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    Department of Labor Withdraws Independent Contractor vs. Employee Rule
    By Drew Gieseke on May 7, 2021 | 4 min read time

    During the final days of the Trump administration, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a ruling that was designed to implement an “economic...

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    5 Books That Every HR Professional Should Read
    By Lauren Brown on May 6, 2021 | 3 min read time

    Staying on top of your HR skills and knowledge isn’t always easy when there’s a lot on your to-do list. However, taking the time to read books...

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    How the American Families Plan Could Change Paid Leave Requirements
    By Drew Gieseke on May 6, 2021 | 5 min read time

    The Biden administration recently announced a new proposal that could reshape paid leave requirements for American employers. Dubbed the American...

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    What is the Paycheck Fairness Act?
    By Lauren Brown on May 5, 2021 | 4 min read time

    The Paycheck Fairness Act, which includes legislation that hopes to eliminate pay discrimination on the basis of gender, was passed in the House...

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    Do Employees Get Paid for Onboarding?
    By Lauren Brown on May 4, 2021 | 3 min read time

    When done right, onboarding is one of the most important and impactful first steps in an employee’s new position. While onboarding processes may...

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    Defined: Paid Parental Leave and How to Announce Changes to a Policy
    By Drew Gieseke on May 2, 2021 | 6 min read time

    As the benefits season rolls around, it’s always best practice to evaluate your organization’s current offerings to see what works, what doesn’t,...

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    Tutorial: What Should Be Included in an Onboarding Checklist?
    By Drew Gieseke on April 30, 2021 | 4 min read time

    Crafting and following a comprehensive onboarding checklist ensures a consistent, streamlined process for each new hire. It also allows HR pros to...

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    HR Guide: Using Preferred Pronouns for a Gender-Inclusive Workplace
    By Drew Gieseke on April 30, 2021 | 5 min read time

    A recent Gallup study reported that 5.6% of Americans identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT), a more than 1% increase from data...

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    How Your Office Can Be More Environmentally-Friendly
    By Lauren Brown on April 30, 2021 | 2 min read time

    With the return to offices on the horizon, workforces have the opportunity to make their operations more efficient and environmentally friendly....

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    5 Ideas to Celebrate Employee Work Anniversaries
    By Lauren Brown on April 29, 2021 | 2 min read time

    It’s no secret that employees have had to adjust and adapt more than ever in the past year. For employers, the soft skills it takes to balance...

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