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Three Steps to Begin Assessing the Compensation of One’s Company

March 20, 2019

By: Jennifer Plummer, PHR, SHRM-CP The overtime rule update has been looming for years.  The end of the first quarter in 2019 is a great time to evaluate overall compensation.  On March 19, 2019, Lisa Nagele-Piazza, J.D., SHRM-SCP, wrote a great article for SHRM.org titled, “Prepare for New Overtime Rule Now but Wait to Make […]

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Positive Job Growth in 2018, How to Prepare in 2019

January 29, 2019

2018 was a great year for job growth.  According to Roy Maurer, “2018 Was a Super Year for Job Growth.  Will Demand Slow This Year?”, he reports that the unemployment rate fell to a near 50-year low.  The top three industries listed from growth were mining, construction and professional/business services.  Information and media was the […]

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Meal and Rest Breaks

October 22, 2017

Regular meal and rest breaks are important for employee’s productivity, health and well-being.  A common question employers have is whether or not they have to offer rest breaks and if they do offer breaks are they paid for.  Federal law does not require meal and rest breaks.  Detailed information on Breaks and Meal Periods can […]

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‘Ban the Box’ in Pennsylvania

September 14, 2017

  What is ‘Ban the Box’ and why is it important? By now, you have probably heard of the term ‘Ban the Box’, but if you have not, ‘Ban the Box’ refers to the initiative to remove questions relating to criminal history from a job application.  The goal in removing these questions is to prevent […]

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