The HR Specialist

Issue: Many HR departments can’t afford e-training and education programs.
Benefit: Using basic, inexpensive do-it-yourself training tools, you can cut costs and earn praise for your big-picture thinking.
Action: …

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One trend that’s increasing among organizations chosen last month for Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work for” list is the in-creased accessibility to company leaders. Examples: Genentech’s Web site lets employees …

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Issue: The legal and financial hazards of an improperly programmed time clock.
Risk: Thousands in back pay and government penalties, in addition to unwanted publicity.
Action: Audit your timekeeping …

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Issue: Paying higher-than-average administrative costs for your organization’s 401(k) plan.
Risk: Smaller companies unwittingly shell out bigger fees.
Action: Don’t take 401(k) fees at face value; shop around and …

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The U.S. Labor Department unveiled new limits on the type of responsibilities you can give teen employees in certain industries. The key changes, which take effect Feb. 14: new limits on …

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More independent Web sites now evaluate prices of generic and brand name drugs, as well as prices at online and brick-and-mortar pharmacies. Check the drug costs of your organization’s health plan, …

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When completing I-9s this year, expect to receive a different-looking “green card” from some new hires. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently altered the design of the Permanent Resident …

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Issue: Whether employees are considered “disabled” if their ailments can be kept in check by corrective treatments.
Risk: Many employers wrongly assume that corrective treatments wipe out an employee’s ADA …

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Issue: Are you sabotaging your own career by making the following easily avoidable mistakes?
Risk: Too much “tunnel vision” (focusing on your own department, your own goals, etc.) makes you …

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Issue: How to handle employees’ vacation leave left over at year-end or when they leave your employ.
Benefit: A clearly written policy can protect you from disputes and unnecessary compensation. …

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