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Classify Part-Time, Full-Time Employment to Determine Benefits

Many employers offer benefits to their full-time employees that they don’t offer their part-time employees. But when employees work part-time some weeks and full-time other weeks, determining their status for benefits purposes can be tricky. Fortunately, we have some helpful advice. Define Your Terms Determining whether a variable-hour employee qualifies for benefits depends on how […]

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9th Circuit Offers New Guidance for Employers on Music in the Workplace

In today’s workplace, many employers allow employees to play music. While this is generally a cost-effective way to improve culture, morale, and productivity; it also creates potential exposure for hostile work environment and sexual harassment claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This is particularly true given a recent decision from

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Four Things Employees Think They’re Entitled To…But Aren’t

Employees often believe that they are legally entitled to certain benefits or rights at work, but in reality, no such laws exist. Consider these common examples: Cell Phones Have you noticed employees are suddenly spending a great deal of work time sending text messages or accessing social media websites on their cell phones? Employers may prohibit

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What Your Business Should Know About Safety This Holiday Season

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”– Benjamin Franklin With the 2022 holiday season here, retailers are hiring hundreds of thousands of seasonal workers to meet the increased demand. This year, we may also see more in-person shopping. As businesses enter the busy season, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and

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HR’s Role in a Recession

The prospect of a recession has many businesses and their employees worried. During an extended economic decline, sales drop, jobs disappear, and productivity decreases. Companies have less revenue to invest, and their customers have less money to spend. With their lives shaken by financial instability, people are more motivated to play it safe and less

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