Tag Archives: Policies and Procedures

Exploring Absenteeism in the Workplace: How to Manage Employee PTO Abuse

Do you find that around the holidays and during the summer your employees are missing-in-action on a more frequent basis?  If you answered yes, you are in the majority of employers. Unscheduled absenteeism rates have risen to unprecedented levels since 1999.  Excess employee tardiness, unscheduled absenteeism, and paid time off (PTO) create a costly problem […]

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Stay Ahead Of The Game: 10 Updates To Your Employee Handbook For 2019

Have you recently updated your employee handbook?  If not, it’s certainly something employers must do before 2019 rolls around.  Handbooks require regular review, especially considering the ongoing changes in federal, state and municipal laws.  An outdated employee handbook can leave your business exposed to financial risk if you become the subject of a lawsuit brought […]

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Company Culture: Your Strongest Asset or Biggest Liability?

No longer can company culture be thought of as a trendy catchphrase or as a workplace with nap pods, Nerf guns, and employees riding Segways up and down the hallways. This soft concept has hard results in terms of employee retention, productivity, a company’s reputation, and overall success. Whether by default or design, culture exists […]

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Effective Date of the New York State Paid Family Leave Act Looms Ever Closer– Updated Details!

As many New York employers are already aware, last year New York State enacted a comprehensive paid family leave law. The New York Paid Family Leave Act (NYPFLA) will go into effect on January 1, 2018. As of that date, employees in New York will be eligible for wage replacement during leaves of absence taken […]

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Federal Contractors – No time for Complacency

In April, President Trump proposed a budget proposal that included a possible 21 percent cut for the DOL budget. Some federal contractors may be interpreting that to mean that the OFCCP will be less active during the Trump administration, given likely budget constraints. But that is not necessarily accurate. In all likelihood, the OFCCP will […]

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When Cupid’s Arrow Strikes In The Workplace

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and love is in the air – including at the workplace. Workplace romance is very common; according to a 2015 survey, 37% of workers have dated a co-worker at some point. While many companies maintain written policies on workplace romance, there is no real consensus on the most effective approach. […]

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Cocktails & Co-Workers: 10 Helpful Hints to Avoid Disaster at This Year’s Company Holiday Party

Not only do holiday parties hosted by employers demonstrate appreciation of employees, they also keep tradition alive and boost company morale.  However, every large gathering brings attendant risks and concerns.  Several employee-related lawsuits suggest potential dangers and ways employers should protect themselves.  PMP calls the holiday season our “busy season” because clients call with concerns […]

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