Legal Issues

Tips to Develop an Employee Handbook

Whether you are a start-up, or an established business, you should have an employee handbook. Handbooks are a great way to sort out your policies and procedures in writing, and they can be a valuable resource to new and established employees. They can also protect you if your policies ever come into question. How do [...]

Healthcare Reform and Your Business in 2012

Despite heavy discussion and debate, the health care bill has been signed into law. It’s been more than a year since President Obama signed the bill into law, and although much of the law doesn’t go into effect for another several years (in 2014), there are some aspects that have an immediate impact on your [...]

Have the Tough Talk

Sometime in every manager’s career, there comes a time when a tough talk with an employee must take place. This can be quite uncomfortable for both parties, as it can involve difficult topics and decisions. However, there are ways of handling employee meetings in a professional and productive manner that will leave them feeling inspired [...]

Checking out job candidates on social media? 5 things to let slide.

So, you've decided to check out potential new employees on social media sites.  Social media can be a useful part of your recruiting strategy, but it's important to be careful when perusing personal profiles. Not everything online is part of a resume. When reviewing social media profiles for your job candidates, there are a few [...]

How to stay in compliance with NH Labor Laws

Additional locations have been added to the Labor Law Training Session on how to stay in compliance with NH Labor Laws. How to Register…. New this year, registering for these sessions will be done using the NH Department of Labor’s web site. The link below will get you directly to the training Event page or [...]

Legal guidelines for hiring with social media

There’s no doubt about it – social media is affecting every aspect of our lives. From sharing pictures and tidbits with family and friends, to networking with potential clients or employees, social media offers an abundance of opportunity to connect. It also opens you up to potential liabilities. How can you avoid social media legal [...]

I-9 Update

Starting August 22, U.S. employers will be able to complete, sign, scan and store Form I-9 electronically. A new ruling passed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement also states that employers must complete Form I-9 within three business (not calendar) days of the date the employee is hired. […]

By | 2010-08-05T15:31:39+00:00 August 5th, 2010|Categories: Legal Issues, Payroll|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Unlock the Past, Protect the Future

By James Wyatt Brannock Jr. and Kelly G. Verberg Corporate scandal. Workplace violence. Security threats. These issues loom large in the minds of employees and employers alike. More than 60% of employees say that feeling safe at work is a priority in job satisfaction, according to the Society for Human Resource Management. In addition, SHRM [...]

Two New Tax Benefits Aid Employers Who Hire and Retain Unemployed Workers

As posted on IRS.gov: WASHINGTON — Two new tax benefits are now available to employers hiring workers who were previously unemployed or only working part time. These provisions are part of the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act enacted into law today. Employers who hire unemployed workers this year (after Feb. 3, 2010 and before [...]

By | 2010-03-19T07:05:45+00:00 March 19th, 2010|Categories: HR Essentials, Legal Issues|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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