November HR To-Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of November. Prepare for winter weather Winter is coming! It may be helpful to review your inclement weather policy, make any necessary adjustments, and inform your employees of any changes. Prepare for daylight savings Daylight savings time will be ending on November 5th at 2 […]

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October HR To-Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of October. Be prepared for an I-9 compliance audit With the decision to not renew DACA and the recent implementation of the new Form I-9, this is a good time to review your I-9 procedures. With the increased potential for enforcement, businesses should ensure all […]

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September HR To-Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of September. Prepare for final quarter With the the year’s final quarter approaching, it’s time to review where you stand with your 2017 revenue and operational goals. If needed, create an action plan to meet expectations by years’ end. Related Article >> Get a free […]

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August HR To-Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of August. Prepare for open enrollment Open enrollment season is right around the corner. Proactive employers are getting a head start on the process to make sure all their ducks are in a row. If you don’t have the time or resources to run open […]

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July HR To-Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of July. Conduct employee survey It’s important to keep a pulse on your employees. Conduct a mid-summer employee survey to gain insight on your organization and uncover areas that could use attention or improvement. Related Article >> Oregon employers: download and post updated minimum wage […]

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June HR To-Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of June. Plan for summer vacation coverage Managing employee vacation time can be quite complicated, especially around the summer months. Read these 7 tips for taking a strategic approach for employee vacation planning. Related Article >> Implement a flexible summer work schedule Being more flexible […]

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May HR To-Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of May. Conduct an annual HR audit An HR audit will give you a clear picture of your company’s HR compliance and effectiveness by identifying key areas of opportunity for your organization to improve compliance, increase efficiency, and ensure that your workforce is on track […]

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February HR To-Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of February. Distribute total rewards statements Creating and distributing total rewards statements shows employees that their efforts are appreciated, provides insight into their total compensation, and showcases the benefits and strengths of your company’s compensation plan. Related Article >> Prepare for tax season Make sure you […]

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December HR To-Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of December. Make updates on 2016 limits to 401(k) and pension plans Review the released IRS adjustments to dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement related items. Related Article >> Complete your year-end payroll requirements Organize and plan out your year-end payroll processing. You […]

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November HR To-Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of November. Finalize any last minute changes to comply with new overtime rule The new FLSA overtime rule is coming into effect on December 1st. Most companies plan to put their new compensation plans into effect at least a week in advance. If you need […]

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October HR To-Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of October. Prepare for flu season Stop the flu virus in its tracks at your office. Taking some basic steps and precautions as an employer can go a long way when it comes to sickness spreading in the workplace. Learn More >> Assess the exempt status […]

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September HR To-Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of September. Review annual goals With the final quarter of the year right around the corner, it’s time to review where you stand with your revenue and operational goals that were set at the beginning of 2016. If needed, create an action plan to meet […]

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August HR To-Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of August. Prepare for open enrollment Open enrollment season is right around the corner. Smart employers should get a head start on the process to make sure everything runs smoothly. If you don’t have the time or resources to run open enrollment yourself, consider Benefits Adminstration […]

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July HR To-Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of July. Review the do’s and don’t of the onboarding process When done well, onboarding leads to increased job satisfaction and lower turnover. These useful tips go a long way to make a welcoming first impression. Learn More >> Double-check that you are meeting EEOC notice-posting requirements Effective July […]

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June HR To-Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of June. Prepare for the finalized FLSA overtime exemption regulations The final regulations regarding overtime exemptions have been released. Employers need to make sure they are well informed on the changes and prepare for them before they go into effect. Learn More >> Plan ahead for […]

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May HR To-Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of May. Conduct an annual HR audit If you haven’t completed one this year, conduct an HR audit to get a clear picture of your company’s HR compliance and effectiveness. An HR audit will identify areas of opportunity for your organization to improve compliance, increase […]

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April HR To-Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of April. Take Your Child to Work Day – April 28th Take Your Child to Work Day is coming up in April. If you’re thinking about participating, it is worth taking a look at these do’s and don’ts. Learn More >> Simplify your hiring process […]

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March HR To-Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of March. Learn More >>Submit application for workplace recognition The Oregonian’s Top Workplace program recognizes companies that have great workplace environments. Check out the program and sign up by March 21, 2016. File early to meet the H-1B deadline Based on the increased demand over the […]

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February HR To-Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of February. Distribute total rewards statements Learn More >> Creating and distributing total rewards statements shows employees that their efforts are appreciated, provides insight into their total compensation, and showcases the benefits and strengths of your company’s compensation plan. Cover all your tax form bases […]

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December HR To-Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of December. Make updates on 2016 limits to 401(k) and pension plans The IRS has released adjustments to dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement related items. Learn More >> Complete your year-end payroll requirements Reference our helpful checklist to organize and plan out […]

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November HR To-Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of November. Prepare for the winter weather Review your inclement weather policy and make any necessary adjustments. Be sure employees are up-to-date on how it works and what to expect. Learn More >> Review to-do list for proposed overtime rule While the DOL continues to review the […]

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October HR To-Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of October. Distribute Medicare Part D Notices Employers who have health care plans that include prescription drug benefits for active employees who are Medicare-eligible must notify those individuals by October 15th.  Learn More >> Prepare employees for flu season Taking some basic steps and precautions […]

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September HR To-Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of September. Review annual goals As we approach the final quarter, it is time to review where you stand with your revenue and operational goals that were set for 2015. If needed, create an action plan to help meet expectations by years end.  Learn More […]

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August HR To-Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of August. Review interviewing process In light of the trending “ban-the-box” laws coming into effect throughout the country, this is a good time to ensure your interviewing process and documents are both legally sound and effective including training interviewers on how to frame questions legally. Learn More […]

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July HR To-Do List

Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of July. Prepare for shifting health costs With medical costs expected to rise once again this year it is advised that employers have a game plan that addresses their bottom line in addition to equipping employees to make informed decisions. Learn More >> Schedule a […]

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June HR To-Do List

Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of June. Plan ahead for summer vacation coverage With summer vacation approaching it’s inevitable that at some point there will be scheduling conflicts with more employees taking time off. But, there are some steps you can take to minimize these problems. Learn More >> […]

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May HR To-Do List

Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of May. Conduct an annual HR audit If you haven’t done so this year, conduct an HR audit to get a clear picture of your company’s HR compliance and effectiveness. An HR audit will identify areas of opportunity to contribute to the success of […]

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April HR To-Do List

Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of April. Update your employee handbook The NLRB’s recent memo clarifying lawful and unlawful employee handbook policies provides a great opportunity to assess your handbook and make changes where necessary. Consider a third party review of your handbook by Trupp HR to ensure that it’s complete and that […]

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March HR To-Do List

Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of March. Review your wage and hour practices Claims against employers for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) have been on a constant increase. Make sure to review minimum wage and overtime laws to avoid liability. Learn More >> Submit application for […]

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February HR To-Do List

Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of February. Distribute total rewards statements Creating and distributing total reward statements shows employees that their efforts matter, provides insight into their total compensation, and showcases the benefits and strengths of your company’s compensation plan. Learn More >> Cover all your tax form bases […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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? […]

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September HR To-Do List

Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of September EEO-1 Report due September 30, 2014 The Employer Information Report EEO-1, or EEO-1 Report, must be filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s EEO-1 Joint Reporting Committee by the end of September. Learn More >> Review your finances Find out where […]

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August HR To-Do List

Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of August. Assess your compliance with providing benefits notices Insurance companies and group health plans can provide a concise document detailing information about health plan benefits and coverage. A Summary of Benefit Coverages (SBC) lays out an easily understood review for employees and a […]

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July HR To-Do List

Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of July. Prepare for shifting health costs Sometimes high-deductible health insurance plans can’t be avoided, but there are certain steps employers can take to reduce the cost and keep up employee morale. Learn More>> Review wage and hour laws With federal wage and hour lawsuits […]

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June HR To-Do List

Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of June. Hire a summer intern For companies that need help with additional tasks or projects around the office, the summer offers a great opportunity to hire an intern or two. This will benefit your business while providing experience for students and recent graduates. […]

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May HR To-Do List

By Jean Roque, President, Trupp HR. Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of May. Conduct an annual HR audit An HR audit is an assessment of your organization’s current HR policies and practices. Audit results are used for creating an effective workforce management plan, making sure your business is in […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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February HR To-Do List

By Jean Roque, President, Trupp HR. Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of February. Distribute total reward statements Benefits are an important part of your attraction and retention program. Keeping employees informed about benefits with a total rewards statement builds awareness of the value you provide as an employer. Learn […]

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January HR To-Do List

By Jenny Sherman, SPHR CCP, Director of HR Services, Trupp HR. Happy New Year! Let’s get the year off to a great start by taking care of these HR related tasks for the month of January. Review Safety for Remote Workers Many employees work alone either off site, or on the road with no supervision. […]

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December HR To-Do List

By Jenny Sherman, SPHR CCP, Director of HR Services, Trupp HR. December has arrived with a flurry of record cold weather! Santa may still have time to check his list to see who’s naughty and nice, but with a shortened time frame between the holidays this year, you’ll want to make sure you check these […]

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November HR To-Do List

By Jenny Sherman, SPHR CCP, Director of HR Services, Trupp HR. With the holidays just around the corner, you’re bound to have a lot on your plate–and we’re not just talkin’ turkey! Check these HR tasks off your list and you’ll be giving thanks long before the end of the month. Prepare for the Winter […]

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October HR To-Do List

By Jenny Sherman, SPHR CCP, Director of HR Services, Trupp HR. “Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.” ― Chad Sugg The chill of autumn has set in with a vengeance, a sure sign that October is looming just out of sight. Be sure to get […]

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August HR To-Do List

By Jenny Sherman, SPHR CCP, Director of HR Services, Trupp HR. August has sauntered on the scene continuing one of our best summers ever here in the Pacific Northwest with a continuous stream of warm balmy nights. Before you head off to Costco for another air conditioner, check these August HR tasks off your list […]

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July HR To-Do List

By Jenny Sherman, SPHR CCP, Director of HR Services, Trupp HR. With July knocking at the door and weather foretasted to be in the 90’s, summer is definitely here! Before you zip off to your next BBQ or slather on the sun tan lotion for a day at the beach, check these HR tasks off […]

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June HR To-Do List

By Jenny Sherman, SPHR CCP, Director of HR Services, Trupp HR. June is peeking through the clouds ready to pounce on us after the holiday weekend. Don’t get caught off guard; be sure to get these HR related tasks taken care of by the end of the month. Establish Safety Meetings Is your Oregon or Washington company required to […]

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May HR To-Do List

By Jenny Sherman, SPHR CCP, Director of HR Services, Trupp HR. May is just around the corner, and so is the sun! Here are some important HR items to check off your list for the month of May before you start planning your summer vacation getaway! Conduct an Annual Job Audit Employee classification errors can […]

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April HR To-Do List

By Jenny Sherman, SPHR CCP, Director of HR Services, Trupp HR. April showers may bring May flowers, but all this early April sunshine is just bringing spring fever! Here is this months important HR to-do list to work through before the fever pushes you out the door. File Early for H-1B We mentioned it last […]

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March HR To-Do List

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                 […]

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February HR To-Do List

By Jenny Sherman, SPHR CCP, Director of HR Services, Trupp HR. February is a short month. Be sure to add the following items to your HR checklist and get a jump start on important considerations for the month. Post OSHA Form 300A The Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses Feb. 1 to April 30. Learn […]

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