By Jenny Sherman, SPHR CCP, Director of HR Services, Trupp HR.
May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your face and the rains fall soft upon your fields.
-an old Irish Blessing
March has arrived and for the fortunate, it comes with the luck of the Irish! Even so, you may want to check these important HR to-do’s off your list rather than leave them to chance.
File Early for H-1B
H-1B filing begins April 1. Last year the H-1B cap was met in only two months. To ensure you get your H-1B approved, file in April for your October needs.
Learn More >>
Audit Independent Contractor Practices
Employ an independent contractor? Check that you are compliant with FLSA rules. Failure to do so may result in hefty fines. In the article linked below, a federal judge orders an employer to pay $1.3 million in back wages.
Read Article >>
Remind Employees of Electronic Communication Policy
Employees can become complacent with company email communications, sometimes exposing legal vulnerabilities. It is a good practice to send out an annual reminder to your staff of your company’s electronic communications policy. If your company doesn’t have one or if it isn’t up-to-date, consider updating your employee handbook. Email communications and unlawful retaliation is explored in the article linked below.
Read Article >>
Manage Personal Internet Usage During March Madness
Are your employees part of the 2.5 million visiting websites during March Madness to check scores and stats? Some are spending 90 minutes or more–per day! The resulting productivity loss can be costly for small business.
Read article >>