Trupp HR Blog

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 But it is easy to lose sight of just how quickly the content becomes outdated.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

22
Mar
Comments Off

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

20
Mar
posted in HR Calendar by
Comments Off
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

18
Mar
posted in Compliance by
Comments Off
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
Comments Off
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

20
Feb
Comments Off

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

20
Feb
posted in HR Calendar by
Comments Off
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

17
Feb
Comments Off
Trupp HR Hires Michelle Temple as New HR Business Partner

Trupp HR Hires Michelle Temple as New HR Business Partner

By Calvin Gower, Marketing Assistant, Trupp HR. Portland, Oregon – February 13, 2014 – Trupp HR, Inc. is pleased to announce the recent hire of Michelle Temple, who will join the Trupp HR team as HR Business Partner. In this role, Michelle will function as a dedicated HR representative to clients of Trupp’s HR Outsourcing (HRO) .. read more

13
Feb
posted in News by
Comments Off
Employers Given More Time to Comply with the Affordable Care Act

Employers Given More Time to Comply with the Affordable Care Act

On February 10, the final regulations and provisions were released for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The Obama administration will be giving employers more time to comply with the requirement to offer affordable health coverage to full-time employees. What does this mean for your business? SMALL BUSINESSES. Employers with fewer than 50 .. read more

13
Feb
Comments Off
Impact NW Benefit

Impact NW Benefit

By Calvin Gower, Marketing Assistant, Trupp HR. Trupp HR recently delivered a training session for small employers in the metro area providing insight on implementing the Portland Protected Sick Time ordinance and other recent Oregon leave laws with all proceeds going to Impact NW. This was a great opportunity to not only educate local small businesses .. read more

03
Feb
posted in News by