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We know it’s incredibly tough to keep up with all of the changes affecting HR. That’s why we write Modern Employer. Our blog is a great resource for HR news, information and advice. Our goal is to give you insight and direction so your organization can stay one step ahead.

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, Our Blog

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, Our 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, Our Blog, Talent Management

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, Our Blog

FLSA overtime regulation changes 2015 myHR Blog

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

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