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Americans have always loved and honored their heroes. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, Paul Revere, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King and Neil Armstrong are just a few that we revere with tremendous gratitude… men of great courage and achievement …
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Veterans Day is known throughout the United States as a day of recognition for all prior service members of the U.S military, except for those who have an “other than honorable” discharge status. What some may not know, however, is the history of how this national holiday came to be, and what distinguishes it from Memorial Day and Armed Forces Day. …
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Working Americans and families love our holidays. For breadwinners, it is a welcome respite from work and a long three-day weekend, for kids, a day off from school, and for the family, a time to all be together and celebrate. Some holidays are more recognizable and celebrated …
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Shortly after being inaugurated, President Biden introduced the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 (Act), a 350-page immigration reform bill. On February 18, 2021, Democratic Senator Bob Menendez sponsored the bill in the Senate, while Democratic representative Linda Sanchez introduced an identical version …
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A huge part of growing up in the United States is getting your first job. Most of us, often in our teen years, get a job at the mall or a store to help us pay for school supplies, bills, and maybe a few things that we would like. There’s usually a distinction, however, between one’s pre-work childhood and your post-work adolescence …
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As most people are aware, the United States has labor laws regarding benefits, wages, paid time off, harassment, and more. What many people don’t know about this, however, is that the Department of Labor is the agency that regulates these federal laws and there are over 180 of them …
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It is not uncommon for employees to change jobs. When this happens, the question frequently arises regarding whether employees are legally obligated to provide two weeks’ notice before quitting their current job. The short answer is, “No.” …
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Bereavement leave is leave taken by an employee due to the death of another individual, usually a close relative. The time is usually taken by an employee to grieve the loss of a close family member, prepare for and attend a funeral, and/or attend to any other immediate post-death matters …
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Most people simply find a job where they live and don’t consider the labor employment laws in their states, but many states actually have vastly different rules and regulations when it comes to employment. Workers’ rights differ greatly from state to state, with some having pretty strict laws and …
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A career in construction has many benefits, including a great paying career and an exciting work environment where you’re not stuck behind a desk all day. A successful career is never built overnight. Here are six different tips to help start your construction and continue to build a successful career for years to come. …
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In any organization, the team’s success depends on the quality and performance of the individuals on that team. Nowhere is this reality more important than in the make-or-break world of real estate. Whether hiring agents, management, or administrative support staff, bringing on quality talent is absolutely critical …
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The following are some frequently asked questions about the FLSA in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. 1) What does my employer have to do for me if I am subject to a government-mandated quarantine? WHD promotes flexibility and accommodation in these circumstances. If possible, your employer should …
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Obesity is a global epidemic, impacting all countries, races, and genders. An estimated 650-million adults worldwide are obese based on body mass index (BMI >30 kg/m2), accounting for 13% of all adults. Since 1975, the rates of obesity have tripled, …
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In the traditional American workplace, the relationship between employer and employee can sometimes be tricky at best. This is because employers usually have a great deal of power. While employees are legally protected from employer misconduct, employment laws are complicated. …
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In 21st century America, political conversations and activities tend to cause disagreements that are sometimes heated – and often unpleasant. When these disputes happen in the workplace, it may not only make employees feel uncomfortable, but it may also make them feel unsafe. If left unaddressed, they may result in further disruption and damage morale. So the question for HR professionals is …
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In the United States, employers are legally required to provide certain employee benefits.The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) defines them as benefits that facilitate the provision of retirement income and medical care, lessen financial burdens following job loss or disability, and provide coverage in the event of workplace injuries and illnesses.”…
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The workplace search, inspection and investigation policy detailed here in has been implemented in an effort to provide a safe and healthy environment for *our employees. It confirms our right to take the following actions, with or without prior notice, when there is reasonable basis for doing so: search and inspect vehicles entering or leaving the premises; search and inspect any other items of a business or personal …
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Employee appearance contributes to [Company Name]’s culture and reputation. Employees are expected to present themselves in a professional manner that results in a favorable impression by clients and customers….
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An employee handbook, also known as a human resource manual, is one of the most valuable tools that a business can use to communicate with its employees. These handbooks detail and outline the rules and regulations of each organization in a clear, concise manner …
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The Company has a duty to provide a safe workplace for all employees. To ensure this obligation is fulfilled, we have implemented the following workplace violence policy. To ensure compliance, all employees must read and acknowledge their understanding of the provisions included herein. …
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Due to the nature of our business, it is essential that all of our employees fully understand how to treat confidential information. Accordingly, this employee confidentiality policy has been crafted and implemented to ensure that everyone who works for us knows and complies with our expectations regarding sensitive information…
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At (ABC COMPANY), we take pride in providing equal employment opportunities to everyone regardless of their race, ethnicity, beliefs, religion, marital status, gender, gender identity, citizenship status, age, veteran status or disability. Accordingly , the purpose of this policy is to reinforce our commitment to the creation and maintenance of a diverse workplace where equality, respect and consideration for one another are the norm. …
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Discrimination in the workplace is a pressing issue that employers face every day. Discrimination simply means treating a person unfairly and illustrating prejudice. Many types of workplace discrimination leave employees feeling unsafe, threatened, uncomfortable, and prejudiced against at work. …
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As theopioid crisis ravaged the country, mainstream American became more aware of the dangers posed by certain painkillers. However, there’s another epidemic that doesn’t grab too many headlines. Instead, this public health crisis is documented in two recent studies. One tracked the drinking habits of 40,000 …
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As a matter of Company policy, we hereby provide this Code of Ethics and Business Conduct. It effectively serves as a guide to acceptable business conduct for all employees. Because they represent the Company and our brand, we expect everyone …
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Because we value the professional and personal development of our employees, the company has adopted the following policy pertaining to reimbursement for certain educational expenses.
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Under this policy, educational assistance is provided to: …
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One of the most important documents for any business is the employee handbook. Business owners and employees serving in a supervisory capacity need to view the employee handbook as an asset. Why? Because a well-written and detailed employee handbook can effectively convey the policies, office rules and culture of your business…
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One of the most important documents for any business is the employee handbook. Business owners and employees serving in a supervisory capacity need to view the employee handbook as an asset. Why? Because a well-written and detailed employee handbook can effectively…
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The company has adopted a progressive discipline policy to pinpoint and deal with employee and work related problems. In most cases, employee conduct warranting discipline stems from unacceptable behavior, poor performance or violation …
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Often the worst time to search for a job is when you’re in need of one right away. Employers know when you’re desperate. It shows through your willingness to accept any job available even if it’s below your skill set. Desperation also manifests itself through nervousness …
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The US labor law (along with several state and local laws) determine the minimum wage in the United States. Typically employers will have to pay their employees the highest minimum wage salary outlined by local, state, and federal laws. Originally, nationwide minimum wage was mandated on July 24, 2009 …
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Attendance is an issue for most employers. Having an effective policy in place helps employers inform employees of their attendance expectations and provides them ample notice that they will be disciplined for attendance issues. We have developed a sample policy you can use to develop your own …
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The #MeToo movement has been gaining momentum in the past few years and more and more victims of sexual harassment have been coming forward. According to the MeToo website, more than 17,700,000 women …
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According to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), periodic performance evaluations are not required. Typically, performance evaluations occur only if an employer and employee (or a representative of the employee) comes to an agreement …
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In today’s society, there’s a very good possibility that the vast majority of Americans have experienced the effects of affirmative action in one capacity or another. One of the most common examples of affirmative action can be seen in most college applications …

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