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14 Dec 2017
Q&A: Does an I-9 form need to be updated when an employee has a name change? What about other forms?

Question: Does an I-9 form need to be updated when an employee has a name change? What about other forms?   Answer from Celine, SHRM-CP: When an employee changes their...

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08 Dec 2017
Q&A: Should we ban romantic relationships in the workplace?

Question: Should we ban romantic relationships in the workplace? Answer from Eric, SPHR, SHRM-SCP: Depending on the nature of the relationship, how you handle workplace romances is mostly up to...

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05 Dec 2017
Preventing Sexual Harassment in the workplace

Last year, nearly 27,000 charges of sexual harassment were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This number doesn’t include charges filed with state and local agencies or situations...

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16 Nov 2017
Q&A: How do I keep an employee at-will but require them to give notice before leaving?

Question: How do I keep an employee-at-will but require them to give notice before leaving? Answer from Monica, SPHR, SHRM-CP: Unfortunately, an employer may not simultaneously utilize the at-will employment...

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08 Nov 2017
Q&A: We interviewed a candidate who ... spoke with a thick accent. Is it okay to reject a candidate because their accent made it difficult to understand them?

Question: We interviewed a candidate who had the right type and length of experience but spoke with a thick accent. Is it okay to reject a candidate because their accent...

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01 Nov 2017
Q&A: Do we need a company policy related to service animals in the workplace?

Question: Do we need a company policy related to service animals in the workplace? What if someone asks to bring one in? Answer from Emily, PHR: You do not need...

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31 Oct 2017
What you need to know about ransom-ware

Ransomware has on several occasions been termed the next biggest threat to internet security confronting the cybersafe communication systems. The fact that there is no sure way of preventing shielding...

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26 Oct 2017
Q&A Several employees have complained that one of our managers is regularly... Could they be creating a hostile work environment?

Question: Several employees have complained that one of our managers is regularly abrasive and rude, yelling at employees and sometimes insulting them. Could they be creating a hostile work environment?...

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24 Oct 2017
Is Your Data Over-Exposed?

What Is an “Over-Exposure” of Your Data? The Identity Theft Resource Center has been tracking data breaches for years and has basically seen it all. There have been events in which hackers...

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18 Oct 2017
Q&A: Can an employee submit a new W-4 at any time?

Question: Can an employee submit a new W-4 at any time? Answer from Kendra, PHR : Yes, an employee may submit a new W-4 anytime they have changes. Often, they’ll...

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