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Remember those proposed DOL overtime rule changes from last year? Well, brace yourselves…

Posted on: March 29th, 2016 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, myHR Blog

FLSA overtime regulations myHR Blog

…they’re coming soon. Back in June of 2015, The Department of Labor (DOL) officially proposed several changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations. Currently in the final review, those new DOL overtime rules are headed our way. Recently, we came across an educated guess for the date when the new rules would…

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Take a lesson from Target: the EEOC is interested in your hiring policies and practices

Posted on: March 18th, 2016 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, hiring process, myHR Blog

pre-hiring EEOC violations Target | myHR Blog

The hiring policies and methods employers use have been the subject of closer scrutiny by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Last year, the agency examined various pre-employment hiring practices that they believe may create barriers for individuals with protected status. Don’t believe us? According to an insightful blog post by Workforce Editor Rick Bell,…

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Find your inner entrepreneur at the next GLVCC Women’s Business Council event on March 22!

Posted on: March 8th, 2016 | Category: Events, myHR Blog

Find Your Inner Entrepreneur WBC GLVCC myHR Partner Tina Hamilton monderator

  On March 22, 2016, the Women’s Business Council of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce will be holding a unique panel discussion called “Find Your Inner Entrepreneur” at the Historic Hotel Bethlehem, from 11am to 1pm. Three highly successful Lehigh Valley women business owners will discuss all things entrepreneurial. Tina Hamilton, PHR, will…

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Employee Appreciation Tip of the Month: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs promote engagement

Posted on: March 3rd, 2016 | Category: Employee Relations, myHR Blog, Talent Management

With Employee Appreciation Day happening tomorrow, we at myHR Partner would like to share an engagement booster we feel strongly about: Doing good deeds in the world does good for your company. This is particularly true of employee-centered programs like volunteering and giving. That’s the message of a recent Forbes article on Corporate Social Responsibility…

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Meeting madness: Avoid this common mistake for more productive team gatherings.

Posted on: February 11th, 2016 | Category: Human Resources, myHR Blog, Talent Management

myHR Blog more productive meetings tip

They say timing is everything. Well, whomever “they” are, it seems like those folks are on to something when it comes to meetings. That’s according to a recent Inc. article we read called “6 Alarming Trends in Modern Meetings” that was published online last September. Apparently, the modern scheduling trend of making meetings late in…

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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

employees driving during inclement weather myHR Blog

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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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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