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Emerging HR trends, compliance updates, recruitment and retention—everything you need to keep your organization running smoothly.

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    Drew Gieseke

    Drew Gieseke is an aPHR®-certified marketing professional who writes about HR, compliance, and healthcare solutions.
    Tips & Best Practices for Tracking Employee Engagement Remotely
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | July 3, 2021

    Original Version was Published on May 26, 2020. For employers, remote work implementation presents a number of challenges for large and small...

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    How to Write a COVID-19 Return to Work Letter Best Practices
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | July 1, 2021

    COVID-19 vaccines have arrived. As more and more municipalities welcome workers back to their respective offices—particularly with more recent ...

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    Overtime Threshold: DOL May Make Changes to Wage Level Soon
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | June 25, 2021

    In recent comments to the House Education and Labor Committee, Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh said that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is...

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    How Do You Sign Up a New Baby for Health Insurance?
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | June 23, 2021

    HR professionals at organizations that employ new parents may find themselves fielding near-countless questions related to benefits and health...

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    How Apple’s Healthcare Ambitions Could Impact Employer Insurance
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | June 23, 2021

    A recent Wall Street Journal story reported that while multinational technology company Apple has grand ambitions to disrupt the healthcare industry,...

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    FY 2022 Federal Budget, Tax Plan Issued by Biden Admin
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | June 21, 2021

    In late May 2021, the Biden administration released the federal budget for the Fiscal Year 2022 as well as the White House’s proposed tax plans for...

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    Juneteenth Established as Federal Holiday with Bill Signed by Biden
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | June 17, 2021

    On Thursday, June 17, President Biden signed a bill establishing June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day. The new federal holiday, which...

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    IRS Releases New Tool for Non-Filers to Claim Advance CTC Payments
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | June 16, 2021

    In spring 2021, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), which introduced a flurry of changes to U.S. laws and regulations....

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    7 HR Experts Reveal How Recruiting Could Look Different by 2022
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | June 15, 2021

    Between returning to the office, hybrid work opportunities, out-of-state employees, and more, it’s clear that industries around the country are in...

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    What is a Blended Workforce and How Can it Help Small Businesses?
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | June 9, 2021

    Every business is different. Some organizations need full-time employees in every department while others only require certain skills on a...

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