Office Management & HR
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After you've made a hire, you'll want to introduce your new employee to your company through the orientation process. The orientation process can be split up into tasks for before the employee starts, the employee's first day and the employee's first week.
An OSHA publication provides suggestions for increasing worker safety at retail businesses open during nighttime hours.
Employers are required to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) accident, illness or injury reporting and posting requirements, unless they are specifically exempt.
Information and resources are available from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to help employers comply with OSHA safety requirements.
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration is asking employers to address the dangers caused by workers texting while driving.
Outsourcing your recruiting to employment agencies frees you from the often time-consuming process involved in finding the right employee. Your input and criteria is used by the recruiting firm to find suitable candidates for your consideration and final approval.
Federal overtime pay laws require employers to pay nonexempt employees overtime for hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a workweek. The overtime rate is one and one-half times the employee's regular rate, except in a few very limited situations. Exceptions exist to the general overtime pay rule for certain occupations. Many states have laws relating to overtime, and if your state's law is more demanding than federal overtime law, you must follow the state law.
The federal minimum wage rate may affect the amount you have to pay your tipped employees
The Permanent Resident Card, used by employers to verify employees' identity and eligibility to work, has been redesigned by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to combat fraud.
For small businesses, personally recruiting prospective job candidates can be an especially appropriate method of filling hiring needs. Referrals from friends and business associates as well as recruiting at schools can be valuable sources of help.
A whole host of problems can arise when employees use business equipment for personal purposes. Loss of productivity and the misuse of business resources can be curtailed with workplace policies that address the personal usage of business equipment.
The authority to set dress codes belongs to you. However, employers need to be especially careful that dress code requirements do not run afoul of anti-discrimination laws.
The proper response to employee insubordination can range from disciplinary action to termination. A succinct policy can assist employers in appropriately dealing with insubordination issues.
The National Labor Relations Board has postponed its requirement that employers post a notice of employee rights regarding union activity in the workplace pending the resolution of court cases denying the agency's authority to issue and enforce the posting requirement.
Interviewing job applicants is a critical part of the employee selection process. Planning for the interview requires choosing a location and an interview format. The next step is then understanding how to conduct the interview to obtain and relay information.
When you are trying to fill a position, you're likely to have several applicants for that position. Your next step will be to screen your job applicants which means that you should first determine who is an applicant and then acknowledge those applicants. You will have to determine by what means you're going to obtain the information you need from your applicants to fill your open position with the best candidate for the job.
Your facility should convey a positive image about your business and allow for factors personal to you, as well as for future growth economically.
Employers have a variety of legally required rules they must follow as well as policies and procedures they can implement to prevent and deal with violence in the workplace.
Various payroll issues are involved when calculating employees' pay for vacation time-off.
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