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

    How to Create and Introduce a PIP
    Picture of Germeen Tanas Germeen Tanas | May 17, 2024

    Thomas J. Peters, best known for his book In Search of Excellence, once stated, “The day firing becomes easy is the day to fire yourself.” A...

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    What Are Business Ethics?
    Picture of Germeen Tanas Germeen Tanas | May 17, 2024

    According to the Ethics and Compliance Initiative’s (ECI) 2023 Global Business Ethics Survey (GBES), just over 1 in 10 employees globally say they...

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    IRS Announces HSA and HDHP Limits for 2025
    Picture of Germeen Tanas Germeen Tanas | May 10, 2024

    The IRS announced in May of 2024 the updated HSA contribution limits for 2025, which take effect in January 2025. The increase is not as significant...

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    Can You Fire an Employee for Protesting?
    Picture of Germeen Tanas Germeen Tanas | May 10, 2024

    49 out of 50 states in the U.S., all but Montana, follow at-will employment, so if you’re employed in the U.S. you’re probably an at-will employee. ...

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    2024 Summertime HR Reminders
    Picture of Germeen Tanas Germeen Tanas | May 7, 2024

    Summer officially starts on June 20th this year, but any HR pro knows that summer really starts in May when school’s out and working parents get a...

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    How to Select the Right EAP for Your SMB
    Picture of Germeen Tanas Germeen Tanas | May 6, 2024

    As an HR Party of One, you know that working doesn’t always feel like a party– especially when you're going through a difficult time outside of work....

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    What Should HR Consider When Hiring a Minor?
    Picture of Germeen Tanas Germeen Tanas | April 29, 2024

    Many employers enjoy giving young people access to good jobs and opportunities. However, there are some essential employment laws HR must keep in...

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    FTC Votes to Ban Most Noncompetes
    Picture of Germeen Tanas Germeen Tanas | April 24, 2024

    Do you use a noncompete agreement at your workplace? According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), around 30 million American workers are...

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    DOL Releases Updates on Overtime Salary Threshold
    Picture of Germeen Tanas Germeen Tanas | April 23, 2024

    The news we’ve all been patiently (or impatiently) waiting for is finally here! The DOL has announced that it will publish a final rule raising the...

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    EEOC Guidelines for AI in the Workplace
    Picture of Germeen Tanas Germeen Tanas | April 19, 2024

    In 2023, iTutorGroup, an online learning platform based out of China, used an Artificial Intelligence (AI) recruitment software that was programmed...

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