Your Recordkeeping Checklist for Spring Cleaning

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By Run ADP A number of federal, state, and local laws dictate which records employers must retain, for how long, and who should have access to those records. Here’s a checklist to help you review your company’s recordkeeping practices: Are personnel files complete for each employee? Review each personnel file to ensure that it includes… read more

Harassment Investigations: An Employer’s Guide

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By Run ADP When employers learn about allegations of sexual or other harassment, they have a duty to launch a prompt, impartial, and thorough investigation. Effective investigations can promote a safe, fair, and productive work environment and can help prevent harassment from reoccurring. Here are some guidelines for conducting a comprehensive investigation: Take all complaints… read more

DOL Unpaid Intern Test: What Employers Need to Know

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By Run ADP In January, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it will use a “primary beneficiary” test to determine whether interns should be considered employees who are entitled to the minimum wage, overtime, and other protections of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about… read more

Keys to Preventing Workplace Violence

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By Run ADP Each year, about 500 workers are killed as a result of work-related homicides and about 15,000 are subjected to work-related assaults, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Workplace violence can occur anywhere and at any time. That’s why it’s important to implement workplace violence prevention measures. Here are some guidelines: Adopt… read more

For New Managers, Boundaries Matter (A Lot)

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By Victor Lipman – Forbes I’ve long been interested in the interpersonal issues involved in successful management, especially as they affect new managers, which is one of the most challenging roles in business. In particular, the tension between friendship and authority can be a tricky balance to maintain. As a new manager you need to… read more

Eight Blunders Savvy Leaders Avoid

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By William Arruda – Forbes The most successful leaders make their team a priority. They eliminate any roadblocks to their employees’ success. Here are eight of the most egregious leadership don’ts. 1. Putting money before people If all you care about is the bottom line, you’re saying to your people, “Money is more important than… read more

10 Red Flags to Watch for in Job Candidates

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By Run-ADP Hiring the wrong candidate can be a costly and time-consuming mistake. To help you find the right person for the job, use job-related criteria to thoroughly evaluate each candidate and lookout for these red flags: #1: Errors on resume and/or application. Errors on a resume and/or application may reveal carelessness or a lack… read more