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Can Businesses Require Employees To Get Flu Shots?

As the weather turns cooler and the leaves begin to change, our thoughts turn to pumpkin pie, hay rides, apple picking, and….flu season. Yes, it’s that time of year again. Time for the annual pilgrimage to your doctor or local pharmacy for a vaccination against the flu virus. But what if, not only do you […]

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Issuing Paystubs Electronically

Most employers – we hope – are aware that employees must be furnished with a paystub with each paycheck, listing gross wages, deductions, and net wages.  In today’s world of electronic communication and mobile devices, many employers wish to provide paystubs in electronic form only, rather than in hard copy. While that is a reasonable […]

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Coaching- Not Just For Sports

Coaching employees has been around since the 1980’s, but it was not until recently that companies and employees have begun to recognize its ability to develop leaders and give them an edge in today’s competitive business environment. A recent study commissioned by the American Management Association discovered that 57% of companies included in the study […]

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HR Tips for the Holiday Season

Let’s hear those sleigh bells jinglin’, ring-ting-tinglin’, too! Come on, it’s lovely weather for an HR headache for you! The holiday season can be a wonderful time, even in the workplace. It is a time to take a step back, show your staff some well-earned appreciation, and celebrate another successful year together. The holiday season […]

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Big Changes Coming to Overtime Requirements: Are You Prepared?

This fall, many employers may find themselves with significantly greater overtime pay obligations than they have ever had before. This is because, if new rules proposed by the Department of Labor go into effect as expected, the minimum salary levels for certain classifications of non-exempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act will dramatically increase. […]

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Be Aware! NLRB Issues Memorandums Making Unionization Faster and Easier Than Ever

A recent National Labor Relations Board Memorandum, 15-08, has changed the manner in which unions obtain their required “showing of interest.” The General Counsel issued a memorandum which states, “effective immediately, parties may submit electronic signatures in support of a showing of interest.” This has modified the process in which a union election petition must […]

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Stop Forecasting! Know Exactly How To Pay Your Employees After Closing Business For Inclement Weather

With hurricane season fast approaching, companies should review their policies and procedures as they relate to paying employees should weather or other factors force your facility to close. NON-EXEMPT EMPLOYEES: • For non-exempt employees the general rule is to pay only for time worked – this is true under federal and state law. • However, New York’s […]

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