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20 Sep 2018
Q&A: Does “at-will employment” mean we can terminate without risk?

Question: Does “at-will employment” mean we can terminate without risk? Answer from Sarah, PHR, SHRM-CP: No, termination always comes with some risk, even when the employment is at-will. While at-will...

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13 Sep 2018
Q&A: Are remote employees eligible for FMLA? If so, how is their worksite determined?

Question: Are remote employees eligible for FMLA? If so, how is their worksite determined? Answer from Kyle, PHR: Remote employees who otherwise qualify will be eligible for FMLA if they...

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07 Sep 2018
Q&A: Should we include detailed travel duties and working hours in our job description, or should we keep it more general?

Question: Should we include detailed travel duties and working hours in our job description, or should we keep it more general? Answer from Celine, SHRM-CP: A position requiring a high...

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30 Aug 2018
Q&A: How long should we keep employee timecards?

Question: How long should we keep employee timecards? Answer from Marisa, PHR: Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, you are required to keep such records for at least three years...

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16 Aug 2018
Q&A: Do I have to keep my OSHA 300 Logs up-to-date during the retention period?

Question: Do I have to keep my OSHA 300 Logs up-to-date during the retention period? Answer from Monica, SPHR, SHRM-CP: Employers must retain all OSHA Forms for Recording Work-Related Injuries...

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09 Aug 2018
Q&A: We’re thinking of adding a dress code to our handbook. What should we consider?

Question: We’re thinking of adding a dress code to our handbook. What should we consider? Answer from Kara, JD, SPHR: As with any policy, the big thing to keep in...

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02 Aug 2018
Q&A: We’ve seen a lot of turnovers lately. Do you have any tips for increasing retention?

Question: We’ve seen a lot of turnovers lately. Do you have any tips for increasing retention? Answer from Kyle, PHR: Employee retention is one of the most difficult and expensive...

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26 Jul 2018
Q&A: Question: An employee injured off the job would like to return to work, but we’re concerned about her safety and her ability to do the job…

Question: An employee injured off the job would like to return to work, but we’re concerned about her safety and her ability to do the job. How should we proceed?...

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19 Jul 2018
Q&A: We heard a rumor that an employee out on FMLA was seen exercising at a park. How should be handle this situation?

Question: We heard a rumor that an employee out on FMLA was seen exercising at a park. How should handle this situation? Answer from Margaret, PHR, SHRM-CP: I recommend proceeding...

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