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The EEOC, ADA, and COVID-19

As employers continue to grapple with the added pressures that coronavirus places on the American workforce, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued additional guidance to help ADA-covered employers stay compliant with regulations. This guidance focuses on the legal restrictions and regulations that employers must adhere to as they attempt to halt the spread [...]

By |2020-04-29T10:27:08-04:00April 22nd, 2020|Full-Service HR|0 Comments

How the Pandemic is Impacting Workers’ Compensation

Coronavirus is quickly changing the way businesses are working. To slow the spread of the virus without major disruptions to operations, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) has ordered all staff to work from home until further notice. BWC employees continue to be available by email and telephone to address issues and answer questions [...]

By |2020-04-29T10:27:00-04:00April 15th, 2020|Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

Pandemic Survival Guide for SMBs

In an effort to mitigate the spread of coronavirus, many states have closed non-essential businesses and issued quarantine, shelter-in-place, and social distancing orders. While these measures are aimed at protecting the health and safety of the public, they also place small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) in a precarious situation. Here are some tips to help [...]

By |2020-04-29T10:26:54-04:00April 8th, 2020|Full-Service HR|0 Comments

OSHA Regulations & Coronavirus

Coronavirus has introduced new hazards into the workplace, causing OSHA to issue updated guidance and to reinforce existing workplace regulations to ensure that all workers are protected. While no one action can completely halt the spread of coronavirus, taking steps to make the workplace safer, following the established guidelines, and adopting the enhanced safety protocols [...]

By |2020-04-29T10:26:47-04:00April 1st, 2020|Workforce Management|0 Comments

Families First Coronavirus Response Act FAQs

With the landscape of the American workplace changing quickly due to the coronavirus pandemic, a number of new requirements are being placed on businesses and their employees by civil authorities. Working together is vital in understanding and getting ahead of this ever-evolving situation. It’s critical that human resource teams, owners, and managers collaborate to ensure [...]

By |2020-04-29T10:26:38-04:00March 26th, 2020|Full-Service HR|0 Comments

5 Tips for Managing Remote Employees

As COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to spread across the globe, more and more companies are turning to remote work options to prevent the spread of the virus while also meeting business demands. Since this is the first foray into remote work for many companies, managers and supervisors may not be equipped to deal with the unique [...]

By |2020-04-29T10:26:26-04:00March 17th, 2020|Full-Service HR|0 Comments

Employee Relations Tips for SMBs

When it comes to running a small business effectively, building the right team is vital, but keeping that team running smoothly, without conflict, can sometimes feel like an uphill battle. In a small or medium-sized business (SMB), even a small upset in employee relations can quickly become a disaster. From managing conflicting personalities to communicating [...]

By |2020-04-29T10:26:15-04:00March 12th, 2020|Full-Service HR|0 Comments

OSHA Questions and Answers

Keeping your employees safe is OSHA’s business. With more than 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2016, the work of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration remains as important as ever for American workers. Learn more about the agency tasked with keeping your employees safe. What is OSHA? The federal agency known as [...]

By |2020-03-05T13:36:21-05:00March 5th, 2020|Workforce Management|0 Comments

For the Record: Employee Recordkeeping

How many hours per week do you, your managers, or your human resources team spend on employee recordkeeping? Maintaining employee files while ensuring that each one is up to date and properly stored can be a major drain on your time - time that could be spent focusing on growing your business. Noncompliance with government [...]

By |2020-04-29T10:27:19-04:00March 3rd, 2020|Full-Service HR|0 Comments

Be Prepared with First Aid & CPR Training

Whether the workplace setting is an office, a construction site, or anywhere else, there is always a risk of injury or accident. When an incident occurs, every second counts. Preparing your employees to handle these situations can help injured workers get critical care sooner and prevent further injury. Providing First Aid & CPR Training for [...]

By |2020-04-29T10:27:34-04:00February 18th, 2020|Workforce Management|0 Comments