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

    Does an SMB Really Need HR?
    Picture of Germeen Tanas Germeen Tanas | February 14, 2024

    According to SHRM, “Businesses require some kind of HR function as soon as they hire their first employee.”

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    What Should HR Know About Antitrust Laws?
    Picture of Germeen Tanas Germeen Tanas | February 9, 2024

    In 2011, the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Adobe, Apple, Intel, Google, and Pixar because they agreed not to solicit any of each...

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    What Is the Equal Pay Act?
    Picture of Germeen Tanas Germeen Tanas | February 8, 2024

    Before 1963, wage and employment decisions were frequently made on the basis of sex, marital status, and other factors that did not measure merit....

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    What’s the Difference Between W-2 and 1099 Workers?
    Picture of Germeen Tanas Germeen Tanas | February 2, 2024

    In 2022, Attorney General Racine filed a lawsuit against Arise Virtual Solutions and Comcast Cable Communications Management for failing to pay...

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    DOL Independent Contractor Rule Takes Effect
    Picture of Germeen Tanas Germeen Tanas | February 1, 2024

    The FLSA 2021 IC rule defined “employer” and “employee”, but failed to provide clear definitions of independent contractors and employer-employee...

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    How to Identify Phishing Emails
    Picture of Germeen Tanas Germeen Tanas | February 1, 2024

    In March of 2017, Google and Facebook confirmed they fell victim to a massive phishing scam.

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    What Is Target Compensation?
    Picture of Germeen Tanas Germeen Tanas | January 30, 2024

    Organizations usually take one of four major approaches when talking about pay.

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    How to Ensure Your Payroll Is FLSA Compliant
    Picture of Germeen Tanas Germeen Tanas | January 26, 2024

    In 2004, Walmart’s overnight employees began speaking out about being forced to stay at work even after they had clocked out. The New York Times...

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    The Top 5 Social Media Recruitment Techniques for 2024
    Picture of Germeen Tanas Germeen Tanas | January 26, 2024

    SHRM states that for HR, overlooking social media today would be like “ignoring e-mail 20 years ago.” Social media is an indispensable tool for HR...

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