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Employee Appreciation Tip of the Month: Overworking a Great Team Will Ruin It.

Posted on: September 15th, 2016 | Category: Employee Relations, Human Resources, myHR Blog

Employee Appreciation Tip of the Month Overworked Employees

This is a myHR Partner public service announcement: Stop overworking your employees.   Seriously, just stop. We are not talking about the emergency, short-term and rare stints where all hands are on deck until the ship is righted again. Times like that happen, and employees usually rally behind their leadership when they do. But these…

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President Tina Hamilton, PHR, awarded 2016 Philadelphia Brava Award by SmartCEO Magazine

Posted on: August 1st, 2016 | Category: myHR Blog

On July 12, 2016, myHR Partner President Tina Hamilton, PHR, was bestowed the prestigious Philadelphia Brava Award from SmartCEO Magazine at an awards gala held in the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia. The awards program celebrates high-impact female business leaders. The selection of honorees is done by an independent committee of local business leaders and…

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LGBT laws and regulations are making news. Is it time for an HR audit?

Posted on: June 1st, 2016 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, HR Audits, HR Documentation, myHR Blog

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States all over the country are dealing with legislation regarding sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination. Most notably, North Carolina enacted a new law that prevents the state’s cities and counties from passing their own anti-discrimination rules. It instead imposes statewide standards that leave out both sexual orientation and gender identity. In March, Georgia, Governor…

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Employers: Are you affected? Sweeping DOL Overtime Rule Changes to Impact Over 4 Million Employees Nationwide.

Posted on: May 19th, 2016 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, Human Resources, myHR Blog, Payroll/Benefits

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It’s finally happened. Yesterday, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) published its final rule updating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations. And they are big changes. According to Fast Company, the percentage of full-time salaried employees that will now be eligible for overtime pay will jump from 7% to 35%. The DOL estimates…

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The interns are coming! The interns are coming! So do you pay them, or not?

Posted on: May 12th, 2016 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, Human Resources, myHR Blog

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So do you pay them, or not? In a few weeks’ time, the spring semester at most colleges and universities will be over, and students will begin the time-honored tradition of interning at businesses and organizations across the country. They will bring to our workforces their eagerness to learn, their boundless enthusiasm and their willingness…

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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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Are your hiring practices as responsive to people as your social media is?

Posted on: April 12th, 2016 | Category: Hiring Methodology, hiring process, Interviews, myHR Blog, Talent Management

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Are your hiring practices as responsive to people as your social media practices are? A lot of sharp companies out there make it a point to respond to social media requests, comments and reviews in a timely fashion. Often times they do so in a matter of days, or even hours. It’s how businesses show…

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FLSA UPDATE: where things stand with the DOL’s proposed overtime rule changes

Posted on: April 5th, 2016 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, myHR Blog

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APRIL 5, 2016, UPDATE: On March 14, 2016, the final overtime rule is edged closer to release as the Department of Labor (DOL) sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) its final changes for determining which workers are eligible for overtime pay. The revision to FLSA regulations is expected to affect millions of employees…

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myHR Partner’s periodic publication, MODERN EMPLOYER, is created for business executives, owners and HR professionals who want to maximize their human resource functions using progressive hiring and HR strategies. It’s informative, fun and practical. Oh, and it’s FREE too!

You’ll discover:

  • Tips on hiring, screening, and interviewing
  • Creative ideas to help retain your best employees
  • Ways to put the “human” back in Human Resources
  • How to perform effective reference checks
  • New HR regulations and how they affect you and your employees
  • How small changes in certain processes can have big results
  • How to tell when partnering with an outside provider is in your best interest
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