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How Can We Support a Grieving Employee?

HR Question: One of our team members has sadly lost a loved one recently. We want to show our love and support, but don’t want to overstep or upset this individual in this tough time. How can we support a grieving employee? HR Answer: Everyone experiences grief at some point in their life, and yet […]

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An Employer’s Resource Guide to Coronavirus

As reports of coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) begin to inundate news and social media feeds, employers around the globe are struggling to keep up with the recommendations and updates health-related organizations are providing. In response, we’ve created an Employer’s Resource Guide to Coronavirus. Below are vetted and reliable resources to help employers prepare their […]

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Do We Have to Provide Employees Time Off to Vote?

HR Question: We received a request from an employee for time off to vote. My state doesn’t require voting leave, but this employee works in a different state, and we have employees located across the country. What do I need to do here? HR Answer: If an employee of yours works in a state with […]

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How Can I Attract and Retain Employees Despite COVID-19?

HR Question: While some have traded their typical highway commute for a quick walk down their home hallways, others have returned to on-site facilities on a full-blown scale. Yet, fear of the coronavirus is abundant, and rightfully so. In this new reality, employers are trying to attract new talent, while retaining those who are already […]

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How to Adjust Your HR Practices as the Pandemic Continues

HR Question: As many roles in our business community ebb and flow with the changes of 2020, the role and function of human resources has undergone massive change. How can I continue to adjust my HR practices as the pandemic continues? HR Answer: As organizations adjust to the changes 2020 has brought us, human resource […]

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Can I Store My I-9 Forms Electronically?

HR Question: I have heard of other employers storing all of their I-9’s electronically, rather than in paper form. Is that acceptable? Is there anything I need to know before moving to store my I-9 Forms electronically? HR Answer: Yes, many employers are moving to the electronic completion and storage of their employees’ I-9 Forms. […]

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Back-to-School: Frequently Asked Questions about Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Special thanks to the HR Pros at the HR Support Center for sharing their expertise in this Special Edition Q&A!   Q: If children and their parents can choose between in-person schooling or online schooling, can we deny leave to employees who choose online schooling? A: We don’t know yet. EFMLA can be used when […]


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