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New Washington State Paid Sick and Safe Leave (PSSL) – effective January 1, 2018

By The HR Experts | January 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Effective January 1, 2018, in accordance with WAC 296-128-620, all Washington state businesses will be required to provide paid sick and safe leave time to all eligible employees. Labor and Industries very recently released the guidelines for how this leave should be tracked and communicated to your employees. Non-exempt/hourly employees will be eligible to accrue […]

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Terminating employees who voice their beliefs

By The HR Experts | November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you learned that one of your employees was in a hate group or participated in hate group activities outside of the workplace, would you have grounds to terminate their employment? It’s a very sticky scenario and should be dealt with on a case-by-case basis and only after seeking both HR and legal advice. There […]

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I-9 Scam Emails

By The HR Experts | November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

A new scam is hitting email Inboxes nationwide, which the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is warning employers to be aware of and not respond to the request. The scam emails are being sent to employers requesting employee Form I-9 information. The emails appear to come from USCIS, but they are from a fake address: […]

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USCIS Issues new I-9 Forms Effective September 18th

By The HR Experts | September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services have issued a new I-9 Form that employers will be required to use effective September 18, 2017. The new form is used by HR and anyone in the position of hiring new employees, to verify employment eligibility. The current rules on storage and retention of I-9 Forms have not changed. […]

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OSHA Recordkeeping and Compliance

By The HR Experts | April 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you have 10 or more employees and are not in an exempt industry, you are responsible for logging any work-related injuries or accidents when they occur during the year, as well as summarizing the incidents annually. If your employees had any injuries that fall under the OSHA guidelines, you may need to record and […]

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Wellness Program Employer Obligations

By The HR Experts | March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Employers these days may have found that just offering basic medical, dental and vision benefits aren’t enough to attract and keep talent. Many look to offer additional incentives for employee wellness and health. Value adds such as wellness programs, fitness, onsite check-ups, biometric screening, employee assistance programs  are just a few of these optional programs. Establishing these additional […]

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Absences due to Protests

By The HR Experts | March 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Wednesday March 8th was International Women’s Day, a day officially recognized every year to commemorate women’s rights globally. This year, an additional tag was added to this occasion called A Day without Women, an organized strike day encouraging women across the globe to strike in solidarity and recognition over “the enormous value that women of all […]

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Office Romance – The Heart of the Matter

By The HR Experts | February 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Valentines Day may have come and gone, leaving only the visible reminder of empty chocolate boxes and discarded floral arrangements in the office trash can, but that doesn’t mean love isn’t lingering in the hallways. Did you know that a Society of Human Resource Management study in 2013 indicated that at least a quarter of employees have […]

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New Form I-9 Available for Immediate Use

By The HR Experts | December 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

As 2016 comes to a close and you prepare to ring in the New Year, it’s likely that you are in the planning process for 2017. With a new year comes plenty of change and updates, including your employee eligibility verification process. Effective January 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services (USCIS) has implemented the newly improved Form I-9 to be used for […]

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New Laws on Overtime in the U.S.

By The HR Experts | November 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

***New Update from the DOL*** As of November 22nd, a court’s decision in Texas has blocked the DOL’s Overtime Rule. As of now, this new rule will NOT take effect in December. More information to come soon. In less than thirty days, all employers will need to manage their labor force under the new Department […]

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