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Medical marijuana and the workplace: what you need to know

Posted on: March 9th, 2017 | Category: Employee Handbooks, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, myHR Blog

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Pot. It’s not just for stoners anymore. And with all the new and revised medical marijuana laws across the country, it’s easy to see why employers are left scratching their heads about how to adapt their policies and procedures. We thought it would be useful to remind our readers about the hazy pitfalls that employers…

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Our most popular HR blog posts of 2016, part IV

Posted on: December 22nd, 2016 | Category: Employee Handbooks, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, HR DirectLink Service, HR Support & Project Work, Human Resources, myHR Blog, Talent Management

In this last installment of our year-in-review for 2016, we ring out the year by sharing our most popular HR blog posts from October to today. The last 12 months have fueled many great story ideas for 2017, including follow up to last week’s top pick about new proposed legislation that would prohibit companies from…

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Our most popular HR blog posts of 2016, part III

Posted on: December 15th, 2016 | Category: Employee Handbooks, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, HR DirectLink Service, HR Support & Project Work, Human Resources, myHR Blog, Talent Management

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It’s time for the third installment of myHR Blog‘s countdown to 2017. We are ringing out the year by sharing our most popular HR blog posts of the last 12 months. Last week, we covered the topics of medical marijuana, the state of the DOL’s overtime rule changes and LGBT laws and regulations in the…

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Our most popular HR blog posts of 2016, part II

Posted on: December 8th, 2016 | Category: Employee Handbooks, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, HR DirectLink Service, HR Support & Project Work, Human Resources, myHR Blog, Talent Management

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Time for the next installment of myHR Blog‘s countdown to 2017! We are ringing out the year by sharing our most popular HR blog posts of the last 12 months. Last week, we covered such topics as absenteeism gone wild, employee engagement and preventing new hire failure. (Click here if you missed it.) This week,…

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Medical Marijuana Employment: What you Should Know

Posted on: October 17th, 2016 | Category: Employee Handbooks, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, myHR Blog

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Last Thursday, our president Tina Hamilton, PHR, was an expert panelist at the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce 2016 Annual Healthcare Summit at DeSales University. She was asked to participate in a symposium on what employers need to know about medical marijuana in the workplace. Employees who use it are a new protected class…

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Pennsylvania’s gone to pot. What will medical marijuana mean for employers?

Posted on: April 28th, 2016 | Category: Employee Handbooks, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, HR Documentation, Human Resources, myHR Blog

On April 17, 2016, Governor Tom Wolf signed the bill legalizing medical marijuana in the Pennsylvania. Employers in the state, like those in 23 others across the country, will now need to heed the protections offered to patients who use pot for medicinal purposes. Is your company ready for this? What are you required to…

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Driving to work safely in severe weather: When is an employer liable?

Posted on: January 28th, 2016 | Category: Employee Handbooks, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, myHR Blog, Terminations

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Whoa. Our beloved Lehigh Valley had a record snow accumulation on Saturday of 31 inches! The weather on the eastern seaboard this past weekend has brought a very important human resources question into the spotlight for many organizations: What are employer and employee rights when inclement weather strikes and the latter has concerns regarding personal…

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Don’t Overlook This Important Employee Handbook Detail

Posted on: February 6th, 2014 | Category: Employee Handbooks, HR Documentation, myHR Blog

Get it signed! We have discussed the importance of having a well-written, clear employee handbook here on our blog in the past, and for good reason. They are awesome! Really, they are. For the following reasons, handbooks are valuable human resources tools: They keep everyone up-to-date with new government regulations and compliance. They outline what…

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