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Temporary and leased employees

December 29th, 2017

The use of leased and temporary workers, also referred to as contingent workers, has greatly expanded in the last two decades. Traditionally, contingent workers performed largely clerical functions. Today, the use of contingent workers is much broader and permeates the entire economy. Currently, the fastest growth of contingent workers is in professional and technical occupations. It is clear these employees now provide specialized skills to a growing number of industries. For example, it is not uncommon today to find a large number of attorneys employed as temporary or leased workers. There are many reasons employers may choose to use contingent workers, including:

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Comprehensive guidelines to An Employer's Guide to FMLA and ADA, Employee Benefits - An Employer's Guide, Employment Verification: Immigration, Form I-9, and E-Verify, Hiring, Firing and Discipline, Wages and Hours - An Employer's Guide and Workpl...

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Thinking about cybersecurity for human resources professionals

March 29th, 2018 at 12:00pm CDT

We are pleased to present a webinar concerning cybersecurity with the author of both the Tennessee Human Resources Manual and the Virginia Human Resources Manuals, Andrew Wampler with Wilson Worley LLP.

In this presentation, we will cover:

1. Cybersecurity issues as they relate to business/employment law

  • BYOD – Bring Your Own Device – policies
  • Access and usage policies
  • Company-owned equipment

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Different repeal

December 29th, 2017

NOPE, different repeal. BUT if you have 50 or more employees, you DO still have to OFFER health coverage AND REPORT according to ACA. Go look @SHRM. https://www.shrm.org/ResourcesAndTools



December 29th, 2017

Hire introverts because they are better team-members and 10 more reasons. Thanks to @GunsterLaw.

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Probationary periods

December 29th, 2017

New employee survives a probationary period: are they an employee for life, even if it was double secret and they are drunk and stupid? @RealEvilHRLady says be careful.


10 HR rules to improve the world

January 4th, 2018

RealEvilHRLady says she has at least 9 out of 10 HR rules to improve the world.

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Sexual harassment – can't find it – what now?

January 4th, 2018

1. Signature 2. Thank and assure 3. Document 4. Remind and follow up 5. Look forward - five steps from our authors @fordharrisonlaw when you find no evidence of a sexual harassment complaint. That's what.

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Termination Series: Communicating the reason for discharge

December 29th, 2017

Do employers need to provide a reason to a discharged employee? Federal law does not require employers to provide terminated employees with a written explanation for their discharge. However, many states have litigation in place that calls for an employer to provide documentation outlining the reason for termination. This is a called a service letter, and some state laws decree that you give this to the employee immediately upon termination while others on...

Job advertisement do’s and don’ts

December 29th, 2017

Finding the right person for a job can be tricky. You have to go through resumes, interviews, offer letters, the process can go on and on. A thing most employers don’t realize, is that they can be making costly mistakes from the first step: the job advertisement. A simple paragraph or two written by an employer can open a whole can of legal worms. Here are a few steps to take to make sure your job advertisement isn’t really looking for trouble.