New HR and Employment Law Time Savers
  • Wednesday, May 12, 2021
    What do poor diversity, hostile work environments, corporate espionage, and poor safety cultures have in common? They can all be found long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away. Whether you are talking about the Empire, the Rebellion, or even the First Order, the organizations that populate the Star Wars universe have a lot to learn from HR and safety professionals.
  • Saturday, May 1, 2021
    In this episode, we are going to discuss background checks. So many organizations require background checks on potential employees, and there are countless services out there to assist you. But not all background checks are equal, and there are some tricky compliance issues to navigate as well. Finally, the pandemic has changed the nature of background checks as well.
  • Friday, April 30, 2021
    In this episode, we are going to discuss how the need for benefits has changed over the last year, why some benefits don’t matter as much anymore and which new benefits are a must-have, and related benefits topics with Carla DeMello, President, Employee Benefits at GCG, an Alera Group company.
  • Friday, April 16, 2021
    Today, we're joined by returning guest Morgan Mercer, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Vantage Point, an organization that strives to leverage virtual reality immersive technology to tackle complex training challenges, such as sexual harassment training and diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
  • Thursday, April 15, 2021
    April is Stress Awareness Month, and for that reason, I wanted to talk with someone about the presence of stress in the workplace; the role of stress in and out of work; and, most importantly, how organizations can get in the right mind-set and make a difference when it comes to mental health in general.
  • Friday, April 2, 2021

    Providing paid sick leave for employees can help reduce the chances that employees will come to work while sick. This benefits employers by reducing the possible spread of contagious diseases to other employees and ensuring that employees are not trying to work when they should be home recovering. Allowing employees to take paid time off to obtain timely medical care helps employees address their health needs promptly and return to work sooner.
    This sick leave policy could be used in conjunction with a separate FMLA policy to establish differences between the two types of leave (and when one type of leave would be used over the other). Use this template to develop a sick leave policy for your organization that works best for your organization.

  • Tuesday, March 30, 2021
    Recruiting during 2020 required adjusting to a drastically new situation, new technologies, and solving new problems (along with a few old ones too). Now that we've all had a chance to find our footing, it's time to get ahead of the recruiting curve. That is, keep what worked in 2020 and find out what will work for the rest of 2021 and beyond. This episode's guest shares some of his very interesting research and what it all means.
  • Thursday, March 18, 2021
    In this episode, we explore multiple generations in the workplace with returning guest and HR expert Ira Wolfe. We discuss the stereotypes and introduce a better segmentation to look at than generation: digital literacy. Such stereotypes are foolish because, for example, there are digitally literate boomers and millennials that don't know how to set up a printer.
  • Wednesday, March 17, 2021
    International Women’s Day is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. It is also a day to remember that much inequity still exists among the genders, and this last year has been quite destructive to efforts to bring such equity to the workplace. Today’s discussion aims to raise awareness of some of the issues that women face in the workplace, including imposter syndrome and microaggressions.
  • Tuesday, March 16, 2021
    Can you mandate vaccinations? And if you can, should you? What are the legal considerations of doing so? What are the medical and practical considerations? Finally, what do HR experts advise in order to maximize vaccination rates among employees? These are the answers that I attempt to answer in this episode.
Updated Time Savers
  • Friday, August 22, 2014
    This sample HR Health Information Privacy (HIPAA) policy, “HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices,” can be used in an employee handbook or as a standalone policy addressing benefits & leave issues in the workplace. Download this Health Information Privacy (HIPAA) sample policy to your computer or print it out.
  • Thursday, October 31, 2013
    This sample HR Privacy policy, “Security Plan to Safeguard Private Information,” can be used in an employee handbook or as a standalone policy addressing HR administration issues in the workplace. Download this Privacy sample policy to your computer or print it out.
  • Tuesday, October 29, 2013
    This sample HR Welfare and Pension Reports form, “Model Individual Creditable Coverage Disclosure Notice,” can be used in the workplace to address benefits & leave issues. Download this Welfare and Pension Reports sample form to your computer or print it out.
  • This sample HR Welfare and Pension Reports form, “Model Individual Non-Creditable Coverage Disclosure Notice,” can be used in the workplace to address benefits & leave issues. Download this Welfare and Pension Reports sample form to your computer or print it out.
  • This sample HR Privacy policy, “Blogging/Public Communications (Standard),” can be used in an employee handbook or as a standalone policy addressing HR administration issues in the workplace. Download this Privacy sample policy to your computer or print it out.
  • Thursday, May 2, 2013
    This sample HR Alcohol and Drugs policy, “Last Chance Agreement,” can be used in an employee handbook or as a standalone policy addressing performance & termination issues in the workplace. Download this Alcohol and Drugs sample policy to your computer or print it out.
  • Tuesday, March 12, 2013
    This sample HR Leave of Absence (FMLA) form, “FMLA Leave Request Form for Employees,” can be used in the workplace to address benefits & leave issues. Download this Leave of Absence (FMLA) sample form to your computer or print it out.
  • Monday, November 5, 2012
    This sample HR Disabilities (ADA) form, “Request for Information from Medical Provider (ADA),” can be used in the workplace to address discrimination issues. Download this Disabilities (ADA) sample form to your computer or print it out.
  • Sunday, December 25, 2011
    This sample HR AIDS and Disease policy, “Life-Threatening Diseases and Disabilities,” can be used in an employee handbook or as a standalone policy addressing discrimination issues in the workplace. Download this AIDS and Disease sample policy to your computer or print it out.
  • Wednesday, May 11, 2011
    This sample HR References policy, “Reference and Information Requests (Standard),” can be used in an employee handbook or as a standalone policy addressing staffing & training issues in the workplace. Download this References sample policy to your computer or print it out.
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