Time to review your inclement weather policy

By: | 12.05.19 | HR Compliance
This week marked the first snowfall of the current winter season, which is a great time for employers to be thinking about their inclement weather policies. Any good policy will address, at a minimum, employee safety, a communications plan and compensation. Safety Whil...

Preparing for Philadelphia’s 2020 predictive scheduling ordinance

By: | 11.18.19 | HR Compliance
Predictive scheduling legislation has been sweeping the nation, and Philadelphia is next in line.  On January 1, 2020, the Philadelphia Fair Workweek Employment Standards Ordinance will take effect.  The Ordinance will require employers in the retail, food...

3 interview questions employers shouldn’t ask (but often do!)

By: | 11.07.19 | HR Compliance
While most companies know that job interview questions directly related to protected characteristics such as age, race, disability and religion are off limits, there are other areas of interview questioning – including seemingly innocent small talk – that al...

Can I prohibit employees from discussing their salaries?

By: | 10.24.19 | Common HR Questions
Many employers cringe at the thought of employees discussing their salaries.  Conversations about salaries can cause conflict among coworkers and anger towards management.  In an effort to avert this outcome, some employers implement policies prohibiting emplo...

Reduce the impact of flu season: 7 workplace tips

By: | 10.17.19 | HR Compliance
Flu season is upon us, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that anyone who is able to be vaccinated get their flu vaccine now.  According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) the annual direct medical cost of fl...

Can employers require tattoos to be covered in the workplace?

By: | 10.10.19 | Common HR Questions
According to a 2015 Harris Poll, twenty-nine percent of Americans aged eighteen and older have a tattoo, with nearly half of Millennials (47%) and over a third of Generation X (36%) having at least one. Although tattoos have become more mainstream and socially acceptab...