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Multicolored wheel divided into 7 equal sections Recruitment, Training and Development, Benifits and Compensation, Communicating, Employee Relations, Recordkeeping, and Health safety and security with Legal compliance written on the outer edge and company strategy in the center employee relations is emphasized

Handling Bullying Complaints in the Workplace

Question: We have received several complaints from employees and upon investigating they seem to be more bullying than harassment. There doesn’t seem to be any reference to protected status.  How do you I handle a bullying complaints? Answer: Even though bullying may not be legally actionable, it’s no less detrimental to the work environment and […]

Multicolored wheel divided into 7 equal sections Recruitment, Training and Development, Benifits and Compensation, Communicating, Employee Relations, Recordkeeping, and Health safety and security with Legal compliance written on the outer edge and company strategy in the center communication is emphasized

The Company Holiday Party and Alcohol

Question: We’re in the process of planning our company holiday party. We’ve got differing opinions on whether we should host a party and if alcohol should be served.  As we plan our party, what should we consider? Answer: The holidays tend to be a busy and high stress time for many people both personally and […]

Multicolored wheel divided into 7 equal sections Recruitment, Training and Development, Benifits and Compensation, Communicating, Employee Relations, Recordkeeping, and Health safety and security with Legal compliance written on the outer edge and company strategy in the center benefits and compensation is emphasized

Association Health Plans

Question: As a small employer, I was shocked to receive a 75% increase for my health insurance plan cost this year. I need a better solution for my employees!  A broker friend of mine suggested considering Association Health Plans. What does that mean and what are they? Answer: In June 2018, the Department of Labor officially […]

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