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How to Conduct a Job Interview

As you prepare to conduct a job interview, the most important tasks are preparing questions and evaluating candidate answers. However, there are other key items you can attend to that will ensure a successful job interview. Learn the action steps you need to know by watching the video below.

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Managing the Excuse-Makers

Some employees always seem to have an excuse for failing to meet expectations. Luckily, there are strategies managers can use to turn repeat excuse makers into productive team members. Learn about these strategies in the video below.


Helping Employees Embrace Workplace Change

workplace changeWorkplace changes are common across all organizations. Although some employees may embrace various changes to company systems or procedures, most individuals find workplace changes to be confusing, stressful and overwhelming. In fact, a recent study found that 71% of employees who experienced a large company change within the last year were less satisfied with their job than those who experienced little to no change.


Employers Must Begin Using New Form I-9 by May 1

New Form I-9The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently published a new Form I-9: Employment Eligibility Verification. The previous version of this form expired Aug. 31, 2019, but USCIS advised employers to continue using the expired form until a new form was made available.


DOL Increases Civil Penalty Amounts for 2020

DOL Increases Civil PenaltyThe Department of Labor (DOL) recently released its 2020 inflation-adjusted civil monetary penalties that may be assessed on employers for violations of a wide range of federal laws, including:

  • The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA);
  • The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA);
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA); and
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).

5 Must-Do’s for Employee Orientation

Employee orientation is an important piece of HR and employee management. A formal orientation is essential to setting a new hire up for success and helping your company maintain the corporate image and values you portrayed during the interview process. Employee orientation can also be designed for current staffers who are being promoted to a new position within the company and need a similar type of program. Learn the must-do’s for employee orientation in the video below.


New Form W-4 for 2020

New Form W-4 for 2020The IRS released a new Form W-4 for 2020, also known as the “Employee’s Withholding Certificate.”

Employers use IRS Form W-4 to determine each employee’s federal tax withholdings. The new form is intended to harmonize tax withholding declarations with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which affected individuals for the first time during the last tax filing season.


Cadillac Tax and Other Key ACA Taxes Repealed

ACA Taxes RepealedThe federal spending bill signed into law at the end of 2019 repealed three taxes and fees under the Affordable Care Act (ACA):

  • The Cadillac tax
  • The medical devices excise tax
  • The health insurance providers fee

DOL Updates Regular Rate of Pay Rules

Pay RulesThe U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), announced new final rules that clarifies how to calculate an employee’s regular wage rate under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The final rule became effective on Jan. 15, 2020.

Calculating the regular rate is an essential first step when determining an employee’s overtime compensation.


Compliance Corner for January 2020

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