Participate in EVERY webinar we produce in the coming year at a fraction of the per-event price. You'll tighten up your HR compliance … gain valuable employee coaching and management skills … sharpen your leadership abilities … and more — all for less than it would cost you to register for ONE live conference, or to send just ONE PERSON to an out-of-state training session. It's the most cost-effective way to train your whole team.
Payroll is changing…at record speed. Payroll relief—three tax credits and a deferral of payroll deposits—is the major component of the two laws Congress enacted to combat the coronavirus pandemic. You need to become an expert in payroll, because unlocking these credits can make a huge difference in company’s survival. Join your peers on June 3 at the Payroll Compliance Workshop, a special live webcast. This session will cover topics like expense reimbursement…travel pay…the new payroll credits and regulations…preventing IRS/DOL audits…and more. And with our unique workshop format, you can get solutions to your specific payroll problems from a true expert, attorney Alice Gilman, editor of Payroll Legal Alert and the Payroll Compliance Handbook.
The current global pandemic has created a profound impact on the mental health of millions, including some of your best employees. The National Institute of Mental Health is already warning of a coming crisis of depression, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide. Already, we are seeing alarming rates of relapse for those who have until now successfully beat back addictions. Plus, finding mental health resources is about to get more difficult as clinics and counseling practices closed as nonessential may not survive to open again.
These days, the rules on accommodations, benefits, pay, leave and return are complex (and rapidly changing) for all employees … but especially so for workers who are parents or are pregnant. Every HR professional needs to get up to speed on the new laws, court rulings and best practices for accommodating expectant mothers and parents with school-aged kids. Compliance mistakes are expensive. One company paid a $185 million jury verdict for getting their maternity-leave policy wrong.
Do you find yourself running in circles around an executive who thinks outside the box, flows with the river and catches a curve? Does he ricochet around, fly by the seat of his pants or shoot from the hip? Does she make it happen by floating a raft of measures in spite of a show stopper? It's always been difficult to get work done while figuring out leaders. And with so many of us working remotely, it's gotten even harder. What are the best practices that executives want and need done? How can you ensure their day runs smoothly? How can you "wow" your executives? Administrative training legend Joan Burge will show you the tricks she's uncovered in her four decades as an administrative professional AND an executive.
Your first wave of COVID-19 concern was your staff's health and safety. The second wave was compliance. And the next wave – a tidal wave – is litigation. Employers and HR beware: With every new legal obligation – new leave laws, safety requirements, wage rules – comes the consequence of noncompliance and legal action. And employees aren't being shy about filing legal claims, especially when so many are unemployed and have little to lose (and a lot to gain) by pursuing litigation. Discover the most likely areas of litigation resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and the concrete, practical steps your organization should take NOW to prevent liability.
One of the most unfortunate results of the coronavirus pandemic is the economic fallout that’s leading businesses to furlough or downsize. Terminations of any kind are the most stressful and legally dangerous moment for any HR professional or manager. Just one mistake during the process – a discipline error, documentation slip-up or the wrong words at the termination meeting – can spark years of litigation. Plus, you have to deal with the emotional fallout … risk of violence … and co-worker response. Do you and your management team know all the right moves?
Whether your employee handbook is homegrown or crafted by experts, it’s critical you update it on a regular basis. Especially now, as business policies have to rapidly change to adapt to operating during a pandemic and in its aftermath. Plus topics like social media, grooming, harassment and paid leave continue to make headlines, typically at the employer’s expense. Make quick work of reviewing and updating your handbook with our interactive workshop, Keeping Up with Your Handbook. In this 75-minute online training session, you’ll learn the crucial changes to make now, what lies ahead and the top handbook mistakes to avoid.
Let's say employees who were out on FMLA leave, emergency leave, workers' comp or furlough during the current crisis are finally ready to return to work. What now? Join your peers to learn how to legally handle the most dangerous issues presented when employees return after leave. This in-depth webinar will examine the intersection of all related laws – FMLA, ADA, workers' comp, state leave laws, etc. – and how to make air-tight legal decisions in complex situations.
Understanding the complex details of employment law is key to properly applying it to your company policies and practices. As legislation continues to be passed on both the federal and state level, make sure you’re in compliance with The New HR Rules. This comprehensive, online training session is your all-in-one-update on key legislative and regulatory changes that can impact your organization - and what you need to do to get in compliance. Just one hour long, and accessible within a few clicks, this might just be the easiest way to update yourself, your team or your whole company.
States are lifting shutdown orders and employees are slowly returning to their workplaces. But you can't just swing the doors open. Every process in your organization needs to be rethought, because each step carries huge potential safety and legal risks. This new webinar will give you expert advice for legal compliance when implementing your return-to-work plans – and make recommendations for how to keep employees safe in the process. You can't afford to make mistakes.
These days, more than 70% of company records are stored electronically. Those e-records can be your best legal friend … or your worst enemy. You MUST be 100% confident that your organization is retaining email, text messages, personnel info and other electronic HR and business records in full compliance with the law. Employers need to decipher a complex maze of federal and state rules for preserving … protecting … producing … and destroying their e-records. One mistake can result in painful audits and seven-figure fines. Could your organization survive a million-dollar penalty for electronic record mismanagement?
If you keep all your personnel records, you could be liable for not complying with the Federal Trade Commission’s “disposal rule,” which requires you to dispose of paper and electronic records in a reasonable way. If you keep nothing, you’re virtually guaranteeing that you’ll lose every legal battle. Get the rules for developing a lawsuit-proof records-retention policy for disciplinary documentation, performance evaluations, workplace investigations and medical data. You’ll reduce the clutter, streamline record retrieval and protect yourself in court.
The coronavirus pandemic of 2020 has completely up-ended business as usual. As an HR professional, there’s a lot on your plate. Sending workers home … providing leave … keeping everyone safe … understanding the new legislation and policies. All while trying to maintain normal business operations. We know you’ve got about A LOT to think about and work through. That’s why we’ve put together a comprehensive guide for you. The Employer Response to Coronavirus: A Practical and Legal Approach to Employee Leave, Productivity, Safety and More covers all the pandemic-specific topics you need, all in one place. Compiled by our attorneys and HR experts, The Employer Response to Coronavirus is your go-to for all things related to your workforce and the pandemic.
The biggest challenge for managers? Managing your own workload. At last, there’s one resource that helps you do everything better. The Manager’s Handbook: 104 Solutions to Your Everyday Workplace Problems will help you manage better from day one. No lofty theories or buzzwords – just practical advice that helps you get the job done while staying out of legal trouble. Manage better – and become and even more valuable member of your management team.
Clear, common-sense employment law advice that cuts directly to the bottom line. An attorney may say what the law is – but the monthly issues of HR Specialist: Employment Law and its related weekly e-letters explain what managers and HR professionals should do that is both safe and practical in the real world of business.
No matter who’s giving them, performance reviews are just … difficult. It would be so great to get this headache under control … ease your management burden … free yourself to concentrate on things that really matter. Now you can, with Performance Reviews: A Complete How-to Guide. This resource is packed with the essentials you need to get your HR staff on track.
As an administrative professional, you’re constantly pressed for time. And while you can’t add more hours to the day, there is a simple way to better manage your time: by advancing your skills on the programs you already use every day. Armed with 59 Technology Tips for the Administrative Professional, you’ll do more than harness the latest office technology to your advantage. You’ll enhance your value to the organization – and dramatically increase your marketability!
Many organizations aren't 100% sure about which employees are considered exempt from being paid overtime and which are nonexempt. The FLSA Compliance Guide has saved many confused and frustrated managers from expensive, unnecessary lawsuits involving not just overtime pay, but pay for travel time … inclement weather closings … even smoking breaks and jury duty, plus the gray areas of timekeeping and paying independent contractors.
In addition to providing plain-English HR advice that tells readers what they can do, not just what they can’t do, monthly issues of The HR Specialist and its related weekly e-letters show HR professionals how to raise the profile of the HR function from the back office to the boardroom. Readers will find personal success by developing innovative solutions to general management problems.
Protect your company with the comprehensive and easy-to-understand instructions in The Employer’s Practical Legal Guide. Prepared by top employment attorneys — then translated into plain language for business people — this must-have manual has everything you need to know to stop trouble before it starts … and limit the damage from innocent mistakes. More than 80 checklists and self-audit questionnaires help you target your company’s weak spots and correct them quickly.
You may know how to survive in today’s fast-paced admin world, but do you know how to thrive? You’re not the only admin to face the challenges you come across every day. Now you can learn how to tackle them from the people who have been where you are — other admins. You’ll learn how to master technology (before it masters you), work well with everyone and even advance your career. The Admin Pro Handbook is your own personal job coach!
Is your employee handbook an open invitation to sue you? With Bullet-Proof Your Employee Handbook you’ll fix the 10 disastrous mistakes found in almost every employee handbook and protect your organization against today’s newest trends in litigation. You’ll avoid the “cookie-cutter” trap and the policy-procedure blur, and secure enough wiggle room so you don’t get pinned down in court. Stop wondering about how you might be vulnerable — order Bullet-Proof Your Employee Handbook today.
People join companies, but they leave managers. Discover the tips, tricks and techniques you can use to motivate employees … banish negativity … recruit (and retain) top performers … and excel at managing people at work. Get management advice when you want it, the way you want it, with Managing People at Work.
Difficult People at Work: How to deal with credit grabbers, tyrants, space cadets, saboteurs … and 20 other challenging personality types
Discover how to identify and manage the 24 most challenging personality types! Working with underhanded, self-centered and troublesome people can be infuriating. Difficult People at Work gives you proven, practical strategies you can use immediately to restore the balance of power, improve your own working environment and put problem people in their place.
In today's highly regulated, litigious society, a single misstep can trigger lawsuits that blow away your company's morale, productivity and profitability. That's why you need clear and consistent policies on your organization's rules, standards and benefits. The Book of Company Policies offers expert guidance on what policies you need and how to write them ... communicate them ... and put them to work. You'll steer clear of potential legal landmines — helping your supervisors and managers save time and avoid daily hassles.
The administrative professional’s guide to accelerated career development. Administrative Professional Today offers practical advice on office efficiency, politics, communication, time management, supervisory problems and technology. The monthly issues and weekly electronic forum give special attention to the changing duties of administrative professionals in today’s business environment.
By converting proven theories into practical advice, Leadership Briefings helps aspiring leaders learn how to make sound decisions that will raise productivity and fatten the bottom line; negotiate with vendors, competitors, employees and clients; innovate and inspire creativity in their teams; and delegate authority so that they can manage their time and achieve more at a higher level.
Smart small business owners save thousands of dollars per year on their personal and business taxes by taking advantage of the legal loopholes that the government creates for their unique tax situation. Small Business Tax Strategies cuts through tedious tax code to reveal the bonanza of completely legal opportunities to grow personal wealth and secure an enjoyable retirement.
Compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is indeed costly and confusing. Take control with the quick and easy advice in this practical resource, updated with the 10 key changes you need to know in the FMLA’s revised regulations. You’ll learn what steps to take in hundreds of real-world situations, plus discover the 8 issues you must cover — in writing — with an employee requesting FMLA leave, whether you can legally fire someone who is on FMLA leave and an amazingly simple strategy that prevents employees from taking 24 weeks of back-to-back leave. The FMLA Compliance Guide is guaranteed to give you concrete answers to your most perplexing FMLA questions.
Do your managers have the HR know-how they need? Too often, employees are given managerial jobs based on their performance in non-managerial positions — not on their supervisory skills. Help them figure out the HR aspect of their job by downloading, customizing and distributing HR Memos to Managers. Your “good-faith” effort to train your managers on sexual harassment, retaliation, FMLA compliance and 80+ other tricky topics will go a long way with the courts. Protect your organization now and in the future with HR Memos to Managers.
A study by Leadership IQ found that 46% of new hires are either fired or disciplined within their first 18 months. And in a staggering 89% of those cases, the reason for the action isn’t incompetence, but attitude. You can teach technical skills, but you can’t teach attitude. Hiring for Attitude helps you make great hires every time.
Tough Talks: Scripts & Strategies for Difficult Employee Discussions Managers and HR professionals are routinely forced to discuss those uncomfortable topics with employees. But most never learned how. Now you can, with Tough Talks: Scripts & Strategies for Difficult Employee Discussions. This insightful training offers realistic sample dialogues to help you sidestep potential awkwardness and conduct clear, direct discussions with employees. You’ll not only learn exactly what to say, but how to say it.
A one-stop ready reference with all the answers on pay, overtime, compliance and related matters. Compliance and audit advice and counsel. Vetted by lawyers with years of experience in employment law, payroll and tax compliance. Tables, charts, checklists galore. Overtime, Compliance, and Other Tricky Pay Issues truly is career insurance for folks like you.
How do you react when faced with poor-performing or disruptive employees? Don’t just stick your head in the sand and hope the situation improves. Learn practical, real-life tools to handle even the toughest problem employees from Problem Employees: Coach ’Em, Discipline ’Em, and Turn ’Em Around.
When it comes to independent contractors, what you don’t know can hurt. Get step-by-step instructions on how to comply with IRS requirements without compromising your ability to make cost-effective hiring decisions. You’ll learn about the IRS’ 10-question test to determine classification, see a sample contract and review guidelines for 22 states with even stricter rules. Hire — or don’t hire — without fear!
Individuality can lead to a unique workplace, but restrictions on an employee’s expression can lead to discrimination and retaliation lawsuits… lower morale… and unwanted government attention. Regulating Employee Conduct On & Off the Job will help you learn exactly what you CAN and CAN’T do to regulate employees’ conduct – and how to satisfy the often-conflicting demands of the law.
Avoid potential penalties, fines and lawsuits by keeping current on payroll legislation and by clarifying important issues such as in-plan Roth IRA rollovers, FLSA compliance trouble areas, FSA/HAS reimbursements and the Health Care Tax Credit. Also included in Payroll Legal Alert are useful calendars and worksheets designed especially for payroll specialists.
Disciplining employees requires a delicate balancing act. Push too hard and you alienate people. Tiptoe around the core issue and you confuse people. It’s never easy, and most managers never learned how. Now you can — with What to Say When You Discipline: 10 Phrases Every Manager Needs to Know. No interview is more difficult to tackle than a disciplinary one. When you know what to do and what to say, you can get all your employees back on track smoothly and efficiently. AND it’s easy once you know just 10 simple phrases.
With our new and updated Payroll Compliance Handbook, you’ll quickly and easily find answers to all of your nagging payroll questions. This handy reference is written in plain English – no legal gobbledygook here – so you can quickly understand what you need to do to stay in compliance, improve efficiencies and avoid costly payroll errors. Each chapter focuses on a specific aspect of payroll management and compliance… and every issue of payroll compliance you need to know is addressed.