Human Resources

ACA Has Been Delayed Again

Good news for businesses–the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been delayed again.  Stakeholders will ultimately define how the ACA looks in the next several years. On February 10, the Obama administration stated that most employers won’t face a fine next year if … Continue reading

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HR Tip of the Week: Harassment Complaints – What to avoid

  As a follow up to a panel discussion in which I recently participated, I outlined three things an employer must do to mitigate risk in the event of a harassment charge: Have an up-to-date and readily available anti-harassment policy.  Communicate the … Continue reading

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HR Tip of the Week: Handling Healthcare

Many small businesses are struggling with how to handle their healthcare costs amid everything that is going on with Obama care.  Business owners need to realize that there are many options available to them in terms of better managing their benefit plans … Continue reading

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HR Tip of the Week: 2014 Focus for HR

I was recently with a client who asked me for some ideas that she might implement at her company to help further employee retention and employee engagement.  I told her that the best thing she can do is to identify her top … Continue reading

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HR Tip of the Week – Using Cell Phones While Driving Now Illegal in Illinois

Do you like to talk or text while driving?  Using cell phones while driving is now illegal.  The state of Illinois recently passed a law prohibiting driving while using handheld cell phones and similar electronic communications devices (effective 1/1/2014).  HR professionals need … Continue reading

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