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The Secret to Employee Engagement Is Pride

on January 14, 2020
Motivation is a funny thing. We need it as much we need food, water, or air—it’s the only reason anything gets done—and yet it’s wildly...
Toby GrahamThe Secret to Employee Engagement Is Pride

How To Handle a A Workers’ Compensation Claim and FMLA

on January 8, 2020
This January we're covering hot HR topics for 2020. One area is accommodation laws, including the Family and Medical Leave Act. Q: We have an...
Emily HartmanHow To Handle a A Workers’ Compensation Claim and FMLA

Cannabis in the Workplace: 7 Facts Employers Should Know

on January 7, 2020
It’s beloved and feared, ubiquitous and taboo, legal and illegal—all at the same time. I’m referring to the plant known as cannabis (AKA marijuana), the...
Toby GrahamCannabis in the Workplace: 7 Facts Employers Should Know

Employee Training: 4 Ways to Increase Learning Retention

on January 6, 2020
It doesn’t matter if your employees spend their days working behind computers or operating forklifts, the way environmental health and safety (EHS) information is communicated...
Brent DaviauEmployee Training: 4 Ways to Increase Learning Retention

2020 Minimum Wage Changes in 26 States and 42 Local Areas

on December 11, 2019
The following states, cities, and counties will see increases in minimum wage at the end of the year, starting in 2020, and later in the...
Emily Hartman2020 Minimum Wage Changes in 26 States and 42 Local Areas

Can Training Courses Be Part of Corrective Action?

on December 9, 2019
Q: Can we require an employee to complete an anger management course as a condition of continued employment in a written warning of corrective action?...
Emily HartmanCan Training Courses Be Part of Corrective Action?

How to Increase Interest in Your Training Programs

on December 4, 2019
Your employees recently took your training course on slips, trips, and falls, so now you can report that your company is keeping employees safe. But,...
Brent DaviauHow to Increase Interest in Your Training Programs

To Engage Gen Z Employees, You Can’t Be Basic

on November 13, 2019
Feeling uncertain about the future of your workforce? Anxious about the mass retirement of baby boomer professionals and the impending sea change in employee demographics?...
Toby GrahamTo Engage Gen Z Employees, You Can’t Be Basic

Humor as a Learning Tool: The Science Behind it is No Joke

on November 12, 2019
Why did the unemployed zookeeper jump into the snake pit? Because he thought he had COBRA coverage! That, my friends, is what they call a “joke.” And...
Toby GrahamHumor as a Learning Tool: The Science Behind it is No Joke

California November 2019 HR Updates

on November 7, 2019
Every month we cover timely California legislative and regulatory employment updates. Check out what you need to know and gain compliance tips to help you...
Emily HartmanCalifornia November 2019 HR Updates

November 2019 HR Updates

on November 1, 2019
Every month we cover timely federal and state legislative and regulatory employment updates. Check out what you need to know and gain compliance tips to...
Emily HartmanNovember 2019 HR Updates

9 Employee Handbook Topics You Need To Cover

on October 31, 2019
There is a lot of information in the employee handbook, but do you remember what the essentials are? Your handbook sets the organization’s expectations, policies,...
Emily Hartman9 Employee Handbook Topics You Need To Cover

Vacation Payout? Check the Handbook

on October 30, 2019
Q: When an employee terminates, do we have to pay their vacation accrual pay based on their current rate, or can we pay the rate...
Emily HartmanVacation Payout? Check the Handbook