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Guide to Determining Employee Classification

The rules have changed are you ready?

The US Department of Labor (DOL) recently made changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) affecting employee overtime standards. Ensuring that your business is classifying your exempt and non-exempt employees properly is crucial to keeping your business in compliance, minimizing employee complaints and HR issues, and also avoiding potential fines. Read More

Trends in Environmental and Safety Management for Auto Dealers

Environmental and safety issues for a typical automobile dealership are in a constant state of evolution. As the political climate changes and technology advances, there will be impact on workplace and government regulations. In the United States, this change takes time and follows a set course that with enough insight we can track and prepare for.

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Taking the Pain Out of Performance Appraisals

A good performance management system does not happen overnight; you have to plan, prepare, and execute, and the process is ongoing. "It's like playing the piano: You just can't walk in and deliver a good performance review," says Steve Miranda, chief human resource and strategic planning officer at the Society for Human Resource Management. "It takes practice, self-reflection, and more practice."

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I-9 Internal Audit Checklist

Under the Immigration Control and Reform Act of 1986, all employers must have all employees hired after 1986 complete I-9 verification paperwork.

Internal I-9 audits assist with regulatory compliance, and review, evaluate, and improve hiring procedures.

 

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HR Process Automation = Better Compliance + Better Bottom Line

If you are currently managing your workforce using spreadsheets and a conventional filing system, you know there is a better way, and there is–through process automation with HR software.

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EHS Compliance Checklist

Businesses are subject to regulation from many agencies for environmental health and safety compliance. KPA Risk Management Consultants provide regular training, documentation, and inspections to ensure compliance and a safe work environment for all employees. This checklist itemizes some of the documents, training, and procedures that are required.

 

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Best Practices in EHS

A dealership lot can be a dangerous place. Customers wander in and around vehicles that are frequently moved in tight spaces, and busy service stalls are stocked with hazardous materials. Dealerships are also heavily regulated for safety and environmental compliance. In addition to EPA and OSHA, they are accountable to local and regional fire departments, water districts, and state agencies. It’s no wonder that many dealerships view safety programs as a burden.

This whitepaper details some of the best practices we've developed in our extensive experience helping our clients comply with OSHA, EPA and DOT regulations.

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Affirmative Action

An Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) is a formal, written document that defines an employer’s program to hire, promote and retain women and minorities.

Depending on the individual employer’s circumstances, a program to hire, promote and retain individuals with disabilities and protected veterans may be required. The AAP will include the employer’s analysis of workforce data to determine underutilization and the good faith efforts of the employer to correct any deficiency.

This whitepaper gives an overview of the requirements for Affirmative Action Plans including who needs to have one and what it should contain.

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6H Rule Compliance Checklist for Body Shops

On January 9, 2008, the EPA accepted a new standard called the 6H rule to reduce the public’s health exposure to Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs). All body shops with paint spray operations are subject to this rule, and should review the 6H checklist to ensure that they are compliant.

 

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Simple Steps to Selecting HR Software

Selecting HR software, also referred to as HRIS (Human Resources Information System) or HRMS (Human Resources Management System), is an important decision. With the right tools and capabilities, specifically selected to align with your business objectives, you will improve the efficiency of your human resources managers and administrators, increase employee satisfaction, ensure compliance with state and federal regulations, and appropriately manage the costs associated with workforce management.

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