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Employment Background Checks: 5 Tips to Protect Your Business

Employment Background Checks: 5 Tips to Protect Your Business

By Christine Thelen, Manager, HR Services, Trupp HR. For many employers, background checks are an essential step in the hiring process.  There are, however, many risks associated with conducting background checks that employers should be aware of when embarking down this path. 1. Understand the regulatory environment Regulatory enforcement and litigation efforts are increasingly focusing .. read more

Legal Corner – April 2014

Legal Corner – April 2014

By Jean Roque, President, Trupp HR. Welcome to the Trupp HR Legal Corner designed to keep small business employers informed of critical employment legislation and case law. Who is responsible for recording temp-worker injuries? OSHA has clarified who is responsible for recording the injuries and illnesses of temporary workers. In most cases the responsibility goes .. read more

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Apr
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Trupp HR is now an HRCI Approved Provider

Portland, OR, April 18, 2014 – Trupp HR, Inc., a human resources solutions company, announced today that they have been accepted into the HR Certification Institute’s (HRCI) Approved Provider program. Certified HR professionals attending Trupp HR’s training workshops and webinars can now earn re-certification credits. HRCI is a global leader in developing rigorous exams to .. read more

02
Apr
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Does Your Employee Handbook Need a Facelift?

By Christine Thelen, Manager, HR Services, Trupp HR. Most businesses recognize the value of employee handbooks for establishing company policies, procedures, and expectations for professional conduct. But it is easy to lose sight of just how quickly the content becomes outdated. As your business grows, practices inevitably must adapt, new technologies are implemented, work environments .. read more

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Mar
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April HR To-Do List

By Jean Roque, President, Trupp HR. Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of April. Implement a document retention policy A document retention and disposal program saves time and money by putting structure around record keeping, making it easier to retrieve important documents, and ensuring that records are not stored longer .. read more

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Mar
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Legal Corner – March 2014

Legal Corner – March 2014

By Jean Roque, President, Trupp HR. Welcome to the Trupp HR Legal Corner designed to keep small business employers informed of critical employment legislation and case law. Know your rights in the case of an OSHA workplace-inspection An OSHA letter of interpretation issued in 2013 allows an unspecified number of employees in a nonunion workplace .. read more

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Mar
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Best Practices for Protecting Your Organization When Hiring New Employees

Best Practices for Protecting Your Organization When Hiring New Employees

By Christine Thelen, Manager, HR Services, Trupp HR. In our last article, “4 Tips for Preparing a Legally Sound Offer Letter” we covered important considerations when making an employment offer. Here we will discuss four additional practices that can provide further legal protection when hiring new employees. 1. Create an offer letter template. Developing an .. read more

21
Feb
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4 Tips for Preparing a Legally Sound Offer Letter

4 Tips for Preparing a Legally Sound Offer Letter

By Christine Thelen, Manager, HR Services, Trupp HR. An offer letter is the foundation for employment and a great way to ensure the employer-employee relationship is built upon mutually understood expectations. It is important to keep in mind that the offer letter is a legally binding document, representing a contract between the employer and the .. read more

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Feb
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March HR To-Do List

By Jean Roque, President, Trupp HR. Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of March. Review your wage and hour practices Use this handy checklist to determine if your organization is in compliance. Learn More>> Submit application for workplace recognition The Oregonian’s Top Workplaces program is set up to recognize companies .. read more

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Feb
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Legal Corner – February 2014

Legal Corner – February 2014

By Jean Roque, President, Trupp HR. Welcome to the Trupp HR Legal Corner designed to keep small business employers informed of critical employment legislation and case law. WA passes bill for paid sick leave Washington has passed a statewide bill that requires all employers with more than four full-time employees to provide one hour of .. read more

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Feb
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