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“The Great Resignation”

In my reading this week, I came across an article by Kathryn Mayer with Human Resource Executive.  Her article calls the growing increase in turnover as the “Great Resignation.” Mayer cites a recent survey conducted by Monster.  This survey revealed that 95% of those surveyed reported that they are contemplating leaving their current employer for […]

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Needing Additional PPP Loan? Details in HR 133

12/29/2020 One of several Attorney practices I follow, Fisher Broyles, published an easy-to-read (and understand) article on the PPP Loans old and new—particularly changes in the PPP passed in the recent Bill H.R. 133.  You can find that Client Alert here.

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What Attorneys Want to See in HR!

A great article for any Business seeking an HR Consultant, like me! Or looking to fill an HR role in-house. These traits are hard to find rolled into one person, and when you find them–recognize the asset to your organization! A person with a look-ahead mentality (i.e., What possible consequence could come from this decision?). […]

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CDC Update, Etc…

Good afternoon!  In case you are unaware, the CDC has updated its criteria for Contact Tracing related to the definition of a “close contact” on 10/21/2020.   From the site:  “Someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period* starting from 2 […]

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HR Brief–COVID Questions & Why Do We Need A Current Handbook?

10/21/2020 It’s been a month since my last e-blast, not that the HR world has come to a halt; but I am sensitive to the amount of email that floods our inboxes each day! Over the last month, I’ve continued to receive calls and emails with questions regarding COVID-19.  The one I receive most often […]

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EEOC Guidance Updated This Week 9/11/20

09/11/2020 I wanted to alert you to an update this week from the EEOC.  As you’re aware, the rules and guidelines with everything surrounding COVID continues to evolve.   **It is the employers responsibility to check the CDC and other public health sites (e.g., OSHA, NCDHHS) periodically for any updates to guidelines, and of course, follow […]

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Reminders & Tips – COVID Related (Is there anything else right now?)

Good afternoon and Happy Hump Day!  In my reading and webinar watching this week, I wanted to pass on  several reminders and suggestions related to efforts with COVID and keeping employees safe, as well as businesses. There are a number of laws to consider during this unusual time of COVID and the liability they bring […]

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Can I Test Employees for COVID? And Do I Really Want an EEOC Charge???

Good afternoon! How is everyone surviving the continued, life-altering COVID-19 crisis?  If you’re in North Carolina, you’re in the 3rd most strict state, according to one study, with regard to continued lock-down status. ☹ It seems the small businesses are taking the hardest hit and that’s a shame, since we bear a significant share of […]

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EEOC Gives Guidance on Opioid Use

Positive and Negative test results are not so simple anymore!  If you have an employee who tests positive for any legal drug, including  opiates, you may have certain considerations under ADA to think through.  This link provides a concise outline of the Guidance offered by the EEOC when your employee tests positive for legal drugs. […]

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Three Certainties! Death, Taxes, and Continued Changes to FFCRA

Check out this SHRM article regarding a recent ruling by a US District Court to strike down certain aspects of the FFCRA! https://www.shrm.org/ResourcesAndTools/legal-and-compliance/employment-law/Pages/coronavirus-FFCRA-documentation-requirement-rule-struck-down.aspx?utm_source=marketo Employers should adhere to these revisions until an appeal is made and won….  

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