Podcast of We Are Only Human by Ben Eubanks and featuring Mike Haberman

I did an interview with Ben Eubanks called Can I Focus on Compliance and Still be a good Employer. It was part of his We Are Only Human podcast series and I was honored he asked me to appear. For those of you who have never heard me speak, here is your chance. The podcast is …

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There is a new I-9 form and you had better start using it!

There are a number of changes the Trump administration is making that might make it slightly easier on employers. Changes in the wage and hour laws and rules revisions in OSHA safety regulations are just two of the ways that the new administration will be easier on employers. However, immigration is NOT going to be …

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ICE has an impact on a Buffalo company beyond the weather

It is not unusual to hear that Buffalo, New York has been affected by ice in the winter time. I am sure all of us have seen pictures of wind-driven ice caked on the landscape around Buffalo. In this particular case however, it is not ice that is the problem, rather it is ICE or …

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Do you know the penalties for improperly classifying employees as Independent Contractors?

I gave a presentation the other day, on behalf of ComplyRight,  on how companies can incorrectly classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees. Many companies think that using independent contractors is a prudent way of doing business. It reduces an employer’s liabilities, keeps costs down and provides greater flexibility than might be achieved by …

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The Quickest way to become a criminal

There are many ways to become a criminal. Speeding is a common one and probably the most common, but everyone knows they are breaking the law. What about a way to become a criminal without intending to be a criminal? There is one other way that many people don’t consider. Starting a business is one …

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Predictions for HR Compliance in 2015

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post today’s post is about my predictions for the coming year in the area of HR legislation and regulation. So let me pull out my crystal ball and begin. Legislation As we all know the Republicans took control of Congress with the midterm election in November. This means that when …

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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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Terminations after extended leave is NOT a sure thing

  Many a company has a policy that says something to the effect of “If you have been on leave for 3 months, six months, one year, etc. your employment will be terminated.” If you are one of those companies you can no longer have that automatic termination policy. Unfortunately this puts a big burden …

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HR Predictions for 2014

  What does 2014 hold for the compliance arena in HR? Glad you asked. Here are my predictions for 2014. Midterm Elections The year 2014 is a midterm election year. It is a big one. There are 36 governor spots up for contention. There are also 35 Senate seats in contention and dozens of spots …

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