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    Gretchen Smitson

    Gretchen is member of the BerniePortal marketing team and focuses on product marketing. She writes about BerniePortal, Human Resources, HR technology and more.
    Do employers have to e-verify?
    By Gretchen Smitson on May 23, 2019 | 2 min read time

    Complying with I-9 and e-verify requirements  Form I-9 is a document that must be completed by every employee in the United States that is used to...

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    Workplace wellness tips for small to mid-sized businesses
    By Gretchen Smitson on May 13, 2019 | 2 min read time

    If corporate wellness programs are too big of an investment, consider these ideas Nearly 70% of employers see increased productivity and employee...

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    Form 5500 Series filing requirements 2019
    By Gretchen Smitson on May 10, 2019 | 2 min read time

    ERISA & IRC reporting requirements Plan administrators operating group benefits plans must file Form 5500 Series returns by July 31st, 2019 in...

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    Do employers have to do a background check?
    By Gretchen Smitson on April 18, 2019 | 3 min read time

    Pre-employment background checks In 2018, HR.com and The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) released a report...

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    What are the sexual harassment training requirements for employers?
    By Gretchen Smitson on April 11, 2019 | 3 min read time

    Harassment and discrimination training  The #MeToo movement, alongside numerous sexual harassment lawsuits filed by the EEOC, have increased...

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    How to write a compelling job posting
    By Gretchen Smitson on April 5, 2019 | 3 min read time

        Writing job description best practices A job posting is more than just a description of an open position—it’s an advertisement. Yes, job...

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    Supporting software 101
    By Gretchen Smitson on April 1, 2019 | 3 min read time

      You’ve added BerniePortal HRIS to your value proposition and now it’s time to roll it out to your clients. How do you implement BerniePortal and...

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    3 Ways to Attract Quality Job Candidates
    By Gretchen Smitson on March 21, 2019 | 3 min read time

    Find quality candidates Since the recession, power in the recruitment market has shifted from employer-driven to candidate-driven. This means that...

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    Maternity and paternity leave in the US: What you need to know
    By Gretchen Smitson on December 13, 2018 | 6 min read time

    Parental leave vs medical leave When understanding parental leave laws, it is important to understand the difference between parental leave and...

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    Wage and hour changes under the Trump administration
    By Gretchen Smitson on November 15, 2018 | 2 min read time

    Regulatory agendas promise change Ever since the Trump administration released its first regulatory agenda in 2016, there have been promises in...

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