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The FFCRA in 2021
The FFCRA in 2021
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed into law on March 18, 2020 in response to a growing outbreak of a novel infectious coronavirus. As a result of the outbreak, employers are faced with unprecedented changes, in part because some employees are not able to go to work due to parenting demands, quarantine or stay-at-home orders, or as a preventive measure regarding the disease.

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Return to Work Whitepaper
Return to Work: Are you prepared when COVID-19 tags along?
The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us to expect the unexpected. But, to do that, requires a concerted effort by many employees in a company to create a strong, yet flexible plan. Things that every plan should address are: Communication, Partial/complete shutdown planning, Returning to work after weathering the storm, Safety training for workers, Telecommuting, and Recognizing and preventing cabin fever. This whitepaper discusses these topics and gives employers guidance that can be used to prepare a pandemic plan for their company.

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Preparing for Pandemics Whitepaper
Preparing for Pandemics: What Businesses Need to Know
The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us to expect the unexpected. But, to do that, requires a concerted effort by many employees in a company to create a strong, yet flexible plan. Things that every plan should address are communication, partial/complete shutdown planning, returning to work after weathering the storm, safety training for workers, telecommuting, and recognizing and preventing cabin fever. This whitepaper discusses these topics and gives employers guidance that can be used to prepare a pandemic plan for their company.

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Managing Remote Workers Whitepaper
Managing Remote Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic
When 2020 began, the average manager may have supervised a handful of remote workers. Now, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies are having some or all of their employees work from home for the foreseeable future. This information-packed whitepaper provides proven tips for establishing and maintaining a productive remote workforce during these challenging times.

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OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Whitepaper
OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Related to COVID-19
This whitepaper examines what OSHA has to say about the recordability of COVID-19 in the workplace along with the agency’s injury and illness recordkeeping and reporting regulations in 29 CFR Part 1904.

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Coronavirus Posting Compliance Whitepaper
Coronavirus Posting Compliance: New Requirements and Best Practices for Remote Employees
When the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed on March 18, 2020 it brought a new federal posting requirement. The COVID-19 pandemic that drove the legislation adds new compliance challenges to this requirement. The need for social distancing is remaking the workplace and the way we communicate with employees. That means thinking about the best way to make employees aware of their rights no matter where they are located.

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Coronavirus and Your Workplace Whitepaper
Coronavirus and Your Workplace
This free whitepaper provides information about policies and procedures, safety concerns, human resources matters, supply and production issues relating to the coronavirus outbreak, and special considerations for transportation employers. It will help employers:

Assess risk
Implement preemptive measures
Ensure compliance with OSHA standards and employment laws such as FMLA and ADA
Navigate employee rights in regard to viral outbreaks

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Are Your Employees Under The Influence Whitepaper
Are your employees under the influence? Developing and maintaining a compliant drug and alcohol program
Who needs a substance abuse policy? How does medical marijuana impact a drug-free workplace? When is Department of Transportation (DOT) drug and alcohol testing required? Learn the answers to these and other frequently asked drug and alcohol questions in this free whitepaper.

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Five common mistakes managers are making whitepaper
Difficult Conversations: Five common mistakes managers are making
Difficult conversations are part and parcel to employee management. Managers face employee relations issues ranging from minor skirmishes among coworkers, to performance problems and disciplinary challenges, to allegations of discrimination or complaints of harassment on any given day. This free whitepaper goes over the five common mistakes managers are making.

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Final Overtime Rule Whitepaper
Everything Employers Need to Know About the Final Overtime Rule
For the first time in 15 years, the federal government is raising the minimum salary level for white-collar exempt employees. The biggest change is the higher minimum salary level which goes from $455 per week to $684 per week. This free whitepaper covers 10 of the most important aspects of the new law, which are effective nationwide on January 1, 2020.

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5 Reasons to Pay Attention to Employment Law Postings Whitepaper
5 Reasons to Pay Attention to Employment Law Postings
It's surprisingly challenging to stay on top of employment law posting requirements. This free whitepaper explains why it's worth the effort to make sure your posters are in compliance. It covers 5 topics:

Federal agency interest
Good-faith efforts
Keeping up with posting changes
Determining which postings apply
Mandatory vs. minor changes


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FMLA Certifications Whitepaper
FMLA Certifications: The Bane and Benefit of Administration
The certification is often at the heart of FMLA administration, since it holds the information often needed to determine whether an absence is for an FMLA-qualifying reason. Obtaining completed certifications, particularly on time, however, can be challenging. This free whitepaper outlines the dos and don’ts regarding certifications.

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Form I-9 Whitepaper
The Form I-9: 6 Costly Mistakes Most Employers Make
Employers must complete a Form I-9 for all newly hired employees, but the form itself is deceptively simple. Unfortuantely, even employers that think they have an understanding of the I-9 and it's requirements regularly make fineable mistakes on the form. Some mistakes are more common than others, and most can be easily avoided. This free whitepaper outlines sixe of the areas in which employers are most likely to go wrong in the Form I-9 process.

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Sexual Harassment Training Whitepaper
Sexual Harassment: 3 Tips for Effective Training
Sexual harassment claims are on the rise, and traditional training doesn't work. This free whitepaper discusses the latest research on what works, what doesn't, and what employers can do to stop harassment. Bonus section addresses states requirements for training.

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Top 5 Common FMLA Missteps Whitepaper
Top 5 Common FMLA Missteps
The FMLA is fraught with potential traps, from not recognizing when an employee puts you on notice of the need for leave, to returning an employee to work. This free whitepaper discusses the top five missteps employers take, and addresses how to avoid them.

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Avoid Discrimination Claims Whitepaper
Top 5 Ways to Avoid Discrimination Claims
With 76,418 charges of discrimination filed with the EEOC in 2018 (each with the potential to cost companies thousands of dollars), organizations have considerable motivation to limit their exposure to such claims. This free whitepaper explains why preventing discrimination isn't always a simple task. It also provides employers five specific strategies to help limit the risk of a claim.

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