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    Best Practices for Hosting a Company Event in 2021
    By Lauren Brown on May 26, 2021 | 4 min read time

    With increasing availability of vaccinations and new guidance from the CDC, some workforces are returning to the office and company events are...

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    Why Employers Shouldn’t Ask Employees if they Got a COVID-19 Vaccine
    By Drew Gieseke on May 26, 2021 | 5 min read time

    Coronavirus compliance is complex. As more and more employers contemplate returning to the office, HR teams might struggle with a particularly...

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    Paid Time Off Employer FAQs: What to Know About PTO Policies
    By Drew Gieseke on May 26, 2021 | 8 min read time

    A strong paid time off (PTO) policy helps retain current talent and attract prospective candidates. Not to mention that employers also provide...

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    Key Takeaways from Weekdays with Bernie 2021
    By Lauren Brown on May 26, 2021 | 7 min read time

    Each year, HRIS platform and company BerniePortal convenes hundreds of HR industry leaders and innovative thinkers for best-in-class learning...

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    4 Reasons Employers Should Encourage PTO this Summer
    By Lauren Brown on May 25, 2021 | 4 min read time

    With the summer months quickly approaching, employers should encourage their teams to use their paid time off (PTO). Telling employees to take...

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    Employee Offboarding Best Practices for Small Employers
    By Drew Gieseke on May 25, 2021 | 6 min read time

    Offboarding departing employees is a stressful endeavor. From compliance forms and work handoffs to everything else that needs to be handled, the...

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    IRS Issues Involuntary Termination Clarifications for COBRA Subsidy
    By Drew Gieseke on May 24, 2021 | 8 min read time

    One of the many lifelines for workers in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) is a new COBRA subsidy that completely covers the cost of...

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    Five Ways HR Can Improve Hiring Practices to Recruit Great Employees
    By Drew Gieseke on May 20, 2021 | 5 min read time

    Organizations can communicate their values, mission, and company culture to new hire candidates through slick web design and well-crafted “About...

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    Upcoming Long Weekend: Is Time Off for Memorial Day Legally Required?
    By Lauren Brown on May 19, 2021 | 3 min read time

    With Memorial Day almost here, make sure your workforce is prepared for the upcoming long weekend. Does your organization offer time off for...

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    What is the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act?
    By Lauren Brown on May 19, 2021 | 3 min read time

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act on May 14, 2021. If signed into law, the proposed legislation would...

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