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Families First Coronavirus Response Act Whitepaper

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed on March 18, 2020. It created additional employee leave entitlements for employees who work for private employers with fewer than 500 employees and for public employers. The FFCRA is designed to help employees and employers respond to this need for additional leave.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.