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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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Oct
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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

16
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 including Oregon now require private-sector employers to provide unpaid leave to victims of domestic violence. Learn More >> OSHA seeks to lower whistle-blowers’ need .. read more

16
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

09
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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Training Announcement: October 21, 2014

Engaging Employees for Business Success Presented by Jean Roque & Tom Faricy Employee Engagement is key to succeeding in today’s competitive market for customers and top talent. The shortage of qualified and experienced employees, the ever-increasing expectations of customers, and the dynamic, global business environment are all managed best by companies with Engaged Employees. Engagement can .. read more

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Sep
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Open Enrollment: Avoiding Another Missed Opportunity.

Open Enrollment: Avoiding Another Missed Opportunity.

By Jean Roque, President, Trupp HR. Let’s face it. For most organizations, Open Enrollment can be a daunting project. And, the effort quickly becomes consumed with a plethora of time-constrained administrative activities. Proactively approaching Open Enrollment from a strategic perspective, however, can improve your experience by: Increasing efficiencies and quality of information; Creating an agreed upon framework .. read more

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Sep
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October HR To-Do List

Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of October. Open enrollment and benefits renewal Most employer’s open enrollment and benefits renewals occur in the fall. Schedule your open enrollment and explore the options available to your workforce. Open Enrollment Checklist >> Concerned about the resource strain that Open Enrollment brings each year? .. read more

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Sep
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