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Legal Corner – November 2014

Legal Corner – November 2014

Welcome to the Trupp HR Legal Corner designed to keep small business employers informed of critical employment legislation and case law. IRS announces 2015 pension plan limitations The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced the cost-of-living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for retirement related items for the tax year of 2015. Learn More >> Delayed enforcement .. read more

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Nov
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December HR To-Do List

Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of December. Make updates on 2015 limits to 401(k) and pension plans On October 23, the IRS announced the adjustments that affect limitations for pension plans as well as other retirement items for 2015. Make sure to review the changes and make necessary updates. .. read more

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Nov
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Training Announcement: December 9, 2014

Effective Employee Performance Management Presented by Christine Thelen & Tom Faricy Performance Management is a key vehicle by which business objectives are successfully carried out. When functioning properly, it motivates employees, helps them succeed, and keeps their performance focused on company goals. Challenges arise, however when performance declines. Effective supervisors act quickly to transform performance issues .. read more

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Nov
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E-Cigarettes @ Work

E-Cigarettes @ Work

By Jean Roque, President, Trupp HR. To vape or not to vape? It may be time to determine which side of the e-cig fence your company lands. Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes or e-cigs, are battery-operated products designed to turn chemicals, including highly addictive nicotine, into an aerosol that is inhaled by the user. .. read more

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Marijuana and the Workplace

Marijuana and the Workplace

By Jean Roque, President, Trupp HR. While marijuana continues to be federally regulated as a Schedule I controlled substance, today, nearly half of the U.S. has legalized marijuana for medicinal and/or personal use. If pending state laws were to pass, that number would reach 80%. The increasing number of state laws legalizing marijuana, combined with .. read more

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Training Announcement: November 18, 2014

Making the Transition to Supervisor Presented by Jean Roque & Tom Faricy In many ways, supervisors hold the keys to the success of a business. Supervisors are a key influence on employee productivity and retention. They possess firsthand knowledge of employee performance and perceptions. And, in the eyes of the employee, they are a representation the .. read more

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Oct
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November HR To-Do List

Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of November. Prepare for the Winter Weather Update your inclement weather policy if needed and let employees know what to expect. Learn More >> Plan your holiday party Start your planning now to book a good venue and have a successful holiday party. Prepare .. read more

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Oct
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Legal Corner – October 2014

Legal Corner – October 2014

Welcome to the Trupp HR Legal Corner designed to keep small business employers informed of critical employment legislation and case law. Domestic violence victims given leave rights A number of states now require private-sector employers to provide unpaid leave to victims of domestic violence. Is your state on the list? Learn More >> OSHA seeks .. read more

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Oct
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Trupp HR Introduces Open Enrollment Outsourcing

Portland, Oregon – October 9, 2014 – Trupp HR, Inc., a human resources solutions company, has announced the release of their new Open Enrollment Outsourcing service designed to lift the administrative burden often associated with the Open Enrollment process. Organizations that choose Trupp HR’s Open Enrollment Outsourcing service enjoy a proven process that streamlines Open Enrollment and .. read more

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Oct
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Webinar: October 23, 2014

Worker-Friendly Employee Handbooks that Protect Your Organization and Reflect Your Workplace Culture Presented by Christine Thelen The Employee Handbook can be a company’s best friend or its worst enemy. They are the most important tool an employer can have to protect itself from future liability and can be a great support when orienting and disciplining .. read more

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Sep
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