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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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17 Oct 2017
CyberCRIME. Is Your Company CyberSAFE?

Are your employee’s Cyber AWARE? In today's business environment, cyber security is of utmost importance. Even a small breach within a companies security measures can result in huge financial losses,...

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12 Oct 2017
Q&A: Can the same person be both an employee and an independent contractor?

Question: Can the same person be both an employee and an independent contractor? Answer from Monica, SPHR, SHRM-CP: According to IRS guidelines, it is possible to have a W-2 employee...

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10 Oct 2017
CyberSAFE-ty – What you need to do to stay CyberSAFE

Most people nowadays are becoming entrepreneurial, and women, in particular, are opting to work at home not as homemakers but as job creators. A recent study shows that an increasing...

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05 Oct 2017
Q & A: We’re approaching my department’s busy season … help our employees and reduce their stress?

Question: We’re approaching my department’s busy season. Is there anything we can do during this time to help our employees and reduce their stress? Answer from Jenny, SPHR, SHRM-SCP: Remove...

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