopping workplace harassment Jon talks about the importance …

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Wage & Hour Lawsuits Cost Both Big and Small Companies

I had an after work “adult beverage” (aka beer) with a friend of mine who also happens to be a very fine attorney. In addition to just catching up we naturally talked about what is happening in the world of human resources litigation. He has been an attorney for about 20 years. He said that …

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USDOL Timekeeping App: Better Watch For It

I participated in a webinar today about the FLSA and breaks and meal times. I have written about this before (see Breaks, Meal Times and the FLSA) so I am not going to repeat that information. In the discussion we were having I mentioned that employers needed to pay attention to recording break times because their employees …

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5 Great Pieces of HR Advice

I have some great advice for you today on Human Resources. It is not my advice however, it is the advice of bloggers I greatly respect. You can learn alot by reading these five posts, so pay attention. There will be a test later. First up is attorney blogger Jon Hyman. As an HR consultant …

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Immigration Compliance: Being Prepared

Arizona’s immigration law has been approved by the U.S. Supreme Court. As a result Georgia’s law, very much like Arizona’s, will likely survive the court challenges. So you need to be prepared for immigration compliance. The national law firm of Seyfarth Shaw published a paper entitled How Will the Supreme Court’s Approval of Arizona’s E-Verify …

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Personnel Files Can Help You or Hurt You

Frequently when I work with my small business clients one of the first areas I deal with is their personnel files. Not glamourous work, but often those files are a mess. And a messy file can hurt you, in several ways. Messy files make it difficult to know what is in them, or not in them, …

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