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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.

LESSONS FROM ESPN: Free speech and your company’s social media policy

Posted on: October 26th, 2017 | Category: Employee Handbooks, Employee Relations, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, HR Documentation, HR Training Programs, Human Resources, Our Blog

ESPN & social media policy issues

This fall has been fraught with free speech issues in the news. One case in particular that got a lot of attention involved ESPN sports commentator and host Jemele Hill’s politically charged tweets. The incident and how it played out in the public eye brings up an important HR issue that many employers today still…

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“This is an office, not a beach club!”—Welcome to summer dress code season.

Posted on: June 14th, 2017 | Category: Employee Handbooks, Employee Relations, Our Blog

summer dress codes flop flops

In T minus 6 days, summer is officially here. Wahoo! Besides the pool parties, cookouts, evening golf rounds and other kinds of outdoor fun, we welcome the season’s brighter, lighter and more comfortable clothes. Here come the flip-flops, sleeveless shirts, shorts, tank tops and other warm-weather gear on their long-awaited journey from the far-back regions…

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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, Our Blog

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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Medical Marijuana Employment: What you Should Know

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

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

Posted on: January 28th, 2016 | Category: Employee Handbooks, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, Our 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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Don’t Overlook This Important Employee Handbook Detail

Posted on: February 6th, 2014 | Category: Employee Handbooks, HR Documentation, Our 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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myHR Partner’s Top 10 Human Resources Blog Posts for 2013

Posted on: December 31st, 2013 | Category: Employee Handbooks, Employee Relations, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, HR DirectLink Service, HR Support & Project Work, Human Resources, Our Blog, Payroll/Benefits, Talent Management, Terminations

We would like to ring out the year by sharing our most memorable HR blog posts from 2013. We covered so many great topics and events—including our own rebranding—and can’t wait to see what 2014 holds for modern employers and managers like you. Please enjoy our “Best in Show”, as selected by the myHR Partner…

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