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HRP Resources: Sample Compensation Philosophy and Plan

Posted on 8/26/2015 by Becky Page

As a valued member of Human Resources Plus, you have 24/7 access to the HR resources available at our website, HRPlusInc.com! Each month we will be profiling a new resource here in our newsletter and on our blog.To sign up for HRP membership or for assistance accessing these resources, please contact us for more information.

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Are Your Independent Contractors Properly Classified?

Posted on 8/26/2015 by Becky Page

The Department of Labor (DOL) has recently reassessed their interpretation of the independent contractor classification with an emphasis on a new set of criteria, and in order to ensure continued compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), small businesses that have classified workers as independent contractors will now need to review and possibly reassess whether or not those classifications are still valid.

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HRP Resources: Employment Action Form

Posted on 7/16/2015 by Becky Page

As a valued member of Human Resources Plus, you have 24/7 access to the HR resources available at our website, HRPlusInc.com! Each month we will be profiling a new resource here in our newsletter and on our blog.To sign up for HRP membership or for assistance accessing these resources, please contact us for more information.

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The New Overtime Proposal: What You Need to Know

Posted on 7/16/2015 by Becky Page

On June 30th, President Obama announced that the Department of Labor had developed a proposal for extending overtime pay to millions of American workers. Exempt workers previously only qualified for overtime if they earned $455 a week/$23,660 annually or less. Under this new proposal, that threshold will be raised to $970 a week/$50,440 annually or less. The White House and the Secretary of Labor believe this will extend overtime pay to almost 5 million more workers in the United States.

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HRP Resources: Federal Employment Laws for Employers With 1-10 Employees

Posted on 6/5/2015 by Becky Page

As a valued member of Human Resources Plus, you have 24/7 access to the HR resources available at our website, HRPlusInc.com! Each month we will be profiling a new resource here in our newsletter and on our blog.To sign up for HRP membership or for assistance accessing these resources, please contact us for more information.

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Survey Suggests a Shift in Interviewing Practices

Posted on 6/5/2015 by Becky Page

As most small businesses already know, recruiting new employees can be an expensive, time-consuming process with no guarantee of success. It is especially frustrating to hire a new employee based on an excellent work history and skill set, only to find that the new employee does not fit or “mesh” well with the existing company culture, eventually leading to friction between the new employee, coworkers and management, potential disruptions in the workplace and the eventual dismissal or resignation of the new employee. Now, a recent series of surveys by the recruiting and staffing firm ExecuSearch of 200 clients in the Northeastern United States has revealed that employers are placing a stronger emphasis on discerning the personalities of applicants before extending an offer of employment.

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HRP Resources: Sample Workplace Wellness Program Outline

Posted on 4/7/2015 by Becky Page

As a valued member of Human Resources Plus, you have 24/7 access to the HR resources available here at our website! Each month we will be profiling a new resource here on our blog.

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Are You FLSA Compliant?

Posted on 4/6/2015 by Becky Page

This month, we are proud to feature a guest blog post from Kalen Fraser, CEO of the Labor Brain Inc. and former investigator for the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division. To learn more about the Labor Brain, visit http://laborbrain.com/ or email info@laborbrain.com.

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HRP Resources: Employee Reference Check Form for Non-Management Applicants

Posted on 3/11/2015 by Becky Page

As a valued member of Human Resources Plus, you have 24/7 access to the HR resources available here at our website! Each month we will be profiling a new resource here on our blog.

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HRP ALERT: Colorado Wage Protection Act of 2014 Now in Effect

Posted on 3/11/2015 by Becky Page

All employers operating in the state of Colorado must be familiar with the Wage Protection Act of 2014. This act, signed into law on May 29th, 2014, amends and greatly expands Colorado's existing Wage Payment Act, which covers paydays, deductions from pay and payments of wages on separation from employment for almost all private employees in the state, with no exemption for a minimum number of employees.

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