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Are Temporary Employees entitled to Paid Sick Days under FFCRA?
Many companies use temporary employees to supplement their workforce.  Employees remain the employee of the temporary staffing agency for a period of time, and the agency controls their overall employment.  During the pandemic, what happens if a temporary employee notifies your company that they have COVID-19 symptoms, or have had close contact w...
New Updated CDC Guidelines for Reopening Workplaces
Late last week, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released updated information and a new tool to assist employers in making (re)opening decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially to protect vulnerable workers.  First, a Workplace Decision Tree advises employers to first review state and local orders and directions to determine the mos...
Workplace Preparation for “Smart, Safe and Step by Step” Return to Work
On April 29, 2020, Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-112 called Safe, Smart, Step by Step Plan for Florida’s recovery.  The plan involves individual responsibility (limiting personal interactions and avoiding large groups), senior citizens and individuals with significant underlying medical conditions are still encouraged to stay hom...
New I9 for 2020! Get it now
On Jan. 31, 2020, USCIS published a notice announcing a new version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The new version contains minor changes to the form and its instructions. Employers should begin using this updated form right away. Click here for the latest I9 Form (expires 2022) and Instructions. The USCIS notice provides employe...
HR Fitness for 2020 – Needed HR Actions for the New Year
NEW YEAR?  BRING IT!   Put some of that post-holiday energy into your HR process … you can make it easier to get out of the office in time to hit the gym!  Here is a 7 step checklist to make sure HR is prepared for an efficient, organized, successful new year: Step One: Review your......
Fractional HR Services are Flexible, Scalable, and Affordable
The vast majority of small family businesses and new businesses start up without a dedicated HR person, much less an HR department.  And that makes perfect sense … to a point. As the owner of a fledgling business, handling HR matters is probably not only manageable, but educational and even gratifying.  Your business is your......
Live Your Company Culture
Walking the talk.  A Deloitte survey showed that 84% of senior leaders thought they were regularly communicating the company’s beliefs and values …  however, only 67% of employees felt that was true.  There was another gap between executives and employees who believed that senior leadership acted in accordance with the company’s core v...
Ten Step January Checklist for HR Fitness
BRING IT, 2019!   As we resume our normal work schedules, with the holidays behind us and all the local gyms at full capacity, it’s time to apply a little extra New Year’s energy and resolve to our HR practices.  From updating HR forms to adding up injury numbers, here is a ten step HR Fitness......
Exit Interviews and Why You Should Be Doing Them
A Google search of “exit interviews” will yield no shortage of articles questioning their value … not to mention some hard core detractors advocating that employees refuse to participate in them, such as this blog from tech industry commentator Alex Holderness.  While it is true that the concept of the exit interview carries some...
What’s so funny about the updated ACA Exchange Notice Form?
Guess what was revealed in the latest ACA form update?  The federal government assumes that your business has a full-fledged HR Department.  I doubt this comes as any surprise to our small-to-mid-sized clients! Earlier this year, the Department of Labor made a minor change to its model Health Insurance Exchange Notices, the ACA Marketplace notice...
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